A&P Ok, I need to fucking clean my sensor.

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  1. Kirk Hinrich

    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    Never done this before, do you guys do this yourself? I guess I just need to pick up one of those little pump brush things.
     
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    Tooth brush and simple green did the trick for me on my d3
     
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    I breathe on it and wipe with a clean t shirt
     
  4. Kirk Hinrich

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    cool!
     
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    awesome!
     
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    visible dust arctic butterfly
     
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    I went to Wolf Camera and bought a sensor cleaning kit. First time I cleaned it, i got most of the dust off. Three months later, cleaned it again and got everything off.

    Two step system, wet then dry.
     
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    air can so far so good
     
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    after scratching the sensor on my xt I take my cameras in to get cleaned

    I'm just lucky you can't see the scratch in photos :hs:
     
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    seafoam it
     
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    Moisture ftw!
     
  12. f/2.8L

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    sandpaper, smooth it out.
     
  13. Jcolman

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    The pros have switched to sand blasting. Much more effective.
     
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    Heavy duty blower for 90% of things, sensor-lenspen for everything else.

    And don't ever user a brush pump on your sensor.
     
  15. Kirk Hinrich

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    Ok, so what should I buy then
     
  16. NOR*CAL

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    Check out Sensor Swab.
     
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    Certainly not what I started my post with...
     
  18. Kirk Hinrich

    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    man 90% of the posts in this thread are horseshit, what am I supposed to think :dunno:
     
  19. Kirk Hinrich

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    damn sensor swab is kind of pricey :eek3:
     
  20. NOR*CAL

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    I've used a similar brand, it worked very well.
     
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    VISIBLE DUST ARCTIC BUTTERFLY.
     
  22. Kirk Hinrich

    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    :rofl: i thought you were just throwing out an acronym or something.
    :cool: though, this shit is pricer than i expected though :eek3:
     
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    haha yeah I suppose it sounds kinda wacky.

    Anyway, they're the standard for professional sensor cleaning.
     
  24. Kirk Hinrich

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    can i really justify a professional cleaning tool though? I dunno, maybe I should just go with some swabs or something :dunno:
    im heading over near central camera today, downtown, so maybe I'll see what they've got.
     
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    swabs are most for streaks and stuff.. The brush is best for dust. It's statically charged so it actually lifts the dust off and out, not just brush it off the sensor and into another part of your camera.
     

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