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DSLR Sensor Cleaning?

Postby Reditor » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:38 am

I'm looking for suggestions on cleaning tools to take along while travelling for when, not if, those pesky dust and dirt particles start appearing.
Any suggestiosn on different sensor swaps or cleanign tools to use when a 'rocket' dust blower doesn't do the trick?
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Postby PaulTeolis » Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:44 pm

red
go to vistek and check the arctic butterfly cleaning kits....they are all
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Postby Reditor » Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:53 pm

Thanks Paul...I'll check that out. I don't want to get stuck with a dusty camera on the road again...once was enough.
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Postby sinecure » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:23 am

Another vote for arctic butterfly.
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Postby Reditor » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:37 pm

Thanks guys. These are cool little things. A bit pricey, but worth it overall as they're handy for travelling. Good tip for battling the digital dust bunnies!
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Postby PaulTeolis » Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:30 pm

well red, you could buy the new canon pro level cameras with the self cleaning sensor!!!!

but yes a good sensor cleaner is not cheap.
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Postby thetravelingbee » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:19 am

I can speak for the Canon self-cleaning sensor and would say that it's probably one of my favorite features of my DSLR... The camera also came with software that automatically "removes" any dust particles from the picture that might have somehow snuck in.
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Postby Reditor » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:50 am

Bah...Canon....I use Nikon :P ... who also have the fancy self-cleaning sensors. But no money for that right now.

The dust recognizing / correcting software is handy for daily shooting, but if you're on the road for awhile and do any cleaning at all, the dust spots will move around, making such software less useful...it does work great if you've got constant access to a computer though :)
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Re: DSLR Sensor Cleaning?

Postby waterbaby » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:54 pm

I got a little 'blower' thing, it's a rubber ball with a plastic nozzle and a dust filter on the intake, it looks like a little rocket... one big squeeze and 'poof' the dust is gone.

I find liquid cleaners the best for the mirror though after 'fwoofing' the dust off the sensor.
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Re: DSLR Sensor Cleaning?

Postby darkeclipse » Wed May 28, 2008 10:13 pm

im lucky to have a camera that has built in sensor cleaning ;) but i would imagine if going to a really dusty place such as egypt or something similar you might need extra help.
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Re: DSLR Sensor Cleaning?

Postby trevorbooth » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:24 pm

Another vote for the Artic butterfly!
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Re: DSLR Sensor Cleaning?

Postby thetravelingbee » Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:23 pm

Hey Red - Just wondering what you ended up doing? Did you go with the acclaimed and much ballyhooed Arctic Butterfly or what? :)
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