Professional sensor cleaning in Tas/Aus

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by nickthetasmaniac, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Hi everyone, just a quick question for the Australians out there...

    Does anyone know of a reliable shop in Australia (preferable Tassie but I know that's unlikely) that does sensor cleaning? I got a small drop of snow on my GH2 sensor which left a residue when it dried, and I'm not at all keen to go near the thing myself :eek: I'd like somewhere that guarantees it's work and I'm happy to post nationally...

    Thanks in advance :smile:

    Cheers, Nick
  2. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi Nic
    I would suggest two things
    1) call Teds and ask them they will suggest something
    2) Call Panasonic Australia as well and see
  3. Geoff3DMN

    Geoff3DMN Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 29, 2012
    Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
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    I've used Camera Clinic in Collingwood before and been happy with their work (Collingwood is an inner suburb of Melbourne which is on the north island for those not from Oz) :)

    Camera Clinic

    I haven't used Michaels but other people I know have and have been happy with the results (Michaels are in the Melbourne CBD).
  4. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Thanks for suggestions people. A local pointed out that Walch in Hobart do it so the GH2 is in the post :smile:
  5. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
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    Seriously, buy a sensor swab kit and do it yourself. I picked a kit up a the local camera house. The first time is nerve wracking. The hundredth, not so much. Why pay a $100 and wait two weeks for some chump to do what you can do for $20 in two minutes. It's actually a lot more difficult to scratch a sensor than you think as long as you use the right stuff.

  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    You'll always remember your first time ;)

    It's so much easier on a mirrorless camera because you don't have to reach down so far inside the camera past the mirror box to get to the sensor.