SLR sensor question...

ashelton80March 2, 2008

Those of you that have an SLR camera, how or do you clean your sensor?

Mine is a bit dusty...I used a baby de-snotter suction thingy (i dont have kids, so i dunno the real name) to blow mine off with some success, but has anyone used he swabs with eclipse cleaning solution?

Is the process as scary as I have heard?



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I use the sensor sweep. Don't want to use to blower/sucker as it may push dust further into the camera

Here is a link that might be useful: Sensor Sweep

    Bookmark   March 3, 2008 at 12:31AM
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I was wondering this myself, Ashelton...

how do you know when it needs a cleaning? I've changed lens a few times...Is it when you change that dust gets in there? or how bout when it sits...I leave mine out to be easily accessible...Should I be keeping it under cover?


    Bookmark   March 4, 2008 at 9:43PM
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The sensor needs cleaning when you can see specks in your photos. I'm guessing it's the lens changes introduce dust in, not sure if just sitting does. With the 20D I would have to clean with every lens change, the 40D is much better with the automatic sensor clean when you power on off and back on.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2008 at 10:23PM
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I have used the chopstick, lens tissue paper and alcohol, very cheap and it works...but do it very carefully!


    Bookmark   March 4, 2008 at 10:36PM
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Juanita, look at my other post titled Desoto Falls. Paticularly in the bottom left quarter of the actual waterfall, you can see several dust specks...

From what I understand, dust is just a miserable fact of I think it happens most requently when changing lenses. I try to change mine with the camera facing down....dont know really if it helps, but in my mind it does! :)

    Bookmark   March 5, 2008 at 10:55AM
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