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motorsportpictures

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
strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 2:55 PM

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
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Aug 2009 - 3:15 PM

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
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 3:26 PM


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
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Aug 2009 - 3:35 PM


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
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 3:46 PM

Wire wool soaked in parrafin works every time
Phil

franken
franken e2 Member 123126 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 4:51 PM

Arctic burtterfly works for me also.

Ken

f8
f8  119169 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 4:56 PM

Arctic Butterfly is the only one you should use.

Last Modified By f8 at 24 Aug 2009 - 4:56 PM
NeilS
NeilS e2 Member 7874 forum postsNeilS vcard United Kingdom
24 Aug 2009 - 4:58 PM

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
mr g  10403 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 5:04 PM

'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
montechoro  112340 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 5:07 PM


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
whipspeed e2 Member 104040 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 5:10 PM

Arctic butterfly and if anything doesn't come off after that, I use the intemos sticks and fluid.

motorsportpictures

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

motorsportpictures

This seems to be good, and is says it will fit my the Pentax K10d

NeilS
NeilS e2 Member 7874 forum postsNeilS vcard United Kingdom
24 Aug 2009 - 5:54 PM

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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