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Old January 7th 05, 11:42 PM
Jimmy Smith
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Default Swabbing a DSLR sensor

I have now learned that ALL owners of Canon 10D and 20D and Nikon's various
DSLR owners will eventually have dust on their CMOS sensors. This dust will
eventually show up on pictures. This is not a possibility..........
Unfortunately it is a fact.

I have a 10D and have now blown the dust off with a little hand powered
blower but I am thinking of "swabbing" the sensor to get absolutely dust
free sensor pictures. I am going to use a tiny spatula type device, some
PecPads and some Eclipse cleaner.

What I would like to know, is if anybody here has used this swabbing method
and what were your results? Have any of you suffered permanant camera
damage as a result?

Thanks

Jimmy


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Old January 8th 05, 09:25 AM
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On Fri, 7 Jan 2005 17:51:00 -0500, "Bill Crocker"
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Might be a good question to ask Canon's service people. Only an answer from
them will ensure you do not void your warranty.

Bill Crocker

Just curious, have you had much dealings with Canon service dept.?
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Old January 9th 05, 03:02 PM
Bart van der Wolf
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"Roger" wrote in message
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On 8 Jan 2005 09:40:06 -0600, "Howard McCollister"

wrote:

SNIP
The other method is using Sensor Brush, and this is
really been the up-and-coming method with the pros.
Look at
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-6460-7296


It's of no use to me unless they tell me how much it costs.
They just say it isn't cheap. If it's $5 or $50 I want to know
up front. If I need it I'll get it in either case. I hold the same
approach on sales. If the price isn't up front I quit reading.
It's one of my pet peeves.


Assuming that with "they" you mean Rob Galbraith? He doesn't run a
price list for other companies. So you could check yourself which of
the (currently) nine different kits you need/like at:
https://visibledustca.secure.powweb.com/catalog.php

Bart

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Old January 9th 05, 03:02 PM
Bart van der Wolf
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"Roger" wrote in message
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On 8 Jan 2005 09:40:06 -0600, "Howard McCollister"

wrote:

SNIP
The other method is using Sensor Brush, and this is
really been the up-and-coming method with the pros.
Look at
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-6460-7296


It's of no use to me unless they tell me how much it costs.
They just say it isn't cheap. If it's $5 or $50 I want to know
up front. If I need it I'll get it in either case. I hold the same
approach on sales. If the price isn't up front I quit reading.
It's one of my pet peeves.


Assuming that with "they" you mean Rob Galbraith? He doesn't run a
price list for other companies. So you could check yourself which of
the (currently) nine different kits you need/like at:
https://visibledustca.secure.powweb.com/catalog.php

Bart

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Old January 9th 05, 04:19 PM
Howard McCollister
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"Don Dunlap" wrote in message
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I looked at my 20D - two 1/2 months old - for the first time. I took a
shot of the sky and was amazed at the crap on the sensor. I ordered a
sensor cleaning kit from Copper Hill Images, after hearing about it on
this forum. I hope it does the trick.


Also look at
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/con...id=7-6460-7296 . This
method using the Sensor Brush method has become the preferred method of many
professional photographers.

HMc



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Old January 9th 05, 04:19 PM
Howard McCollister
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"Don Dunlap" wrote in message
news:[email protected] .com...

I looked at my 20D - two 1/2 months old - for the first time. I took a
shot of the sky and was amazed at the crap on the sensor. I ordered a
sensor cleaning kit from Copper Hill Images, after hearing about it on
this forum. I hope it does the trick.


Also look at
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/con...id=7-6460-7296 . This
method using the Sensor Brush method has become the preferred method of many
professional photographers.

HMc



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Old January 9th 05, 05:12 PM
Chris Dubea
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Assuming that with "they" you mean Rob Galbraith? He doesn't run a
price list for other companies. So you could check yourself which of
the (currently) nine different kits you need/like at:
https://visibledustca.secure.powweb.com/catalog.php

Bart


The issue I have with these people is in the "packaging" of their
products. You can't buy a single product. All their offerings are
"kits". I for one would like to be able to choose specifically what I
want to buy.
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Chris
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Old January 9th 05, 05:12 PM
Chris Dubea
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Assuming that with "they" you mean Rob Galbraith? He doesn't run a
price list for other companies. So you could check yourself which of
the (currently) nine different kits you need/like at:
https://visibledustca.secure.powweb.com/catalog.php

Bart


The issue I have with these people is in the "packaging" of their
products. You can't buy a single product. All their offerings are
"kits". I for one would like to be able to choose specifically what I
want to buy.
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Chris
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Old January 10th 05, 06:12 AM
jean
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I looked at my 20D - two 1/2 months old - for the first time. I took a
shot of the sky and was amazed at the crap on the sensor. I ordered a
sensor cleaning kit from Copper Hill Images, after hearing about it on
this forum. I hope it does the trick.


Also look at
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/con...id=7-6460-7296 . This
method using the Sensor Brush method has become the preferred method of

many
professional photographers.


I bought a Sensor Brush and it does work. I have no affiliations with the
comapany except being satisfied. It IS expensive, but I have two cameras to
clean, my daughter's and mine. Took a few minutes and was totally
effective. I was a bit leery of the swabbing with wetted pads but this dry
method does work.

Jean


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Old January 10th 05, 06:12 AM
jean
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I looked at my 20D - two 1/2 months old - for the first time. I took a
shot of the sky and was amazed at the crap on the sensor. I ordered a
sensor cleaning kit from Copper Hill Images, after hearing about it on
this forum. I hope it does the trick.


Also look at
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/con...id=7-6460-7296 . This
method using the Sensor Brush method has become the preferred method of

many
professional photographers.


I bought a Sensor Brush and it does work. I have no affiliations with the
comapany except being satisfied. It IS expensive, but I have two cameras to
clean, my daughter's and mine. Took a few minutes and was totally
effective. I was a bit leery of the swabbing with wetted pads but this dry
method does work.

Jean


 




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