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While waiting by St Govan's Chapel last evening to see if the sun would emerge from the clouds before it went down, (answer:no), I was taking some shots for a bit of HDR experimentation. This shot was underexposed by 2 shots. I think it's about time I got my 5D cleaned properly.....
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hmmmm .... yes i see , the dreaded dust is there. i really got to try out what you say Bri. TY
lol bri , we have a place called 'Bunnyland' here in yorkshire would be proud to have that many ! Have you cleaned it yourself not hard to do with some pec pads and eclipse ?
The 5D is notorious for them...at least mine is. But Pulsars cleaning method works fine.
Quote: But Pulsars cleaning method works fine.
It would need to at that price.
In fact, not everyone who's bought this kit from Amazon would agree with you.
Cotton bud, and a drop of the wife's nail varnish remover. (High alcohol content.)
Wipe left to right over sensor.
Use dry end of cotton bud to wipe dry.
Follow up with static brush.
Cost : Pennies.
Result : Clean as a babies....
yep Eclipse and peck pads works/sensor swabs a treat but if you're going to Focus this year Just will be there, he cleaned mine for me once.
I normally use Sensor Swabs and Eclipse, but never seem to get it completely clean. Haven't seen it this bad before though.
I spent loads of money on fancy brushes, blowers, suckers, pads, fluid etc and never got my sensors totally clean. Since buying a loupe, which lets me see the dust while cleaning, my sensor is spotless. The old way was cleaning, hoping, then taking test photos only to find most had just moved about or there was more.
When you can see it you can get rid of it with gentle use of a cotton bud. It's especially easy to target those last stubborn bits when you can see them.
I got an eBay cheapie for about £30, if I was buying again I'd probably get a branded one. These are on special
Might just do that Chris, thanks.
And thanks everyone.
How do you get them to line up in nice rows across the sensor like that Bri?
Quote: I normally use Sensor Swabs and Eclipse, but never seem to get it completely clean. Haven't seen it this bad before though.
I ended up doing a double clean once, one for grease and one for water, each kit was about £25 from amazon. But after this it was good.
It looks like the last clean you did left all those spots in a line.
As mentioned above, one day i'll get a loupe.
Quote: How do you get them to line up in nice rows across the sensor like that Bri?
Takes hours of careful work with a swab Roy.
Quote: These are on special
I had the same sort of bunnies in my 30D and the lens pen worked first time.
How to get rid of dust bunnies?
Remove the lens and poke a stoat in the body throat.
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