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Crippledsandwich
18th January 2011, 07:21 PM
Hi Everyone

Can anyone recommend a sensor cleaning kit for around 40 - 50.

thanks


Chris:o

Ellie
18th January 2011, 09:20 PM
Do you need one? I've never had to clean a sensor on any of my Olympus cameras. :o

benvendetta
18th January 2011, 09:43 PM
Hi Everyone

Can anyone recommend a sensor cleaning kit for around 40 - 50.

thanks


Chris:o

Surely it can't be for an Olympus? ;)

Crippledsandwich
18th January 2011, 10:39 PM
Do you need one? I've never had to clean a sensor on any of my Olympus cameras. :o

Surely it can't be for an Olympus? ;)

HaHA i was waiting for someone to ask that, Its for a Nikon D40 :)

shenstone
18th January 2011, 10:59 PM
Surely this should have read Censor... Cleaning kit Help:rolleyes:

Regards
Andy

Crippledsandwich
18th January 2011, 11:25 PM
Surely this should have read Censor... Cleaning kit Help:rolleyes:

Regards
Andy

lol True but i have a friend in need, Which i have already highlighted the benefits of my 520 to lol

shenstone
18th January 2011, 11:30 PM
Sorry .. like others I can't really help

I would suggest posting in DP now if you've not done so already as it;s more generic in users

Regards
Andy

Crippledsandwich
18th January 2011, 11:45 PM
yeah i have tried TP but it was swamped with in minutes, thanks anyway though

Zuiko
18th January 2011, 11:57 PM
yeah i have tried TP but it was swamped with in minutes, thanks anyway though

If you're using TP the subject has almost certainly come up there before. rather than post a new thread, which just gets lost, try using the site search facility - it's bound to locate what you want. :)

Crippledsandwich
19th January 2011, 12:26 AM
If you're using TP the subject has almost certainly come up there before. rather than post a new thread, which just gets lost, try using the site search facility - it's bound to locate what you want. :)

i have managed to find a few things on there but its been the case of searching through other threads nothing direct. mentioning good products and so forth. On warehouse express there is over 8 pages of cleaning materials just for sensors so im abit lost to say the least. from what i have gathered though, a rocket blower is always the first step and then if that doesn't work use something wet like a swab or something sticky.

Zuiko
19th January 2011, 12:43 AM
Sorry I can't be more helpful, I've been using Olympus DSLRs for over 4 years and I've never had a dust problem so I have no experience of sensor cleaning. In fact, until I recently bought a Pen (which doesn't have a mirror) I'd never even seen a sensor!

Crippledsandwich
19th January 2011, 01:00 AM
Sorry I can't be more helpful, I've been using Olympus DSLRs for over 4 years and I've never had a dust problem so I have no experience of sensor cleaning. In fact, until I recently bought a Pen (which doesn't have a mirror) I'd never even seen a sensor!

lol I'm actually the same, though i have only had my olly for just over a year and a half. i have never had to clean the sensor and i have been in some dusty conditions as well. sometimes i take my olly for granted, but im always reminded by simple little features like the sensor shake, that other cameras just didn't have the vision to include.

StephenL
19th January 2011, 07:37 AM
When I was a Canon user I used a sensor-sized swab with the special cleaning fluid as supplied by Warehouse Express and the like. It's important to buy a swab sized for your friends particular sensor, not larger or smaller, and only use it once. I got through a lot!

Falk
19th January 2011, 01:56 PM
Don't do this at home, I do not recomend this - but here is what I did to my E-520 and got away with it:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Sensordreck_G3895_800.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/30282)
This is my polluted sensor after one year of continious shooting - taken with a F165 pinhole 'lens'. The small aperture really brings out the mess, which was enhancend in PP though. I've read lots of advise in different forums and all kind of sources in the net and it was twofold:

never ever do this yourself, you ruin your camera <=> just go ahead - its no problem at all!

I decided I go for the later then ;)
Bought absolute 100% Isopropyl alcohol and good old Q'Tips and went on, with the use of a steromicroscope I might add. Here is what I ended up with:
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Sensor_after_cleaning_G3958_800.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/30283)

Crippledsandwich
19th January 2011, 02:01 PM
When I was a Canon user I used a sensor-sized swab with the special cleaning fluid as supplied by Warehouse Express and the like. It's important to buy a swab sized for your friends particular sensor, not larger or smaller, and only use it once. I got through a lot!

thanks, I have just had a look and decided to give them a ring. They were very helpful. Glad I don't have to do this with my Olly, i'm not even sure how i can lock my mirror up lol

Zuiko
19th January 2011, 04:21 PM
Don't do this at home, I do not recomend this - but here is what I did to my E-520 and got away with it:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Sensordreck_G3895_800.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/30282)
This is my polluted sensor after one year of continious shooting - taken with a F165 pinhole 'lens'. The small aperture really brings out the mess, which was enhancend in PP though. I've read lots of advise in different forums and all kind of sources in the net and it was twofold:

never ever do this yourself, you ruin your camera <=> just go ahead - its no problem at all!

I decided I go for the later then ;)
Bought absolute 100% Isopropyl alcohol and good old Q'Tips and went on, with the use of a steromicroscope I might add. Here is what I ended up with:
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Sensor_after_cleaning_G3958_800.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/30283)

To be truthful, we've probably all got more muck on the sensor than we realize and f165 would probably show it up quite nicely! You did a great job of cleaning it.

Personally I take quite a pragmatic view of sensor dust, if I can't see it it's not there! :D

Wreckdiver
19th January 2011, 05:23 PM
A week or so ago I had a load of dust spots appearing on my photos and the Supersonic Wave Filter wasn't shifting it.

So I wrapped a lens cleaning cloth around a soft plastic spatula, applied a few drops of lens cleaning solution and viola, one very clean chip. I think there is a lot a hype about DIY sensor cleaning, too many grossly overpriced cleaning kits and dealers making nice profits.

The surface of the sensor is relatively resilient, the real thing to watch is that you have a freshly charged battery fitted before you start.

Steve

Chevvyf1
31st March 2011, 09:05 PM
Lots use these
http://www.cameraclean.co.uk/index.php