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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?
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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.
take it to a garage and use the air line, if you just squeeze the trigger lightly you can control the air flow.
Quote: Take it to a garage and use the air line, if you just squeeze the trigger lightly you can control the air flow.
If that fails send it through the car wash .((()))
Arctic Butterfly - works for me.
Quote: If that fails send it through the car wash
make sure the power is switched off and don't select the wax finish ;- )
Wire wool soaked in parrafin works every time
Arctic burtterfly works for me also.
Arctic Butterfly is the only one you should use.
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
'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
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.
Arctic butterfly and if anything doesn't come off after that, I use the intemos sticks and fluid.
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
This seems to be good, and is says it will fit my the Pentax K10d
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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