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Old Jul 27, 2012, 1:36 AM   #1
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Default Sensor cleaning on the NX100

The worst thing that can happen after you spend hours in trying to get good shots is to find unwanted artifacts or smudges on your pictures. This is the results of lints or dust particles got into the camera and deposited on the sensor.

1. Most common practice is to try to blow them using a rubber bulb blower. What if it does not works and particles are still stuck in the sensor.

2. I have tried to use a Q-tip with a little distilled water on it to wipe off or pick up the particles. This is pretty safe for the sensor but the it takes time for the water to dry out.

3. I have great success using a cleaning compound, Trichlorotrifluoroethane on both the NX100 and my Sony A200. Using the way like distilled water with a Q-tip. It picks off the particles off the sensor without leaving any residue and dries almost instantly. Make sure that the area you are working in is well ventilated as this stuff is pretty toxic according to the label on the spray can.
Canon 5D MKII, EF 24-105mm f/4L, EF 50mm f/1.8, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro, Tamron 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD, Sigma DG 150-500mm f/5.-6.3 APO HSM.
Canon EOS T3i, 7D and 70D EF 17-40mm f/4L, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6, Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, 430 EXII Flash.
Sony A200, SLT-A58 System with HVL-F42AM Flash.
Mirrorless APS-C camera: Samsung NX100, Canon EOS-M.
M4/3 systems: Olympus OM-D-E-M5 and Panasonic DMC-G3.
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