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    Default Re: Spot on pictures HELP!

    After trying a couple of methods, my final preferred way was to use 3M Scotch tape. Wrap around something soft then go poke poke inside - works great for me Better than try to muck around with solution - I'm terrible at that and leave stains sometimes. There are many methods that work, just fine one that's comfortable for you.

    If you do alot of landscape, then you will need to clean the dust regularly as its really visible at small apertures - spending $20 over dollars every other week and significant time traveling each time is no go for me.
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    Precisely, have been doing quite a number of landscape ...
    Found this site with different method of cleaning the sensor ... but after reading, getting the right 'tools' seems very important

    http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com/methods.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    you can brush it - only with high quality soft artist brush (which some people have done) which is definitely clean - regularly cleaning it with alcohol of sorts is recommended, else you will just smear the sensor with dirt and dust and oils.

    a good example of a glorified artist brush with a little spinning motor is the extremely overpriced artic butterfly.

    to be honest, DIY yourself, just need blower + pec pads/sensor swabs + eclipse cleaning solution.

    i don't even use pec pads, i use high quality cotton buds. started using those 2 years ago, i don't think my pictures have any problems.

    everyone wants to think their sensors are tofu, need a technician to do it with "specialised equipment"? think again. you should read up on what the techs in the servicing centres do.

    of course, paying the money so that you can get a new camera if the techs screw up is a form of insurance.

    i don't even know how you could screw up though. i do not have the most nimble fingers.

    canon/nikon/fuji/pentax/sony technicians have special powers?
    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    got many forms of cleaning.....

    some people use 3m tape... i don't even want to think about how that is done.....

    there is the lenspen version of sensor thing, which is probably jsut a lenspen in diamond shape, that's called sensorklear.

    brush - google "artic butterfly" - doesn't help with welded dust - that's dust with moisture. brushing it won't help.

    as far as i'm concerned, after trying some of the methods that i'm more comfortable with (e.g. sensorklear, artic butterfly, sensorswabs, sensor swab spatula with pec pads, erm cotton buds).. all you need is a blower and/or wet cleaning of sorts.
    Quote Originally Posted by sabee View Post
    After trying a couple of methods, my final preferred way was to use 3M Scotch tape. Wrap around something soft then go poke poke inside - works great for me Better than try to muck around with solution - I'm terrible at that and leave stains sometimes. There are many methods that work, just fine one that's comfortable for you.

    If you do alot of landscape, then you will need to clean the dust regularly as its really visible at small apertures - spending $20 over dollars every other week and significant time traveling each time is no go for me.
    Thanks guys for sharing more info! So far i have not really thought about cleaning the sensor myself so not really clear on the methods. Always thought it needs the swabs and wet cleaning method, now i know it also depends on what nature of dust. Perhaps i'll try it out myself the next time!
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