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Dust bunnies


Big Bri 13 15.7k United Kingdom
29 Jan 2012 9:51PM
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 3 313 England
29 Jan 2012 9:59PM
hmmmm .... yes i see , the dreaded dust is there. i really got to try out what you say Bri. TY Grin
pulsar69 10 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2012 10:00PM
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 e2
10 495 15
29 Jan 2012 10:42PM
The 5D is notorious for them...at least mine is. But Pulsars cleaning method works fine.
Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
29 Jan 2012 11:05PM

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 12 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 7:19AM
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
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 7:43AM
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.
Big Bri 13 15.7k United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 8:15AM
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 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 8:26AM
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 13 15.7k United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 8:32AM
Might just do that Chris, thanks.
And thanks everyone.
kaybee 10 3.9k 24 Scotland
30 Jan 2012 10:02AM
How do you get them to line up in nice rows across the sensor like that Bri?
JackAllTog e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 10:09AM

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 13 15.7k United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 10:19AM

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 e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 10:52AM

Quote: These are on special


I had the same sort of bunnies in my 30D and the lens pen worked first time.
30 Jan 2012 12:16PM
How to get rid of dust bunnies?

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

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