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Old Sep 2, 2005, 2:34 AM   #1
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Has anyone had any experience with the products from http://www.photosol.com/ ?

In particular the Eclipse and sensor swabs.

Just wondering before i go spending $90 on the swabs and $25 on the eclipse. (AUD)
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Old Sep 2, 2005, 10:55 PM   #2
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Before you go spending your money, take a look at this:

http://194.100.88.243/petteri/pont/H...ur_Sensor.html

I have used this method twice since owning my d*ist, and it works like a charm!

Make sure, as the article says, to ensure that you get all of the gunk and glue out of the brush. Follow the directions meticulously, and in my opinion, it is very effective. It removed all of my little dust bunnies that were showing up on blank sky shots.

Let me know how it works for you!
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Old Sep 3, 2005, 2:47 AM   #3
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The thing is i think a couple the spots wont be removable by a brush and will need a wet method - and the benefit is this company will guarantee no damage to the camera. I think order the sensorswabs and the methanol
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Why are you so sure the spots will need a wet cleaning, and will only come off that way? Is it because they have been there a while? Probably 99% of what you will see on your pictures will be dust, unless you have really exposed the sensor to gunk that is "wet", which is hard to imagine. I still think it will be worth trying - it is a very soft procedure. Even wet, I sometimes worry about too much "pressure" and actual contact with the sensor. Hope whatever you use works, because it makes a difference - no more Photoshopping out the dots!
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Very interesting article on cleaning nznhut. I will have to look for a source for a good glue free nylon brush.
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Old Sep 6, 2005, 1:13 AM   #6
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Loew-Cornell 3/4" 798 Flat Glaze brush has done a great job for me. I bought mine at Michael's (or any other art/craft shop) for under $15
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The sensor cleaning instructions Pentax puts in their manuals actually works quite well. Often all it takes is a little bit of air is all it takes. Just hold your camera with the sensor pointing down so all the dust falls out of the camera.

Worth trying out an air blower first, unless you have some pretty extreme dust on there you should be fine.
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Old Sep 7, 2005, 2:42 PM   #8
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Here is a picture of the dust.

http://errno.gmm.com.au/dust.jpg

f/22, shot of the sky, Auto-levels in photoshop.

That wierd lookin spot on the top right area is the one i think is wet.
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Old Sep 7, 2005, 6:26 PM   #9
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Wow dusty

Have you tried cleaning it at all yet?
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Old Sep 8, 2005, 9:00 PM   #10
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I just read a tip in PCPhoto Mag which I think is all wrong. It says "to access the clean mode in your camera, then turn camera face down then turn camera off" But in the DS won't it just revert back to standard status and go out of CCD clean status? It did make a point that with the camera off the CCD is no longer charged and will collect less dust.
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