Sensor Cleaning

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Re: Sensor Cleaning

Post by Jonesy » Mon 03 Sep, 2012 10:38 am

so who would you see to get the sensor cleaned now? After coming back from our honeymoon i relized that the sensor on mine needs a good clean.

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Re: Sensor Cleaning

Post by cGr » Mon 03 Sep, 2012 1:32 pm

This: http://www.digitalcamerawarehouse.com.au/prod8393.htm

+ DIY


What camera do you have? I'd make a call to Canon/Nikon service centres if you're not comfortable with DIY.

Somewhere like andersons for a generic recommendation (but I would seriously consider the first two options above).

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Re: Sensor Cleaning

Post by Jonesy » Mon 03 Sep, 2012 1:59 pm

well i have a pentax, k20 i think or something like that,

i might have a shot at giving it a clean myself

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Re: Sensor Cleaning

Post by cGr » Mon 03 Sep, 2012 3:21 pm

See page 254 (Removing dust with a blower) of the K20D Manual (link below) to put your camera into sensor cleaning mode.
http://c758710.r10.cf2.rackcdn.com/file ... manual.pdf

The VisibleDust kits recommend the same size swabs for 1.5x and 1.6x sensors (the sensor normally has a bit of dead space around the sides of the actual sensor area, so they are never an exact fit), so look for this swab kit for your K20D (which is 1.5x crop). Alternative, you can go down the same path which I did (for my 1.6x crop sensor), and buy the FF/1.0x swabs, as these cover the width of the sensor (so swipe from top to bottom/vice-versa), rather than the height of the sensor (swiping left to right with the narrower swab).

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Sensor Cleaning

Post by iano » Mon 03 Sep, 2012 5:09 pm

If you haven't bought one yet, get a Giotto rocket. There IS no other blower worth considering, these or nothing.
This isn't life, it's just stuff. And it's become more important to you than living. Well, honey, that's just nuts

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