Hey all, I'm getting a sensor brush to review soon, so I'm looking forward to that, but also nervous at the same time whether I could be doing my camera any harm. Just wondering how everyone goes about cleaning their DSLR sensors (or should I say sensor filter/plate/thingy)? What works best for you? How often do you do it?
Along similar lines - does anyone actually follow the recommendations from the camera manual - i.e. abstaining from self cleaning, and sending your camera into be cleaned by qualified service personnel only?
Jan 30, 2007, 09:13
(This post was last modified: Jan 30, 2007, 09:13 by barrok.)
I managed to keep the istD sensor clean mainly with a simple 'hurricane' blower. I did wet clean it a couple of times too - used Digipads and eclipse fluid.
The wet cleaning wasn't anywere near as frightening or difficult as I thought it might be - honestly. I simply mounted the camera on the tripod next to a window, angled it downwards slightly so I could see the surface of the sensor (well the filter that covers the sensor, to be more precise). that meant i could actually see the stubborn specks with the naked eye.
A drop of Eclipse, wipe once each way with a clean pad (use each side only once) and that did the trick no bother. the result was excellent too - bright/clean sensor, dust specks all gone.
Just in time Pol, as my sensor looks a bit spotty. (well blue sky in shots)
My whoosh brush is a very small one, so I may get the Rocket.
I havent really had to " clean " mine yet . I did get some " dust " on it and just using a " puffer " did the trick . When would/should i get it cleaned ? Just when i see specks or after a bunch of shots ( i am getting there very quick ) ?
You get to keep it! how mega-ly cool!
I like the reveiew , thanks for letting us take a peak at it .
Looks good Julian - perhaps you should revisit the value for money when you compare it to the cost of the other methods on the market.
Feb 5, 2007, 04:30
(This post was last modified: Feb 5, 2007, 04:31 by Kerridwyn.)
I have to say I didn't read it, but just by the pictures I would be interested in buying it... It looks very easy to clean with this brush.