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Dust on my 5D Sensor

Does anyone know of a service in NY that will clean my sensor, maybe same day? The thing is a dust magnet and I don’t feel comfortable cleaning this myself..,

by Joe Santa at 2007-01-28 17:29:53 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) New York City , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

There is no reasons not to clean the sensor by your self just go in the camera menu clean sensor. I us a ear-tip to do so just move from left to right. Than make a photo by 2 stops over-light and 22 stops on a white peas of paper and you will see if there is still dust on it. btw your internet site on LS is incorect and why no a email and you work for Corbis ?? they most know how to help you ?? if you have still a problem you can call me at skype at upa_photo address.

by [former member] | 28 Jan 2007 18:01 | The Hague, Netherlands | | Report spam→
Hi Joe,

I have the 5D and found it immposible to locate a service that would clean the sensor and not invalidate the warranty on the camera. (short of sending the body away for 5 to 8 weeks!)

I was just about to give in and resign myself to renting a body while my own was out for maintence when I decided that I couldn’t be the only one with this issue, so I searched online and found lots of great advice, which when boiled down goes something like this:

Your best bet is to get sensor swabs sized for the full size sensor and some form of cleaning fluid. (I went with the Photographic solutions swabs and their Eclipse brand methanol – which dries much faster than anything water based so you don’t get those scary spots when you are done.)

I’ve been cleaning my own camera now for about 6 months, (a regular issue for me since I shoot on location – which murphy’s law requires to be beaches, windy/dirty cities, and at parties in places with bad air etc.)

After getting past the first bit of reluctance to take a chance with such an expensive component, I’m finding that it isn’t much of an issue at all. I do find that I use more of the swabs than the package recommends…it just doesn’t make sense to me to risk puttin a slightly dirty one back on the sensor in any way, so i only use them for one good swipe.

There are a number of site that can take you step by step through the process, http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com/cleaning.html seems to be pretty thorough…

best wishes,


by Bobbi Henderson | 28 Jan 2007 19:01 | Chicago, United States | | Report spam→

I’ve been using visible dust brushes for about a year now, and have had no problems whatsoever. I highly recommend them, and am more than happy to answer any specifics about how I clean my sensor.


by Allen Murabayashi | 28 Jan 2007 21:01 | New York, United States | | Report spam→

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