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Old Jan 12, 2006, 2:29 PM   #11
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I just cleaned my sensor using the "Lens Pens" that I mentioned in a previous post. It only took a minute of rubbing this "pen" over the sensor and did a surprising job. All but a couple spots were easily removed, and I'm sure if I do it again it would be perfectly clean. I would highly recommend this method.



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Old Jan 12, 2006, 2:30 PM   #12
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Old Jan 12, 2006, 8:26 PM   #13
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I have used the visable dust 8 mm brush on my 10D sensor. There were about 5 large almost water stain type marks and a number of smaller spots. After 2 passes of the brush all of the spots had disappeared. It worked just like the manufacturer said. A little costly but except for the canned air you have to make no further purchases.
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Old Jan 13, 2006, 6:52 PM   #14
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I have never used anything other than a bulb blower on my 20d and my 300d rebel. I change lenses pretty often, but I also clean my sensor pretty often too. I usually take a shot of my light bank to get a pure white shot then take it in to photoshop elements and go to auto levels. If there is any dust on the sensor, or your lens for that matter it will show up right away. I always make sure I hold my camera with the sensor facing down so the dust does not float back down onto the sensor. I suppose one day I might have to resort to some sort of sensor swab, but unless I have to, I'm not touching my sensor with anything if I can help it.
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Old Jan 14, 2006, 7:48 PM   #15
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My sensor is clean so far, but I do have a spot on the mirror. Is there any special technique to clean the mirror?

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