Tuesday, July 12, 2011
How to clean your SLR sensor:
Every photographer w/ an SLR needs the following equipment... then it's trivial to keep your sensor clean.
1. To see the dirt needing removal and top verify the cleaning worked...:
SensorScope or SensorView. enables you to check your sensor to see if it needs cleaning-there's nothing safer than not cleaning your sensor. The SensorScope looks like a camera lens; however, it allows you to look back into your camera to inspect your sensor. The SensorScope is easily portable and provides a 5x magnification lens and 4 ultra bright LED lights, which are focused to completely illuminate the field of inspection.
there are various models - check around.
2. A blower - first line of offense and defense.\http://www.amazon.com/Giottos-AA1900-Rocket-Blaster-Large/dp/B00017LSPI/ref=pd_bxgy_p_img_b
Large black Rocket Air Blaster easily removes dust and debris from cameras, lenses and filters with a powerful blast of air. Made of environmentally-friendly rubber. Includes a one-way valve to prevent Blaster from breathing in dust and spreading it back to your equipment.
3.. A Sensor Swab Type 2 (Box of 12) wipe paddle w/ a few tips
4. Eclipse Cleaning System Solution
5., Read/watch Copper Hill's tutorial on how to clean
You can buy his stuff or the items I recommend - all about the same.