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Camera Sensor Cleaning?
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02-19-2010, 08:51 PM Chris Frazier
Do club members do their own sensor cleaning? If so, any recommended web site or tutorial? Any recommendations for a local shop if you do not clean the sensor yourself?
02-19-2010, 10:06 PM Tim Visser
Chris,

I currently do not clean my own sensor. I have used a place off of Hampden but can not find there name. However, last week dtowntv.com had sensor cleaning as one of their topics where they went through the process and also provided you what was used to clean the sensor. I hope this helps.

Tim
02-20-2010, 09:14 AM Judith (Judy) Deist
The visual dust brush works. Thanks for sharing the RSS dtowntv.com. Never heard of that before and it is great.
02-20-2010, 10:16 AM Christopher & Robyn Loffredo
I used both the Visible Dust dry brushes and their wet system.
Great products but not cheap. I have used them for a number of years.

I also use the lens pen from Arthur Morris's Birds as Art website. I am on my second round. Great when treavling and when more than just dust.

With my new canon camera and the built in dust cleaning system I have to clean my sensor much less frequently. But when I do I real crud that needs more than just the brush.

Here are some links too.

http://www.birdsasart.com/lenspens.htm
http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com/
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/sensor-cleaning.shtml
02-21-2010, 09:47 AM Fred & Melissa Stearns
Chris,

I found I had to find a way to clean the sensor when I started getting dust all over my sensor. That was UGLY. I read all the journals I could find and settled on Visible Dust. I started with their a blower and the Visible Dust brush, the Arctic Butterfly. When I started getting blobs that would not blow or brush off, I got their liquid cleaner with the brushes. My latest acquisition was their loupe, which is a great help in spotting the dust on the sensor, I got the higher power loupe and am glad I did. The liquid cleaner is used as a last resort only.

Feel free to email or call for more information.
02-21-2010, 11:11 AM Russ Burden
I do my own - it may be a good topic to demo at the digital meeting. Remind me - I'm n FL right now and I'll be home after the 25th - shoot me an email reminder after the 25th.

Russ
02-23-2010, 08:08 AM Shirley Murrow
I haven't done it myself, but I just saw that Winston Hall has a link to a webinar entitled "How to Clean a Nikon Digital Sensor" in his February newsletter. He is one of the instructors for Nikonians Academy. Link to his website: http://www.tunerphotography.com/Newsletter.php

Shirley

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