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Big Bri
Big Bri  1215508 forum posts England
29 Jan 2012 - 9:51 PM

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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Bloggs
Bloggs  2313 forum posts England
29 Jan 2012 - 9:59 PM

hmmmm .... yes i see , the dreaded dust is there. i really got to try out what you say Bri. TY Grin

pulsar69
pulsar69  91611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2012 - 10:00 PM

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 ?

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2012 - 10:42 PM

The 5D is notorious for them...at least mine is. But Pulsars cleaning method works fine.

Jestertheclown
29 Jan 2012 - 11:05 PM


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.

User_Removed
30 Jan 2012 - 7:19 AM

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.... Wink

Last Modified By User_Removed at 30 Jan 2012 - 7:23 AM
answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012491 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2012 - 7:43 AM

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.

Last Modified By answersonapostcard at 30 Jan 2012 - 7:46 AM
Big Bri
Big Bri  1215508 forum posts England
30 Jan 2012 - 8:15 AM

I normally use Sensor Swabs and Eclipse, but never seem to get it completely clean. Haven't seen it this bad before though.

User_Removed
30 Jan 2012 - 8:26 AM

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

Big Bri
Big Bri  1215508 forum posts England
30 Jan 2012 - 8:32 AM

Might just do that Chris, thanks.
And thanks everyone.

kaybee
kaybee  93699 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2012 - 10:02 AM

How do you get them to line up in nice rows across the sensor like that Bri?

JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53469 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2012 - 10:09 AM


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.

Big Bri
Big Bri  1215508 forum posts England
30 Jan 2012 - 10:19 AM


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.

mikehit
mikehit e2 Member 45766 forum postsmikehit vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2012 - 10:52 AM


Quote: These are on special

I had the same sort of bunnies in my 30D and the lens pen worked first time.

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225716 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2012 - 12:16 PM

How to get rid of dust bunnies?

Remove the lens and poke a stoat in the body throat. Wink

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