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Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by mr jones, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. mr jones

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    hey hey
    what do i need (products wise) to clean my sensor as its dirty! links to internet shops would be good

    also if someone could give me a procedure for cleaning it would be ace.

    i went into jessops yesterday to ask someone (i assumed people in camera shops would know about this kind of stuff) and one girl didnt appear to even know what the cmos sensor was, another one informed me to blow it out with compressed air (something id been told by a number of folks was a bit no no) needless to say i was pretty appauled by this complete lack of knowledge and wont be using that particular branch of jessops again. i assumed there would be some form of training for the staff but obviously not!


    your help would be most appreciated

    thanks
     
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    Try a giotto rocket http://www.hiltonphoto.co.uk/products/details/186.html , the Large one, with camera held upside down so any dust drops out as you blow it.

    (You can buy them at most camara shops, that link was the first I could find with a picture.)

    If that does not work then sensor swabs etc are next to wipe the sensor.

    hope that helps a bit :)

    Mark.
     
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    First get a Giottos Rocket Blower. That should get rid of most poo.

    Just blown mine off this morning, still some very small dust bunnies at f22/blue sky, but not really a problem.....yet.

    If your gonna clean.........just do a www search for 'sensor cleaning'. There's loads of reading and advice.

    Have a look here

    http://www.pbase.com/copperhill/ccd_cleaning

    mmmm, might just order one myself.. :D
     
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    so this isnt for me then!

    anyone want to clean my camera for me? :lease:
     
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    Come on lad just recall undoing that first bra strap:lesson:


    :laugh:
     
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    its easiet just to pull liberal hippy types, then you dont have to worry about bra straps
     
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    Some people like to free battery hens from their cages, others free monkeys from a lab.

    But for me there's nothing better then seeing a pair of tits go free
     
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    lolloping gently in the summer breaze, you cant beat a brace of unsupported puppies....

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    Now if you want advice on cleaning puppies i'm your man.


    Basically all you need is a wet Tshirt:lesson:

    Ok we've milked the boobs for all they're worth:rolleyes:

    Get it, milk, boobs? :rolleyes:

    Thank you, i'm here all week
     
  11. mr jones

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    get your

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    Back on topic... when I tried blowing the sensor it just moved the dust about and moved some onto the ground glass screen - which was harder to clean than the sensor.

    Just remember you are cleaning a glass IR filter covering over the sensor - not the sensor itself and it won't be quite as scary.

    5 mins with pec pads,homemade soft rubbery plastic chisel and eclipse fluid = job done for me (100 pads + fluid bought online from warehouse express about £12 I think). Still got enough for another 25 cleaning sessions or so.

    Nothing to worry about :)
     
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    you got a link?
     
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    No - their server seems to be broken.

    http://www.warehouseexpress.com

    Even though its broken it will still hold you captive - its one of those sites that clicking the back button on gets you nowhere.

    I found the sales email - I was out with the prices :-

    Order Details
    Product Quantity Price Total
    Eclipse Cleaner 1 £7.99 £7.99
    Pec-pads 10x10cm 100 sheets 1 £5.99 £5.99
    Next Day Delivery (Mon-Fri): £3.99
    Total: £17.97
     

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