Do you think my sensor needs a clean ?

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  1. Zzapped

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    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

    Cheers

    Z
     
  2. Nafe

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    Could only be worse if you did a spit and polish on it!!!! :shock:
     
  3. Kyl3

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    Post the high res?

    that could be really (really) bad jpeg artifacting?

    If not, you should be ashamed :lol:
     
  4. lazerin

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    Wowzors. Haha, i can see your brush strokes on the left side of the image!
     
  5. drfbro

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    Is that from a Lenspen?

    I thought they weren't meant to leave any trace/residues?
     
  6. Zzapped

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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

    Cheers

    Z
     
  7. Squeezer

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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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  8. Nafe

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    A sensorpen on the other hand.... :lol: :D
     
  9. Croc

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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)
     
  10. BRGMCS

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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.
     
  11. lazerin

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    Just out of curiosity, how often do you clean your sensors?
     
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    Dude did you accidentally grab a felt tip marker instead of the lens pen? thats horrific!
     
  13. Zzapped

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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

    Cheers

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  14. Croc

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    is it safe to ask how you cleaned it after your initial cleaning? :p
     
  15. Croc

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    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 :p

    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 :)
     
  16. Zzapped

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    Lens cloth. :shock:

    Im going to try your test tomorrow and see what results i get :shock:

    Cheers

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  17. lazerin

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    Fingers crossed for you Z.

    Croc, good to see you've got that OCD under control now :lol:
     
  18. Croc

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    lens pen and now lens cloth :shock:
    you trying to kill your camera to have excuse just in time k20d shows up so you can buy it?
     
  19. bugeyes

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    I think you should be shot ; for sensor abuse :rolleyes: get yourself a copperhill cleaning kit not just the sensor wipe but the little brush you charge with static, it's great for actually removing dust, not just blowing it around and praying it falls out.
     
  20. MWP

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    I took ~18,000 photos with my 350D before i sold it.
    In that time i cleaned the sensor just once.

    You guys are far too fanatical about it, or do not change your lenses quick enough!
     

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