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    Dirty sensor, where to get cleaned? - Sydney

    Ok, so, I'm not entirely sure this was the right place to put this thread, but it seemed appropriate to me, apologies if it's in the wrong spot!

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    Basically, my 5D mk1 is filthy.

    Where would be the best place to take it in Sydney? Is Canon the best place to take it to? Would I be safe to clean it myself?

    I've used a rocketblower, but it's still filthy...

    Cheers!
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    i use dustaid... works a charm. looks to me a wet clean would best suit you tho as there is more dirt than sensor. I still say do it yourself tho

    but i guess most camera stores will clean for you for a price.

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    I have a copper hill kit it is easy to use and gives excellent results.
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    I got canon service to clean mine for $50, but if you have a cleaning kit do it yourself.
    Only reason l took it to canon was so l could get them to let me know my shutter count, for some reason they won't let users find out the shutter count on their cameras.
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    Cheers everyone.

    I sent Canon an email and they suggest I take it to their centre at Ryde. $50/15minutes is fine by me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hus View Post
    I got canon service to clean mine for $50, but if you have a cleaning kit do it yourself.
    Only reason l took it to canon was so l could get them to let me know my shutter count, for some reason they won't let users find out the shutter count on their cameras.
    What body do you use?
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    People taking the time out to give me CC is always very much appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimD View Post
    What body do you use?
    I still have a 30D
    Before that l had a 400D but thats been passed down to my son.

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    The Copperhill kit works very well and it only takes a couple of cleans by you to pay for it ...very easy to use and works a treat...Canon dont always do it well either...and you will get sensor spots or dust bunnies constantly and you dont even need ti change lenses to get them....cost a fortune to keep getting Canon to do it
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