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removing dust from sensor
« on: June 15, 2012, 08:02:43 AM »
hi all,
i would like to have some tips/suggestions for removing dust from the sensor of my camera. yesterday i discovered some really annoying dust particles and so far i was not able to remove them with just a lens blower.

so i was browsing the website of my local camerastore and they sell these swaps. does anyone have experience with them? or would you suggest something else? if possible, i don't want to sent my camera to cps because it will be away for a couple of days. but i also don't want to damage my sensor. any advice is helpfull!

thanks!
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removing dust from sensor
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Re: removing dust from sensor
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 09:30:23 AM »
After the rocket blower, I use a Visible Dust Arctic Butterfly 724 Super Bright.
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Re: removing dust from sensor
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 04:53:01 AM »
After the rocket blower, I use a Visible Dust Arctic Butterfly 724 Super Bright.
thanks for your reply! this seems like an okay tool to use. i'm going to give it a try and hope none of the dust is of the sticky type that needs wet cleaning.
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Re: removing dust from sensor
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2012, 04:05:57 PM »
I've wet cleaned sensors to remove baked on dust several times.  The big no no is using too much fluid, it might get under the AA filter.  I usually use 5 sensor swabs before it finally comes clean, its not just a simple swipe of a wet swab.
 
Of course, wet cleaning is a last resort.

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Re: removing dust from sensor
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2012, 04:16:31 PM »
1. Blower.

2. More blower.

3. Send it in to canon. I've got a couple free cleanings from them.

4. Wet cleaning with eclipse and sensor swabs. I've done it twice and wouldn't want to do it again. In a pinch, it's a lifesaver. 

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Re: removing dust from sensor
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2012, 06:08:20 AM »
I've used Sensor Swabs with great success. I breathe lightly on them to get a wee bit of moisture (tip from Bryan Carnathan at the-digital-picture.com) and give the sensor a few swipes. Repeat if necessary.

I believe Canon does not recommend using anything but a blower if you're cleaning it on your own, so FWIW you may void your warranty...
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Re: removing dust from sensor
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2012, 07:29:47 AM »
thank you all for your input, i've ordered an arctic butterfly. i'll let you know of the results.
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Re: removing dust from sensor
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2012, 07:44:09 AM »
I tolerated a bad dust spot for 2 years because I was afraid to mess with my camera. Finally, I purchased a blower and an American Recorder cleaning package. I followed the directions and all worked out fine, wish I had done it two years ago...
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Re: removing dust from sensor
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2012, 12:13:11 PM »
i just used to arctic butterfly and after 3 sweeps my sensor is clean again :D
i'm really really happy! thank you all for saving me from more sleepless nights!
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Re: removing dust from sensor
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2012, 12:13:11 PM »