Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Canon EOS dSLR

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jan 18, 2005, 4:30 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 12

Today i took a photo where I wanted considerable depth of field and took the shot at F29. Guess what i found on my new 20D : Dust specks!

Has anyone tried IMS (Intelligent Mobile Solutions) Sensor Cleaning Sticks. They retail in the U.K at 10 for £20. I have read no reviews as to their efficacy but IMS claim

'The DSLRClean sticks use a unique micro-pore swab to create a mini vacuum effect, gently lifting dust from both CCD and CMOS type sensors.

The DSLRClean sticks are an effective and safe solution for sensor cleaning at less than half the cost of other available products.'

Anyone interested, check out: www.intemos.com

The scary thing is you have to wipe these swabs over the sensor! I am no expert but isn't this potentially a very risky procedure?
nigel is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jan 18, 2005, 7:54 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 133

Sensor Brush is wiped over the anti-alias filter, too.

(You cannot wipe anything over the sensor itself. It is tucked away behind the anti-alias filter.)

The idea if this and similar products is that they are dry and use static electricity to pull dust off the sensor. With Sensor Brush, you use canned air top create a static charge.

I'll be interested to hear your experience. My 20D came with dust at no extra charge and my 1Ds MkII did, too. The 1Ds MkII is a dust magnet. The 20D was worse than my 10D. I never had a dust issue with my D30 or D60.


gmitchel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 23, 2005, 9:27 AM   #3
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 33

I've just ordered a "Sensor Brush" for my 20D. I'll let you know how i get on with it!
barrylevers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 23, 2005, 11:23 AM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 12

Thanks Barry and Good Luck with the cleaning.
nigel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 23, 2005, 3:12 PM   #5
Senior Member
Setiprime's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 484

Been using Sensor Brush for several months - Works great and no messy fluids !!
Setiprime is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:46 PM.