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 Post subject: cleaning dslr sensors
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:20 am 
Can anyone advise on the best way to go about cleaning the sensor on my canon 1000d ? and what to use, solutions/cloths etc as it could really do with a wipe but dont really want to shove anything in there unless its safe to do so........


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 Post subject: Re: cleaning dslr sensors
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:48 am 
I would hold off using any cloth / fluids to clean the sensor. You should use an air bulb to blow away any detritus that may be present. Is the sensor really that dirty? the camera does go throught a "sensor cleaning mode" everytime you switch it off.

Prevention is always better than cure - when removing or fitting a lens or when attaching the camera to the scope always try to hold the camera so the sensor is pointing downward to try and limit the possibility of dirt getting on the sensor.

Ian


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 Post subject: Re: cleaning dslr sensors
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:25 pm 
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I've always used the DigiPad cleaning system, including "Eclipse" fluid:
http://www.digipad.co.uk/epages/es117943.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es117943_es123460326978/Products/5PSTKIT

You can also buy the fluid and swabs separately, but make sure that you get ones the right size for your camera's sensor.

You need to lock the mirror up to clean the sensor, but when you've finished fit a body-cap before releasing the lock, as the "flipping mirror" can suck in dust from outside the camera.


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