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Sensor Cleaning


SuziBlue 18 16.2k 10 Scotland
7 Aug 2009 11:56PM
I dunno. These scaredycats who won't just give their sensors a jolly good scrub. Woodlark - I can understand that you might feel a little worried about being assertive with the sensor, so just try the Ajax scouring powder and wire brush to start off with. Ease yourself in gently.

Those of us for whom the industrial cleaning methods hold no fears will be on hand to offer counsel and support.
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Just Jas Plus
19 26.3k 1 England
8 Aug 2009 12:03AM

Quote:..who won't just give their sensors a jolly good scrub.


Perhaps he's looking for a good scrubber, then? Smile
woodlark 17 545 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2009 12:07AM
OUCH!!!!

im not sure im doing it right, if it dosnt respond to stimuli after this im suing....
SuziBlue 18 16.2k 10 Scotland
8 Aug 2009 12:14AM

Quote:Quote:..who won't just give their sensors a jolly good scrub.Perhaps he's looking for a good scrubber, then?


Jas that's not nice. Sometimes your innuendos are somewhat tacky ..
Just Jas Plus
19 26.3k 1 England
8 Aug 2009 1:20AM
Sorry - I won't whistle anymore rude songs! Wink
Jay44 15 1.4k Wales
9 Aug 2009 11:45AM
All joking aside, since I did the major wet clean - my sensor has remained muck free!
SuziBlue 18 16.2k 10 Scotland
9 Aug 2009 1:44PM
I am thrilled for you. But a word of caution - it has only been sixteen days since you took a wet rag to your sensor.

Thankfully the good people at epz have rallied round with emergency strategies just in case. Don't want to be caught out at 3 a.m. miles from the nearest wet rag with a whacking great spot of dust obscuring the view of an alien spaceship. The embarrassment!
ckristoff 17 994 Wales
13 Aug 2009 6:27PM
Friends,

I have had my 450D for about 15 months now, and I haven't looked at the sensor yet! Is it due a clean? I've only taken about 1500 images so far.

I've got one of those Arctic Butterfly thingy's. Is it any good?


Frank.
RogBrown 14 3.1k 10 England
13 Aug 2009 9:30PM

Quote:I haven't looked at the sensor yet! Is it due a clean?

If you have to ask, no it isn't.
ckristoff 17 994 Wales
14 Aug 2009 9:26AM
Rog,

thank you for your words of wisdom.

Also, it isn't often that i swap my lenses. Usually I keep using my 'L'
24 - 105 zoom.


Frank.
Freefall 18 675 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2009 4:32PM

Quote:Friends,

I have had my 450D for about 15 months now, and I haven't looked at the sensor yet! Is it due a clean? I've only taken about 1500 images so far.

I've got one of those Arctic Butterfly thingy's. Is it any good?


Frank.



Agree with Rog - if you can't see problems in the image then no, it's not due a clean. As for the Artic butterfly - follow the instructions to the letter and it's a superb product - make sur the chamber is clean first though - I'm sure most of the horror stories you read are because people skip this step and drag oil across their sensor. That's when the need for Ajax and a scouring pad come in to play Wink
JackAllTog Plus
12 6.3k 58 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2009 8:10PM
i'm swapping lenses over 3 or 4 times a week, camera over 2 years old. No visible dust on sensor. Maybe canons anti dust on 400d is great.
Jay44 15 1.4k Wales
28 Aug 2009 11:32PM
Guess what, checked sensor today on camera, and spotless. LOL!

Not had to clean it since I wet wiped it. harharhahar
ckristoff 17 994 Wales
30 Aug 2009 12:25PM
Hello Jay,

Surely you don't mean baby wipes? Was it a clean one? Smile


Frank.
Jay44 15 1.4k Wales
30 Aug 2009 2:27PM
Used only once, Frank! Wink

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