Sensor cleaning - Nikon D70s

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by AlanW, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. AlanW

    AlanW Guest

    Hello Everyone,

    I finally was a victim to a big blob of dust on all of the photos I
    took recently. (All were repaired in Photoshop Elements 5).
    Fortunately, I was able to fix the problem in the field by "blowing"
    on the sensor which dislodged the offending dust particle. I now plan
    to invest in a Giotto Rocket Blowerfor the future. My question is: "Is
    there a preferred sensor cleanig kit for the Nikon D70s?" Also, how
    often should the sensor be cleaned? Any recommendations or comments
    will be appreciated.

    Many Thanks,
    AlanW, Jan 4, 2008
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  2. AlanW

    acl Guest

    I can't really recommend anything, but what I do is to use a blower (a
    cheapo one, bought several years ago) on the sensor once every couple
    of weeks-a month on my d200 preemptively. I've never needed to do
    anything more serious. Mind you, for the first year I used the camera,
    I only did that when I saw dust spots; still no problems. I change
    lenses quite often (at least once a day, often outside).

    However, there may be a dependence on humidity etc.
    acl, Jan 4, 2008
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    Wilba Guest

    I can't vouch for what this guy says, but he anwers all your questions -
    Wilba, Jan 4, 2008
  4. Giotto it much safer than just blowing yourself on sensor as you do not want
    to risk getting spit on sensor!

    Anything the Giotto won't shift with a few puffs can be got off using a
    "wet" method such as the popular copperhill method. (sensor wand or sensor
    swipe, with pec pads & eclipse).
    Adrian Boliston, Jan 4, 2008
  5. My first try is with a Giottos Roacket Blower. If the dust is a bit
    stubborn and won't come off then I use a sensor brush. The Visibledust
    sensor brushes are simply overpriced nylon brushes. Actually, overpriced is
    putting it mildly. I bought a 100% nylon makeup brush and cleaned it with
    some mild detergent and water then let it dry overnight. Give the brush a
    blast of compressed air to give it a static charge and then gently wipe
    across the sensor. Works great. BTW, to check for dust, take a shot at the
    sky or a light colored wall at f22 (or as high an f-stop setting you can).
    Any dust will show up.
    Peter Stavrakoglou, Jan 4, 2008
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