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Old Oct 7, 2010, 12:08 AM   #1
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I need to purchase the sensor cleaning kit. What do you recommend? I was looking for the Visible Dust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit. Is there any different between the green or orange? What size do I need to buy? Do you recommend any other brand?

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Old Oct 7, 2010, 12:49 AM   #2
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I use a nylon brush from an Art Supply store about 1/2 in wide (it must be a quality brush) and a can of compressed air to clean my sensor. Spraying the air through the nylon brush activates a charge to the brush and then when you pull the brush close to the sensor, it will attract the dust to the charged brush and the sensor is clean.

This has worked for me for years, and I keep the brush in a plastic case to keep it from getting contaminated when I am not using it.

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I use a nylon brush from an Art Supply store about 1/2 in wide (it must be a quality brush) and a can of compressed air to clean my sensor. Spraying the air through the nylon brush activates a charge to the brush and then when you pull the brush close to the sensor, it will attract the dust to the charged brush and the sensor is clean.

This has worked for me for years, and I keep the brush in a plastic case to keep it from getting contaminated when I am not using it.

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I can confirm this approach ... All I've ever needed and used with my K100D are a good bulb blower and 2 Nylon brushes as above, I got mine on Ebay as a kit, one brush is used solely for the sensor, and the other for the mirror box and viewfinder area each brush was supplied with it's own ziplock bag to store them when not in use. they do an excellent job. ... Jack.
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i use this method too
to charge the brush i just hold it over the vacuum cleaner tube and suck air over it

although since getting a rocket blower i have not needed to do it this way
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Can you point me to see package at ebay?
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Can you point me to see package at ebay?
Hi,
I've scanned Ebay, and see nothing like the kit I bought ( not surpising really, must be 5 years since I got mine). Your best bet is to get one or more quality flat (Half inch) nylon brushes from an art store, as Tom suggests above.
That plus canned air, and maybe a rubber bulb squeeze blower, should be all you need.
The link below is a blower similar to what I use. ... Jack

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dust-Blower-Clea...item4aa4aba80f

Edit ... Be sure to keep your brushes in dust free packs. Zip lock bags are ideal. Mine are colour coded too so they're only used for one job.

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Hi

This is what i have used in the past. The few times i needed it, it worked great
http://www.copperhillimages.com/inde..._Hill_Products
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They do have everything you could ever want in sensor cleaning, although a quality brush from a Art Store and canned air/rocket blower is less expensive.

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This is what i have used in the past. The few times i needed it, it worked great
http://www.copperhillimages.com/inde..._Hill_Products
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One point though - NEVER use compressed air on the sensor itself - you can nock things out of alignment. Blowers are fine but compressed air directly on the sensor is not recommended.
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One point though - NEVER use compressed air on the sensor itself - you can nock things out of alignment. Blowers are fine but compressed air directly on the sensor is not recommended.
Compressed air cans can also deposit droplets of moisture.
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