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Sensor Cleaning on the Nikon D7100

ScottW75

Prominent Member
Hi

I've noticed a speck on the sensor of my D7100. Now i know the general consensus is that if you buy the right kit and are careful it's not difficult.

I just wondered if this applied to the D7100 as it doesn't have a low pass filter and if that meant user sensor cleaning is a bad idea as effectively you are right onto the sensor.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

snerkler

Distinguished Member
Always try a good blower before attempting to use something on the sensor. The giottos rocket blower is very good.

Lenspen do a pen specifically for sensors, but whether it's safe to use without a filter I'm not sure.
 

ScottW75

Prominent Member
Sorry forgot to mention i've tried a giottos rocket blower but it didnt work. Tried it both on the mirror and the sensor.
 

Strobe

Prominent Member
If it's just an odd speck I wouldn't worry too much about it. It's a 2 second job in post processing even with basic software to ged rid. Chances are, you'll clean the sensor and then within no time another spec appears. It's the way of the world with interchangeable lens cameras. I use a rocket blower and spot removal in post processing. Then once a year, if there are more than a couple of stubborn specs I take the camera in to the local camera shop and get them to clean it ... costs £35.
 

shotokan101

Banned
isn't the low pass filter electronic processing ? - sensor will still have a
UV filter coating anyway...
 

ScottW75

Prominent Member
isn't the low pass filter electronic processing ? - sensor will still have a
UV filter coating anyway...

Ah right. It was suggested on another forum that Nikon suggest home cleaning isn't an option with this model because the filter was physical.

Guess you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet :)
 

snerkler

Distinguished Member
Ah right. It was suggested on another forum that Nikon suggest home cleaning isn't an option with this model because the filter was physical.

Guess you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet :)
What does it say in the manual?
 

shotokan101

Banned
I suspect that most/all manufacturers will say that to cover themselves
 

KinG3o0o

Novice Member
maybe if you know some specialist in your local store and get them to do it for you if you have nervy/shaky hands. or else then just bring it to nikon. if anything goes wrong.. your are covered..
 

snerkler

Distinguished Member
Local camera stores should be able to clean it if you're worried. From my experience sensors can take more 'abuse' than you think, although not sure about those without filters.
 

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