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simie
Nov 21, 2005, 12:15 PM
How do you clean the sensor on DSLR camera when its full of dust and ruining your photographs?


Here are a few sites.

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/sensor-cleaning.shtml

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/visible-dust.shtml

http://www.photo.net/equipment/digital/sensorcleaning/

http://www.pbase.com/copperhill/ccd_cleaning

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

http://194.100.88.243/petteri/pont/How_to/a_Brush_Your_Sensor/a_Brush_Your_Sensor.html

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-6460-7296



bousozoku
Dec 5, 2005, 05:11 PM
It's so easy, I don't even break a sweat: http://www.olympusamerica.com/e1/feat_quality_filter.asp

kwajo.com
Dec 5, 2005, 06:58 PM
I haven't cleaned mine yet. frankly I'm slightly afraid, plus I haven't invested in the proper tools/solutions, but I probably will give it a go in the next month or two

Cooknn
Dec 5, 2005, 08:24 PM
Scares the heck out of me. I think I'll take it to Ritz Camera if I ever need to get it cleaned.

bousozoku
Dec 5, 2005, 08:37 PM
Scares the heck out of me. I think I'll take it to Ritz Camera if I ever need to get it cleaned.

That's pretty scary, too. How are your legs? :D

Glad I decided to pass all of that and use a camera that has the solution inside.

puckhead193
Dec 5, 2005, 08:40 PM
That's pretty scary, too. How are your legs? :D

Glad I decided to pass all of that and use a camera that has the solution inside.
huh?! how... :confused:

bousozoku
Dec 5, 2005, 11:09 PM
huh?! how... :confused:

Olympus digital SLRs (E-1, E-300, E-500) all have the fancy, shaky thingee that eliminates dust on the sensor, as my earlier link describes. In 1.5 years, I've never had an issue with dust, just like my previous Olympus digital ZLR, which was an all-in-one so it couldn't get dust on the sensor at all.

kbonnel
Dec 6, 2005, 07:44 AM
I have cleaned my 20D sensor about a dozen times, and in the beginning it can be a nerve racking experience. You never know how much pressure to use (if using the senor swabs or copperhill method) and are always woried about damaging the filter. (since you don't actually touch the sensor). I can say that I have not messed anything up yet :)

I have also tried the brush method, but so far I seem to always have to go back to the sensor swab. When I first got my brush, it worked the first time, and then the second I must have gotten some residue on the brush from the compressed can that it left a smear on the filter. I had to use the sensor swab to get it off. Sometimes I have a really nasty spot that I have to use some extra pressure and time to get rid of.

Kimo

iGary
Dec 6, 2005, 07:53 AM
It's easy as pie. The Copperhill method works best, IMO.

BakedBeans
Dec 6, 2005, 09:17 AM
It's easy as pie. The Copperhill method works best, IMO.

ditto

-hh
Dec 6, 2005, 11:18 AM
It's easy as pie. The Copperhill method works best, IMO.

Do you have a URL to this 'Copperhill method'?

Thanks,

-hh

Cooknn
Dec 6, 2005, 01:31 PM
It's easy as pie. The Copperhill method works best, IMO.The unknown is always scarier :eek: Once I dig in and get it done - carefully following directions (I'll check into Copperhill) I'm sure I'll find that it 's a breeze. So far no dust is showing up on my stuff though, and I've been using my DSLR for a couple of months...