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dust on sensor

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by littleMT, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    what is a good kit to buy to clean some visable dust off of the cameras sensor?
     
  2. vinay

    vinay Mu-43 Regular

    137
    Mar 18, 2012
    Toronto
  3. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    813
    Jan 9, 2011
    Canada
    What camera are you planning on cleaning? The OMD can't be cleaned, it has to be sent in.
     
  4. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    my Sony A65.
     
  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    If it's the OM-D, don't touch the sensor! Dunno about other IBIS cameras if you can clean the sensor. So check it out first.

    But on any other digital camera my methodology is to:

    1) Blow off as much as you can with a hand blower (like a Rocket Blower) and inspect;
    2) Use a small Lens Pen to clean off the sensor, then blow again and inspect;
    3) Use a soft brush designed for sensor cleaning to brush off sensor, then blow again and inspect;
    4) Use Eclipse (sensor cleaning fluid) on a Pec-Pad (lint free) and lightly swab the sensor, then blow again and inspect.

    I try to blow with the camera upside down to let gravity do what it can with the dust. Use the Eclipse as a last report after all else fails.

    Gary
     
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