Best way to clean a sensor?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by SchneiderMan, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

    SchneiderMan

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    My sensor has dust inside and i dont know what would be the best and safest
    way to clean the inside (sensor) i ordered a rocket blower, but im not sure that only will do the job. Any of you guys have tips? How did you effectively clean yours?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Chappers macrumors 68020

    Chappers

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  3. Cliff3 macrumors 65816

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    Since you use Nikon cameras, this article has information relevant to what you need (and was not cited in the thread linked to above): http://www.bythom.com/cleaning.htm

    The main thing to keep in mind is that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Be selective and careful about when and where you change lenses. My D2x has only required one wet cleaning in the 4 years I've had it.
     
  4. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Usual progression in ascending order of difficult dust bunnies is rocket blower, sensor brush, wet cleaning.

    Go to http://visibledust.com. That's about as comprehensive a site as I've seen, and their products are excellent.
     

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