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Best Sensor Cleaning Device


24 Aug 2009 2:44PM
Hello all,

Right, I have about nearlly 20 dust spots on my sensor in the Camera, and most of them I can see when I shoot at a shutter speed lower than 1/200th

I have a old sensor Cleaning blower which my dad had, when he was using film years ago, but it doesnt get all my spots away at all.

So can I ask you guys which sensor cleaning devices you would recomend me to get please?

Thanks.

Scott

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strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2009 2:55PM
Wire brush and Detol.

I use Eclipse E2 fluid and PEC Pads. You can get them from warehouse express, but click through the shop UK link to get EPZ some brownie points.
tepot 10 4.4k United Kingdom
24 Aug 2009 3:15PM
take it to a garage and use the air line, if you just squeeze the trigger lightly you can control the air flow.

Terry.
bricurtis Plus
9 1.9k 48 England
24 Aug 2009 3:26PM

Quote:Take it to a garage and use the air line, if you just squeeze the trigger lightly you can control the air flow.

Terry.


If that fails send it through the car wash .(((Smile)))

Arctic Butterfly - works for me.
tepot 10 4.4k United Kingdom
24 Aug 2009 3:35PM

Quote:If that fails send it through the car wash


make sure the power is switched off and don't select the wax finish ;- )
NEWMANP Plus
7 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2009 3:46PM
Wire wool soaked in parrafin works every time
Phil
franken Plus
12 3.4k 4 Wales
24 Aug 2009 4:51PM
Arctic burtterfly works for me also.

Ken
f8 11 9.2k 22 England
24 Aug 2009 4:56PM
Arctic Butterfly is the only one you should use.
NeilS Plus
8 961 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2009 4:58PM
Check this out , advice on all systems

I tend to use blower followed by artic butterfly, and because I have a greasy canon, this is always followed by an eclipse and pecpad wet clean
mr g 10 403 3 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2009 5:04PM
'Jif' used to work really well. I find that 'Cif' is less good - perhaps they change the formula when they changed the name!!!!



Artic butterfly and Eclipse
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2009 5:07PM

Quote:'Jif' used to work really well. I find that 'Cif' is less good - perhaps they change the formula when they changed the name!!!!



Artic butterfly and Eclipse



I've always found Cif and Jif a bit "iffy". The sensor smells of lemons but is useless for taking images - still it smells nice as a paperweight.

Eclipse and Artic Butterfly for me as well.
whipspeed Plus
10 4.1k 22 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2009 5:10PM
Arctic butterfly and if anything doesn't come off after that, I use the intemos sticks and fluid.
24 Aug 2009 5:20PM
Thanks everyone, I have been looking at the 2 main manufacturers that you have been saying but the Arctic butterfly seems a little to expensive, so I have been looking at link
24 Aug 2009 5:21PM
This seems to be good, and is says it will fit my the Pentax K10d
NeilS Plus
8 961 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2009 5:54PM
Link is more expensive than the correct size swabs with a separate bottle of cleaning fluid, which in turn are more expensive than pecpads and eclipse fluid.

My experience is if you have grease on your sensor, it can take more that 5 attempts at a wet clean.

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