Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by dmora, Jun 9, 2009.
Or do i have to take it some where?
I tried the sensor cleaning function but its not working.
or Giottos Rocket Blower.
hmmm... that looks cool.
But i need something now, that i can get while im in Australia.
Lots of places sell it, including Amazon
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.
Use radiation...the Gamma type.
I think i found a local joint that sells it.
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?
Anything Nikon and Canon are at war with each other.
You are just cleaning the piece of glass in front of the sensor, I doubt one brand is softer than other.
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.
That copperhill method tutorial is great. 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$.
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.
Windex works great.
If its too dirty you can use WD-40. It all depends.
I need to find the liquid and swabs