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  • Sensor Cleaning kit Help

    Chris

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    Re: Sensor Cleaning kit Help

    Do you need one? I've never had to clean a sensor on any of my Olympus cameras.
    - my pictures -

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      Re: Sensor Cleaning kit Help

      Surely it can't be for an Olympus?
      Dave

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      • #4
        Re: Sensor Cleaning kit Help

        Originally posted by Ellie View Post
        Do you need one? I've never had to clean a sensor on any of my Olympus cameras.
        Originally posted by benvendetta View Post
        Surely it can't be for an Olympus?
        HaHA i was waiting for someone to ask that, Its for a Nikon D40
        Chris

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        • #5
          Re: Sensor Cleaning kit Help

          Surely this should have read Censor... Cleaning kit Help

          Regards
          Andy
          My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
          4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
          m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
          FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
          The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

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          • #6
            Re: Sensor Cleaning kit Help

            Originally posted by shenstone View Post
            Surely this should have read Censor... Cleaning kit Help

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

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            • #7
              Re: Sensor Cleaning kit Help

              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
              My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
              4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
              m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
              FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
              The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

              My places
              http://www.shenstone.me.uk
              http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
              https://vimeo.com/shenstone
              http://cardiffnaturalists.org.uk/

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              • #8
                Re: Sensor Cleaning kit Help

                yeah i have tried TP but it was swamped with in minutes, thanks anyway though
                Chris

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                • #9
                  Re: Sensor Cleaning kit Help

                  Originally posted by Crippledsandwich View Post
                  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.
                  John

                  "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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                  • #10
                    Re: Sensor Cleaning kit Help

                    Originally posted by Zuiko View Post
                    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.
                    Chris

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                    • #11
                      Re: Sensor Cleaning kit Help

                      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!
                      John

                      "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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                      • #12
                        Re: Sensor Cleaning kit Help

                        Originally posted by Zuiko View Post
                        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.
                        Chris

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                        • #13
                          Re: Sensor Cleaning kit Help

                          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!
                          Stephen

                          A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

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                          • #14
                            Re: Sensor Cleaning kit Help

                            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:


                            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:
                            I am not afraid of Tits

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                            • #15
                              Re: Sensor Cleaning kit Help

                              Originally posted by StephenL View Post
                              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
                              Chris

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