What product are you using for sensor cleaning?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Jim Waggener, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. Jim Waggener

    Jim Waggener Guest

    Any highly recommended product for ccd/cmos cleaning?
     
    Jim Waggener, Apr 24, 2006
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    Freedom55 Guest

    Olympus E-500

    --
    And it really doesn't matter if
    I'm wrong I'm right
    Where I belong I'm right
    Where I belong.

    Lennon & McCartney
     
    Freedom55, Apr 24, 2006
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  3. SensorBrush, Copperhill Sensor Swipe, SensorBrush for substantial
    cleaning, just SensorBrush for occasional maintenance.

    Bart
     
    Bart van der Wolf, Apr 24, 2006
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  4. SNIP
    I occasionally clean my SensorBrushes with very pure alcohol, before
    using it the next day (which allows for the residual moisture to
    evaporate). After that, the SensorBrush even managed to clean a smear
    from an earlier, not cleaned 1Ds Mark II's sensor array.

    Since that, I use an additional Pec*Pad with a few (like 3) drops of
    Eclipse, *during* my home based sensor cleaning. Between passes, and
    before wiping the sensor, I sweep back-and-forth over a flat '3-drop'
    Pec*Pad before blowing/drying/cleaning/charging the brush with a
    Hurricane bulb-blower. In fact, the brushing of a flat Pec*Pad seems
    to add more static (the brush's filaments spread more) than airflow
    can achieve by itself.

    In the field, if absolutely(!) needed, I'll only allow the
    pre-alcohol-cleaned SensorBrush to touch the sensor. I sometimes blow
    on the lensmount before unlocking a lens, assuming to dislodge some
    debri and damp-moisten the mount perifery.

    Bart
     
    Bart van der Wolf, Apr 25, 2006
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  5. I use a high-quality 100% nylon make-up brush, far cheaper than SensorBrush
    nylon brushes.
     
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Apr 25, 2006
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    Ryan Guest

    Repeated squirts of air with a nose bulb left over from the infant days.
    (The good one the hospital gave us, not the cheap store kind) I
    don't like the idea of swabbing the filter and it hasn't seemed to be
    necessary so far.

    I switch lenses often and many of my photo shoots are in very dusty
    conditions so unfortunately I get a lot of junk behind the lens.
     
    Ryan, Apr 25, 2006
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    Cynicor Guest

    You have to make SURE you wash all the sizing out of those things first.

    I have actually never used anything but a Giotto rocket bulb blower.
    I've never touched my sensors in about 20,000 shots.
     
    Cynicor, Apr 25, 2006
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  8. PEC-pads and Eclipse fluid; on a modified spatula, or as pre-made
    swabs (I think I prefer the spatula). Try dry air first, though.
     
    David Dyer-Bennet, Apr 25, 2006
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