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Old 27th February 2014
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Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

I have been asked to pass on the message that if you stop by the Olympus stand at the The Photography Show at the Birmingham NEC, which starts this coming Saturday and ends on the following Tuesday, you can have your (Olympus) camera's sensor cleaned if it's required.

The vast majority of Olympus system cameras don't need their sensors cleaned because the SSWF (supersonic wave filter) protecting the sensor is the most effective self-cleaning system for cameras out there but sometimes you will get a more persistent blob of something that will require a manual clean. Macro users will also benefit as dust that would normally not be visible can be a problem when using very small apertures. If things aren't busy, the guys will consider requests for sensor cleaning from non-Olympus camera users.

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Re: Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

Olympus sensor cleaning - it's a bit like offering a haircut to a bald man.
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Re: Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

Worth it for anybody with an Infra-red converted Oly camera. I am pretty sure the conversion removes the SSWF.
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Talking Re: Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

They should charge four times the price to clean a "full frame" sensor.

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Will they only clean the 17.3mm x 13mm bit in the middle of a FF sensor

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Re: Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

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Olympus sensor cleaning - it's a bit like offering a haircut to a bald man.
One of the cosmetics saleswomen in Debenhams did try and sell me some aftershave a couple of years ago: the only time I have shaved since I left school was in 1981, when I went to Crete on holiday.
I did point out the Very Full beard, to which she replied "oh yer, I didn't notice that"
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Re: Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

Will they clean lenses instead? Ian looking forward to meeting up with you again. Medics have given the OK to fly although I had another bleed today.
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Re: Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

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One of the cosmetics saleswomen in Debenhams did try and sell me some aftershave a couple of years ago: the only time I have shaved since I left school was in 1981, when I went to Crete on holiday.
I did point out the Very Full beard, to which she replied "oh yer, I didn't notice that"
A great example of parrot-fashion selling, repeating the same pitch over and over again without any regard for the actual needs of the customer. I've seen it enough times in banking!

What the saleswoman in Debenhams should have said was, "That's a splendid beard you have, Sir, what type of trimmer do you use to keep it in shape." (Whilst reaching for their top of the range trimmer)

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"You obviously don't need aftershave, Sir, but what eau de cologne do you use? We have a great new fragrance here today, which I'm sure you'll love, why not try a sample?"
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Will they clean lenses instead? Ian looking forward to meeting up with you again. Medics have given the OK to fly although I had another bleed today.
Sorry to hear that, Ed, but glad you can still travel. Hope you enjoy the show.
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Re: Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

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Worth it for anybody with an Infra-red converted Oly camera. I am pretty sure the conversion removes the SSWF.
Hi there Invicta!

It depends who does the conversion - there is no need to permenantly remove the SSWF but it is important not to trap dust between the IR filter and the inside of the SSWF, or you have to strip it down and clean it again as if you switch from landscape to portrait the dust can move about and onto the IR filter (from experience). That may be why some people do without.

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Will they clean lenses instead? Ian looking forward to meeting up with you again. Medics have given the OK to fly although I had another bleed today.
What day are you going Ed?
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Re: Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

Monday. Unfortunately the flight lands at 12:05 will get in as quickly as I can ( bit late for the 12 noon meet up) looking forward to seeing people who I only know in cyberland. Hope to see you there?
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Re: Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

Ed I'll definitely hang around it will be good to meet up. After all it's going to take the guys ages to find any dust to clean off my sensor
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Re: Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

I cleaned my E-P1 sensor with swaps and fluid from my local camera shop.....don't know where those spots came from but they were there and were successfully removed.
Don't think Ill get there for 12.00....but will certainly visit the Olympus stand to see if they are giving away any 25mm lenses.....or offering a straight swap of my silver 12,17,45,75 for black versions.....since I was caught up in there marketing I didn't wait for the black versions....I would accept a silver body instead of course.
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Re: Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

I hope I can watch and see if there is some magic they do that explains why we can't do it ourselves!
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I hope I can watch and see if there is some magic they do that explains why we can't do it ourselves!
I was thinking exactly that.
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