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Removing dust in the camera that leaves spots

andy_guest
 
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Removing dust in the camera that leaves spots

Post Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:07 pm


I am currently concentrating taking pictures to help to show another side to Afghanistan hence my page http://www.pbase.com/andy_guest/afghanistan one of the problems I am having with a hot dusty country is getting dust into the camera that leaves spots on the photographs. I have found shops relunctant to take my canon 350D on to clean. Any advice as to the best places to take the camera to be cleaned (UK) without having to send back to canon, the best cleaning tools and the best way to go about it.

I am all ears, cheers

Andy

sheila
 
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Re: Removing dust in the camera that leaves spots

Post Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:20 am


Before I bought my 5DII (which does its own cleaning), I used this http://www.pbase.com/copperhill/ccd_cleaningI used Eclipse fluid and Copperhill's swabs.

Cheers
Sheila
Last edited by sheila on Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:03 am, edited 1 time in total.
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hiero
 
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Re: Removing dust in the camera that leaves spots

Post Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:08 pm


I am quite successful with the Visible dust arctic butterfly sensor brush:

http://www.visibledust.com/products.php

It is not cheap, but quick, effective and harmless. Ask around in your circle if someone has it and allows you to use it. It doesn't use fluids, it only uses battery power.

Best,
Jeroen
Jeroen Bosman, glad to be on Pbase
http://www.pbase.com/hiero

blumarble
 
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Re: Removing dust in the camera that leaves spots

Post Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:06 pm


Personally, I wouldn't touch the sensor with anything. With my Canon 20D, I would first lock the mirror up and remove the lens to expose the sensor. Then, with a can of Dust-Off -- and first making a quick spray away from the camera to remove any liquid that might be in the nozzle -- lightly dust the sensor. It worked every time. The dust that has landed on the sensor was probably airborne and not "stuck" to the sensor such that it really needs any more than a light blast of air to remove it.

ericvision
 

Re: Removing dust in the camera that leaves spots

Post Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:04 pm


I've wet-cleaned my 350D, 30D and 10D plenty of times using the method Sheila mentioned. Its slightly scary the first time but actually it is very easy and not at all scary the next time!

Get yourself a rocket blower to remove any sharp dust that might be lurking in there before you do the wet clean though. Don't use canned compressed air because the pressure is too high and you risk etching the top piece of glass by blasting the dust against it too hard.


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