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Cleaning Sensors (again)

Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:37 pm

Don't think its been posted here before, so here's a link to THE site on sensor cleaning - including info on what the manufacturers do!

http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com/index.html

Enjoy.

Cheers,

Colin
Colin K. Work, Pixstel
 
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RE: Cleaning Sensors (again)

Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:53 pm

Colin,

Thanks for the link, must useful

Cheers

Ben Pritchard
 
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RE: Cleaning Sensors (again)

Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:54 pm

Colin:

Thanks in advance..
I'll have a close look later..

Enrique
 
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RE: Cleaning Sensors (again)

Wed Sep 29, 2004 10:07 pm

Interesting site Colin, especially the different methods the manufacturers use.

Ian.

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RE: Cleaning Sensors (again)

Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:01 am

"Also, since it's sometimes difficult to hold the camera steady while you're cleaning the sensor, you might want a PanaVise ........ The PanaVise holds the camera steady, freeing both of your hands for blowing or swabbing the sensor......"

About this Panavise..I'd use first my tripod...and no additional cost.

Another idea: somebody should record a video showing how to clean a sensor and add the link? That's would be a good help too. Where's Futt??

Enrique
 
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RE: Cleaning Sensors (again)

Thu Sep 30, 2004 1:53 am

Thanks for the link. Seems like a very helpful website, especially now thousands and thousands of photographers will soon start to see dustspots on their 300D's.

I wonder how the major manufacturers will try to prevent dust to come on the sensor (well, the AA filter, right?). As more and more people are getting their hands on a digital SLR, something should be done to prevent this from happening.

By the way, last week I gave my camera a major 'dust cleaning' for the third time or so. I had some troubles getting rid of some stubborn spots in a corner. They just didn't want to come off. Guess which device helped me to get rid of them in no time: Yup, the Speckgrabber, the one that some people refer to as 'Just say NO'  Wink/being sarcastic

Ivan
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RE: Cleaning Sensors (again)

Thu Sep 30, 2004 2:51 am

Yes indeed those damned corners of the CMOS allways seem to be left with some moisture, after cleaning it with the sensor swab.

When this happens, I'll try to swab the corners very softly with the corner of the swab. Usually after a few tries, the moisture is gone. But then remember be very gently with the sensor swab.

Check one last time if no spots are left by rotating the body in every angle so you can see if the sensor is pefectly clean.

Cheers
Fabrice Sanchez - Brussels Aviation Photography
 
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RE: Cleaning Sensors (again)

Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:01 am

I highly recommend everyone follow the directions in the "How To Create A Test Image To Check For Dust." I knew my sensor was dirty as I have been seeing a lot of specs on my higher F-stopped images. Then I did the test described on this site and wow... I had no idea how dirty my sensor was:



All that's missing is an amoeba and few paramecium.

Time to clean!

 
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RE: Cleaning Sensors (again)

Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:11 am

Exitrow..

I can clearly identify some bacterias growing very fast...ummm...I'd recommend to use a cream with antibiotics as well!

Enrique
 
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RE: Cleaning Sensors (again)

Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:12 am

Excellent Colin thanks for the info.

Cheers,
Colin H
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RE: Cleaning Sensors (again)

Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:24 am

dude, how did you get pubic hair in your camera
 
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RE: Cleaning Sensors (again)

Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:26 am

dude, how did you get pubic hair in your camera

I love my camera a great deal. Though... the lens mount is a bit small for me. You (Royal), would have plenty of room though.

 
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RE: Cleaning Sensors (again)

Thu Sep 30, 2004 8:33 am

ahahahahahahahahaha.

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RE: Cleaning Sensors (again)

Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:27 am

Well if we are talking cleaning.
http://www.pbase.com/copperhill/ccd_cleaning
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