How do I clean the sensor on my Nikon D70?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Charlie, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Charlie

    Charlie Guest

    I need to clean my D70 sensor - not something that I've done before.

    I assume that the sensor must be very fragile. What procedure should I
    use in order to avoid damage?


    Charlie, Sep 3, 2007
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  2. Charlie

    E Guest

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  3. Charlie

    babaloo Guest

    There are several dust free swab sets that are the best to begin with used
    Mirror lockup for sensor cleaning is explained in the instruction manual.
    Use a light touch, as in barely touch the sensor.
    Then photograph blue sky or something similar and examine for remaining
    If you use any liquids use the minimal amount: barely damp, not wet.
    Otherwise pay someone to do it.
    babaloo, Sep 3, 2007
  4. Charlie

    Joel Guest

    You may need to GOOGLE for detailed information, else it's no way anyone
    here can be able to give all detailed information in one or few short
    messages. But in general

    - You set the camera to F-20+ or so, point to sky and snap it. Yes, you can
    point to just about anything you feel like.

    - Load the image to some graphic viewer to exam it.

    - There are several methods you can try, and depending on different
    situation some simple technique may work fine.

    - Blowing, blowing air to sensor to blow the dirt away.

    - Magnetic, spraying air to a fine brush to create some magnetic, move the
    brush across the sensor and hoping the magnetic is strong enough to pick
    up the dirt.

    - Wet, you will need to buy a Sensor_Clean-Kit which comes with Eclipse,
    Wipe, Pec-Pad etc.. some comes with Giottos Rocket-Air (blower) etc..

    ... and you may want to spend good amount of time GOOGLE around for more
    detailed information before you damage your toy.
    Joel, Sep 3, 2007
  5. Charlie

    The One Guest

    Bin it, Nikons are crap, get a Canon and join the elite.
    The One, Sep 17, 2007
  6. Charlie

    Not4wood Guest

    The One,

    For someone who doesn't want to spend that kind of money on a brand new top
    of the Line Best of the Best. Which older model do you think is worth it
    for the price? I've seen some Rebel XT's still available but I dont know
    enough information about any of them. I agree with you, at this point in
    time a Canon is probably the way to go except for maybe the Pantax.

    If you were going to go out and purchase a Canon but not the newest breed,
    which one would you get???

    Not4wood, Sep 25, 2007

  7. Where do you live? There is a place in Glasgow on Hope Street that
    will do it for around £40. Also, Cameratics in Edinburgh do it too
    but I don't know how much it is. I would pay someone to do it - there
    is to much chance of damaging your camera if you don't know what your


    gingerprincess, Sep 26, 2007
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