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Old Jun 24, 2003, 5:21 AM   #1
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Default Cleaning the D100

I was reading the manual for my D100, and it seems like I have to buy an external electricity adapter to it just to clean the CCD... is this a must? Seems stupid to me... since the camera is useless (well, you know what I mean) if it is not cleaned properly now and then, this adapter should be included with the camera, right?

or can i lock up the mirror manually myself to clean it?

I have noticed some spots on the pictures I take.. not god.. not good at all...
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Old Jun 24, 2003, 9:10 PM   #2
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Default CCD Cleaning

It is recommended that you use the AC adapter to clean the CCD. If you use bulb setting the CCD is charged and will attract dust to the CCD.
I have never had to use any liquids as some recommend doing I just use the tools here to clean mine. http://www.jtgraphics.net/ccd_cleaning_tools.htm
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Old Jun 24, 2003, 10:55 PM   #3
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I'm fortunate enough to be able to take a 5 minute drive to Nikon's service facility and have my D100's ccd cleaned on the spot in about 5-7 minutes, and free of charge. But I do some exterior cleaning as well, a damp cloth with a bit of rubbing alcohol to clean up grease and sweat left on the camera grip, buttons and dials from a hot day's worth
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Old Jul 22, 2003, 12:28 PM   #4
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See this sensor cleaning article over at Luminous Landscape:


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