A&P How do i clean my sensor?

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  1. dmora

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    Or do i have to take it some where? :(

    I tried the sensor cleaning function but its not working.
     
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  4. dmora

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    hmmm... that looks cool.

    But i need something now, that i can get while im in Australia. :o
     
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    Lots of places sell it, including Amazon
     
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    Daniel....you're on the bottom of the earth. Just turn on the "sensor clean" function and hold your camera up to the sky. The dirt will fall out.
     
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    Use radiation...the Gamma type.
     
  8. dmora

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    I think i found a local joint that sells it.

    :mamoru:
     
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    Question on this topic.

    I heard once that cleaning swabs/fluid for Nikon and Canon is different and using the wrong one will damage the sensor... Any truth to this?
     
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    Anything Nikon and Canon are at war with each other. :mamoru::mamoru:

    You are just cleaning the piece of glass in front of the sensor, I doubt one brand is softer than other.
     
  11. MSIGuy

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    There's Eclipse Fluid, and E2, I forgot which was for which type of sensor, just check their site.

    For cleaning my sensor (40d) I use Eclipse E2 and Sensor Swabs if I need a full on wet clean. If it's just one little stuck piece of fuzz or dirt I usually reach for my LensPen SensorKlear, same concept as a LensPen, but on a sensor.

    Google "Copperhill Method" and you'll get directed to all the info that you need on sensor cleaning. It's a lot of info to read through but it's worth going through it.
     
  12. dmora

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    That copperhill method tutorial is great. :coold: I'll see about getting this done when i get back to the states.

    I went to about 4 camera joints here in Sydney. None had just cleaning swabs and just huge 150-200$ "kits"

    A couple of places offered to clean it for me from 55, 70, and 250$. :sad2:
     
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    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Honestly, the first time you do it, it'll scare the crap out of you. I know after my hand was shaking... lol

    But then you realize it's not like you're disarming a bomb or something, you're cleaning a piece of glass over the sensor.
     
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    Windex works great.
     
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    If its too dirty you can use WD-40. It all depends.
     
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  17. dmora

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    :cool:
    I need to find the liquid and swabs :hs:
     

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