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Re: [photo-413] Sensor Cleaning

From: jcdill
Sent on: Saturday, October 3, 2009 10:32 AM
Ray Ranga wrote:
> Hi All,
> I tried cleaning my sensor myself for the first time. Ordered the
> photosol Eclipse cleaner and swabs kit. After trying 4 swabs, I am
> still left with dirt, it just seems to rearrange after every clean and
> I haven't been able to completely get rid of it. What could I be doing
> wrong? I even used the rocket blower first. I used after each clean
> too. Is this expected? The camera hasn't been cleaned for a year since
> I bought it. I thought not having it cleaned after 4 swabs is a bit
> odd. Appreciate your comments and suggestions.

I'm a huge fan of DustAid dry cleaning:


It doesn't move dust around, it picks it up.  Sometimes I need to use 
two pads, and very Very rarely I need to use a liquid dust removal 
product.  One other reason I love using DustAid dry cleaning pads is 
because I'm not sweeping anything over my sensor so I can't accidentally 
sweep a particle that leaves a scratch on my sensor.  It's bad enough to 
scratch a lens filter (which happens now and then when "wiping" the 
filter) but I can quickly and easily replace the lens filter.  It's not 
so easy, or so cheap, to replace the sensor cover.


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