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Old 05-22-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
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Anyone ever take this on themselves?

Or anybody here feel comfortable doing this?

I was taking some pictures over at the beach this weekend and realized how badly the camera's sensor needs to be cleaned. I have read about cleaning them but still don't know if I feel comfortable doing it myself.

I would rather pay someone from here to do it for me than take it to a camera shop.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:16 PM   #2
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I cleaned a spec off the lens of a Nikon D70 once. It's important to make sure the battery is fully charged so it doesn't go dead while it is locked open. I used a squeeze bulb to gently blow the containment out and that was it.

I read up on a few guides and it worked okay for me. That's the only cleaning I've ever had to do on the 3 DSLR's we have owned. I was told to always keep the camera body pointed down when changing lens to avoid particles settling inside and it seems to have kept them clean except for the one spec I had on the D70.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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Rob's Cameras at Creighton and 9th.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:51 PM   #4
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Cleaned the sensor a few weeks ago, and it's not as big a deal as people seem to make out. But you do have to be extremely gentle and have a very very soft photography cleaning brush.

I found that compressed air did very little though.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:00 AM   #5
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Compressed air just blows the crap to another part of the camera. Also can create propellent spots on the sensor.

Unless your camera has been modififed for astrophotography it has an infared filter over the sensor. This is what the dirt is sticking to but you must take care not to scratch the filter glass. I did my D-70 once and it's about due again.

Shops charge around $60 to clean the sensor, you can get a kit for about half that and DIY. Just be extremely careful not to scratch anything or knock dirt to another part of the camera.

Heard good things about Rob's shop.

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Old 05-23-2012, 10:46 AM   #6
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I would take it to Rob's just to make sure he stays in business. Photography shops have all but disappeared with their margins destroyed by online businesses. And the number of assholes (i think that's the right word) who will waste a shops time trying the bit of kit, and then go online to get it cheaper is astounding.

BTW, have a look at his courses. Went on one of their evening composition courses, and learned more in 2 hours on that than I did for years with my camera. Best $29 I ever spent.
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