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Cleaning sensors on digital cameras

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Marni, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ok, I'm not new to orchids, but I'm new to cleaning sensors and it is orchid related.

    I'm sick of the dust spots on my pictures and don't want to be paying every couple months for someone to clean the sensor. Do any of you have experience with any sensor cleaning products?
     
  2. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I've used the wet/dry sensor cleaner swabs, and I'm always pleased with the results. They're disposable and not unreasonably priced compared to the cost of someone else cleaning it for you.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Jon. Any particular brand? On line or in a camera store?
     
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    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I think I got mine at the local camera emporium. But I know B&H has them also. I don't remember the brand, but I'm pretty sure they're all the same. Or at least close to it.
     
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    Just remember that not all sensors are the same size so make sure you get the right swabs for yours.
    I've ordered from these guys before and was pleased. Plus the site has some good instructional info on how to do the cleaning.
    Go easy on the cleaning solution. A little goes a long way. You don't want to leave a film on your sensor by using too much