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    Hi..there..but after blowing/wiping the dust away...it keeps coming back...it seems that there is alot of dust inside my cam which keeps falling onto the sensor....
    any idea how to get rid of them?

    i did a search liao..
    got good sites like this:
    http://www.outbackphoto.com/workflow/wf_85/essay.html
    but i gather the safest way is to send for sevicing issit?

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    Default Re: Dust on sensor

    if alot of dust is getting in..you've got to ask yourself why. i've taken my time to change lenses etc but still i don't have dust problem. recently sent my cam to canon SC but they told me my sensor is clean. not sure why u have so much dust inside.

    safest is bring to nikon sc la.

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    Default Re: Dust on sensor

    Quote Originally Posted by seanlim
    Hi..there..but after blowing/wiping the dust away...it keeps coming back...it seems that there is alot of dust inside my cam which keeps falling onto the sensor....
    any idea how to get rid of them?

    i did a search liao..
    got good sites like this:
    http://www.outbackphoto.com/workflow/wf_85/essay.html
    but i gather the safest way is to send for sevicing issit?
    no need...just ''pui'' inside, and use ur T-shirt to clean.....
    Nah....bring it down to NSC...
    mabee coz ur CCD too much static liao....

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    Default Re: Dust on sensor

    I use http://www.pbase.com/copperhill/ccd_cleaning whenever the dust gets too much to blow off ...

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    sometime dust isn't on your senor but on the mirror. try clean the mirror and see if there is any improvement. good luck to you.

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    Default Re: Dust on sensor

    Best send back to Canon for cleaning...
    TO SEE, TO FEEL, TO PHOTOGRAPH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincere
    sometime dust isn't on your senor but on the mirror. try clean the mirror and see if there is any improvement. good luck to you.
    If the dust is on the mirror, it is very unlikely that you will be able to see it in the viewfinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaiahfortythirtyone
    if alot of dust is getting in..you've got to ask yourself why. i've taken my time to change lenses etc but still i don't have dust problem. recently sent my cam to canon SC but they told me my sensor is clean. not sure why u have so much dust inside.

    safest is bring to nikon sc la.
    Hi Isaiahfortythirtyone,

    You very sure your CCD is very clean ? Maybe you might want to do this test to check

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=153255

    Hope you don't see anything extra appear
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    I read that Eclipse is a high concentration ethanol. Ethanol is not too plastic friendly- so one has to be very careful in applying Eclipse to clean the sensor as the sensor is bordered by plastic. Anyone has any feedback onr comments on the process? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Dust on sensor

    I have one bottle of eclipse to let go, never used, wanted to do my own CCD cleaning last time, now give up... rather send in for general servicing + cleaning

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    Eclipse is not high concentration ethanol, it is suppose to be PURE ethanol (nothing is pure, marketing hype). It is purer than medical or lab grade ethanol. By being pure, it prevents leaving smudges of liquid stains on the sensor glass.

    Eclipse will not harm the plastic on the camera body. If in doubt, take ethanol and start scrubbing the plastic on an old camera. You'll find it quite OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yowch
    Eclipse is not high concentration ethanol, it is suppose to be PURE ethanol (nothing is pure, marketing hype). It is purer than medical or lab grade ethanol. By being pure, it prevents leaving smudges of liquid stains on the sensor glass.

    Eclipse will not harm the plastic on the camera body. If in doubt, take ethanol and start scrubbing the plastic on an old camera. You'll find it quite OK.
    Wow.. if it's purer than medical/lab grade ethanol then it must be quite expensive because of the tax since it would be drinkable.

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