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Old Feb 13, 2006, 10:48 PM   #11
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The cost is one thing, but the time out of service is ridiculous! I am looking at the Visual Dust product line for maintenance cleaning and will even try the eclipse solution with the swab before resorting to sending my camera off for that long.

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Old Feb 14, 2006, 1:32 AM   #12
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After getting my sensor cleaned twice under my local retailer warrantee, I looked into all the methods to do it myself. I tried "Lenspens" and couldn't be happier. I read all the warnings and detailed instructions for the other methods, and these lenspens could not be easier to use. Blow out anything loose with your bulb, then rub the lenspens over the sensor, and then blow it out again. My first try took 5 minutes and cleaned a pretty dirty sensor.



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http://www.naturescapes.net/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=55423



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Old Feb 14, 2006, 5:47 AM   #13
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The cost is one thing, but the time out of service is ridiculous! I am looking at the Visual Dust product line for maintenance cleaning and will even try the eclipse solution with the swab before resorting to sending my camera off for that long.

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I think I'm with ya there H.... I couldn't believe that time frame from Ritz.... I wonder if Canon has the same time frame... Anyway... I'm going to look at some other methods... I have ordered a Rocket Blower and it should be here by the end of the week or possibly Monday... That will be my first try, then I'm going to try one of the other methods.
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Old Feb 14, 2006, 9:52 PM   #14
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Just for reference, here is a quote on turn around time if you were to send it off to Canon yourself for support.
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"The normal cleaning turn around time is ten to fifteen days; however, we
are currently processing these requests a little quicker."

And as far as pricing goes, no straight forward answer:
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"All decisions regarding warranty coverage are made by the Factory
Service Center at the time of repair. If the repair entails something
that is not covered in warranty, a written estimate will be sent to you
at the address that you have provided. The repairs to your camera will
not begin until you approve this estimate and make payment arrangements"
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Old Feb 15, 2006, 2:23 AM   #15
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I don't clean my sensor all that often, perhaps once every 3-4 months, but it's certainly not difficult.

I use a combination of the visible dust brush and Eclipse fluid and pectin pads.

It only takes a few minutes and costs about as much to buy the kit as it does to send the camera away for a single cleaning.

http://www.visibledust.com/sensor_cl..._products.html


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Old Feb 15, 2006, 9:10 AM   #16
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Peri,

The Eco bundle for 1.6x is $286. What components of the kit do you use and which ones are unnecessary?

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