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Old Apr 28, 2006, 4:08 PM   #1
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I was just wondering on cleaning your sensor is it ok to buy like a can that has just air in it and you attach a like thin straw type of thing or do you need something else.
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Old Apr 28, 2006, 4:59 PM   #2
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NEVER, EVER use compressed air to clean your sensor - it leaves a residue that can really mess things up.

Do a search here for "sensor cleaning" there are dozens of threads that discuss the RIGHT WAY.
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Old Apr 30, 2006, 1:37 PM   #3
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How safe is using wet cleaning method if dirt does not come off the sensor with blowing air with Rocket Blower?

What kind of wet cleaning is inexpensive, effective and easy?
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Old May 2, 2006, 9:28 PM   #4
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How safe is using wet cleaning method if dirt does not come off the sensor with blowing air with Rocket Blower?

What kind of wet cleaning is inexpensive, effective and easy?

I've cleaned my sensor a dozen times with Sensor Swabs and Eclipse fluid.It gets the sensor totally clean, every time. Some people fear this method, but don't understand that you're not actually cleaning the sensor itself you're simply cleaning the glass filter in front of the sensor. Here's a great article on he subject:



http://www.luminous-landscape.com/es...cleaning.shtml



Hope this helps,

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I use the same method as ChrisDM. It works splendidly for me. Had to take a deep breath and steady down the first time because of worry I was doing the wrong thing, but it's been very effective, and it's cheap.

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Old May 9, 2006, 4:04 PM   #6
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I work myself up the scale,
I start with a rocket blower
If that does not work I try the Sensor Brushes from Visible Dust
If that does not work out comes the eclipse and swab.
If that does not work I am probably in deep doo doo (never got this far).

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Old May 9, 2006, 4:52 PM   #7
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I recently needed to clean my sensor and was scared to death of all the warnings in the manual. It makes it soundlike its as fragile as Unicorn horn or something. I found this site that goes step by step on ow to clean it and it sounds pretty much like the posts above only they have pictures. I like those.

http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com

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