Austrian manufacturer Green Clean have long been a leader in the production of cleaning systems for photographers. Their range include airdusting, sensor cleaning and optical cleaning products.
As long as digital cameras have been in use, dirt on sensors has been a real problem for image makers!
Green Clean now present a specific cleaning system for Digital Capture Backs, the Digi Back Cleaner. The system offers a two part cleaning process to remove all types of dust, dirt and contamination. Part one allows the contact-free removal of dust and loose particles with an anti-static effect. Part two allows the safe removal of dirt and smudges with a specially formulated cleaning fluid and Silky Wipe cloth.
How it works:
All digital capture sensors have sensitive surfaces which are best left un-touched and contact-free cleaning methods are best! Sensors have a current going through them when in use and that creates a static charge that attracts dust, fluff and abrasions. These are all easily removed by using part one of the Digitaö Back Cleaning System: the basis for this is the HiTech 400ml aerosol can, fitted with a high quality Top Ventil discharge valve and Anti-Static brush with Thunderon filaments. Thunderon has the ability to neutralize static charges, therefore you are blowing away the loose particles, while at the same time removing the static charge of the sensor surface. The special qualities of the brush is life-long and only if it becomes very dirty does it loose its anti-static abilities.
If after part one the sensor surface is not completely clean and some welded particles or smudges are present part two is implemented: a drop of the specially formulated cleaning liquid is applied to the sensor surface and a specially designed, ultra-soft Silky Wipe cloth is used to spread the liquid over the sensor surface and eventually wiped off. No residue will remain! The Silky Wipe is individually sealed and is used once only to prevent contamination and therefore dirt transfer.
The special Green Clean cleaning liquid does not contain alcohol or aggressive cleaning substances, but is able to dissolve fatty/oily substances and other residual dirt. It is important that the cleaning liquid does not dissolve instantly, as do alcohol based products, but that they evaporate slowly do give enough time for the Silky Wipe to spread the liquid and dissolve all dirt before evaporation and absorption into the cloth.
Silky Wipe is made from a particularly flat, tightly spun silk derivative and contains no chemical binding materials or bleach. The cloth is extremely soft, yet has the slow absorption qualities necessary to make this particular cleaning process so effective.
The Digi Back Cleaner SC-8000 consists off:
- HiTech 400 ml aerosol can
- Standard release valve
- Anti Static Thunderon brush
- Ten Silky Wipe cloths 8 x 8cm, individually sealed
- Digital Capture Back Cleaning Liquid 15ml
- SC-8000P Pro Kit with Peli Case £68.00
- SC-8000 Standard Kit £37.00
- SC-8050 Replacement Silky Wipes & Cleaning Liquid £13.50
All prices are exclusive of VAT. For more information please visit the Flaghead Photographic website.