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Old 05-03-2006, 13:06   #1 (permalink)
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Sensor cleaning kit

Got a fairly dusty sensor with a couple of spots that can't be shifted with a blower. Actually blower seems to have made it slightly worse !

Does this look a resonable kit to people?
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Old 05-03-2006, 13:19   #2 (permalink)
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I use this, works well.
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Old 05-03-2006, 14:24   #3 (permalink)
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Expensive for what you get. I bought this kit (same stuff but more of it) over a year ago http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CANON-REBEL-XT...QQcmdZViewItem Took a couple of weeks to arrive but very good value compared to UK prices, works out at roughly £41 delivered.
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Thanks for that Sammy, ive just purchased one too
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Old 05-03-2006, 18:06   #5 (permalink)
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Sammy - if you are going to use the Copperhill method then I would highly recommend http:///www.pbase.com/copperhill/image/46845039 . Read his whole article as well. It's a Swiss company that has European rights and they deliver very quickly. Personally I wouldn't trust the Ebay ones. HTH.

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Old 05-03-2006, 19:03   #6 (permalink)
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Any idea of cost Stepheno?
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http://www.pbase.com/copperhill/image/46845039 .
hopefully this should work, stepheno's didn't, too many slashes.
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Old 05-03-2006, 20:54   #9 (permalink)
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Well thank you Mr Boon

Sammy - Steve's already answered but - I paid 79 SF which on my card came out at just about £35. And you get enough to last your lifetime, or at least the camera's.

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Thanks Boon and Stepheno! I've put an order in for that, cost me £43 inc. P&P which is not bad I 'spose considering it'll last me for two years even if I clean once a week!

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I get the copperhill from them a few weeks ago, I only use it once in my sensor (Canon 20D) and It works pretty well! I remove son dust particles on it that where showing when I shot sky or other things at f/11 or f/16 or f/22

I highly recommend the copperhill.

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Yep, I bought it last week, have yet to find the time (I'm NOT scared!!!!) to do it though.

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Had to Laugh...dropped my kit into Nikon on monday for a clean. Big notice on the wall saying that due to the huge number of people getting sensors cleaned they're now forced to charge £16 for the service.
Notice then goes on to say that "due to the nature of the cleaning process, all dust particles may not be removed..."


So... I'll do it myself then, shall I? LOL
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Yep, I bought it last week, have yet to find the time (I'm NOT scared!!!!) to do it though.

First pass on the sensor, after reading, and reading, and reading, and reading the booklet instructions and the web page of copperhill I was really scared hehehe

But after the first pass, and I see it was easy and safe.. I got confidence, and now my sensor is clean.

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Had to Laugh...dropped my kit into Nikon on monday for a clean. Big notice on the wall saying that due to the huge number of people getting sensors cleaned they're now forced to charge £16 for the service.
Notice then goes on to say that "due to the nature of the cleaning process, all dust particles may not be removed..."


So... I'll do it myself then, shall I? LOL
Here in Mexico, is the same and very very expensive, i have to pay 1500 pesos (like 150 usd!!! ) to Canon for cleaning my sensor. And they not guarantee that all the dust wil be removed. NEVER! I prefer taking the risk and clean it at home.
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Well just did mine, fairly easy but it took four attempts to get it free of splodges rather than just having them moved around!

Time to get onto that monthly compo now!!!

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I find there no predicting how many goes you need. Sometimes its clean in two swipes... one time it took 9 goes.

I use 2 bits of flexible PVC I cut from a new door curtain as the chisels and just wrap each one with a pec pad and put one drop of eclipse on it. Total cost was about £13 . Still got loads of pads and full bottle of eclipse.
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