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Old 10th January 2008, 7:54 PM   #1
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Default Do you think my sensor needs a clean ?



I used a cheapo sensor pen a week or so back and it only showed up today in certain shots whilst testing the new 14mm lens.Looks like I need to invest in a good cleaning kit

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Old 10th January 2008, 7:59 PM   #2
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Could only be worse if you did a spit and polish on it!!!!
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Old 10th January 2008, 8:01 PM   #3
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Post the high res?

that could be really (really) bad jpeg artifacting?

If not, you should be ashamed
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Old 10th January 2008, 9:25 PM   #4
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Wowzors. Haha, i can see your brush strokes on the left side of the image!
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Old 10th January 2008, 9:29 PM   #5
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Is that from a Lenspen?

I thought they weren't meant to leave any trace/residues?
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Old 10th January 2008, 9:49 PM   #6
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Yes, its from a lenspen..Im in the process of cleaning it up now, a few guys at the local camera club suggested a few things which im trying now.Ill see how it goes

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Old 10th January 2008, 10:36 PM   #7
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lenspens arent supposed to be used for sensors

Edit : aahh yes - the sensorpen ( misread the initial post ).

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Old 10th January 2008, 11:21 PM   #8
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A sensorpen on the other hand....
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Old 10th January 2008, 11:23 PM   #9
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you are mad man...

i highly recommend copperhill wet/dry kit, hardly use wet but i like to know its there when i need it and it was twice already where i had to go for wet cleaning but most the time with copperhill brush i can clean it 100% where at f22 with 3s exposure pointing at the monitor with focus set to closeset possible i get nothing even after applying autolevels in photoshop (that is right, i'm anal about sensor hygene)
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Old 11th January 2008, 1:25 AM   #10
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if I ever had a sensor that bad, I'd pay someone to clean it....

FWIW, in 4+ years and 3 DSLRs, I've probably cleaned my sensor 4 times, and never with anything stronger than a blower bulb.
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Old 11th January 2008, 1:34 AM   #11
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you are mad man...

i highly recommend copperhill wet/dry kit, hardly use wet but i like to know its there when i need it and it was twice already where i had to go for wet cleaning but most the time with copperhill brush i can clean it 100% where at f22 with 3s exposure pointing at the monitor with focus set to closeset possible i get nothing even after applying autolevels in photoshop (that is right, i'm anal about sensor hygene)
Just out of curiosity, how often do you clean your sensors?
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Old 11th January 2008, 2:46 AM   #12
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Dude did you accidentally grab a felt tip marker instead of the lens pen? thats horrific!
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Old 11th January 2008, 2:54 AM   #13
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lol........it looks like ive spilt coke over it doesnt it
Ive ditched the sensor pen and managed to clean it all up , it took a fair while but its all clean now

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lol........it looks like ive spilt coke over it doesnt it
Ive ditched the sensor pen and managed to clean it all up , it took a fair while but its all clean now

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is it safe to ask how you cleaned it after your initial cleaning?
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Just out of curiosity, how often do you clean your sensors?
i used to clean it few times a week (lunatic) and I would NOT back off till it was showing clean in test i mentioned before which is extreme but its great for testing, if you think your sensor is clean, think again, just run that test

if i went in to detail how i test you would think i'm 100% crazy.

BUT i'm better now, only clean it if i spot something on my pictures
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