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    Lens Pen for Sensor

    Any of you AP guys & girls out there use a Lens Pen & Rocket Blower combo for cleaning your sensors??
    Interested to hear all the reasons for and against.
    Just purchased a new set of 3 Lens Pens and thinking of keeping the 3 point head one solely for the purpose of sensor cleaning.
    CC always welcome and appreciated.
    Tweaks welcome but please add how and why.



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    Nope, I wouldn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    Nope, I wouldn't.
    I'm with Kiwi... No way. I clean my own sensors but I would only use an arctic butterfly. It's taken me alot of guts and practice on a cheaper camera though!
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    I have the lens pen, sensor pen or whatever they call it, and use it when I need to.

    Thing is, I use a blower first. Then I use a brush, one of those electrified spinning static ones, whatever-the-heck-they're-called. Then I use the senor pen if I have to.

    If all that doesn't work then I have a cry in the corner in the foetal position, shake some sense into myself, then give it a wet sensor clean.

    Never had to go through all that shit with film...

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    I am with the above No way

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    No1 The lens pen is too bulky for sensor cleaning, it's for lenses.Get a propper sensor cleaning kit like the Copperhill wet and dry kit, they are fairly simple to use and are designed for the job.
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    Definitely don't use a lens pen. And don't use a blower, you just blow all the dust around inside your body and onto the sensor!

    The only way of cleaning your sensor, in my view, is the Copperhill method. See thread here on how to do it:

    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...ght=copperhill

    Copperhill kit available from Stu at forum sponsor Quality Camera. You can also check youtube for tutorials on how to do the Copperhill sensor clean. I've done it maybe 6 times since moving from film cameras... never had an issue. Just take your time.
    Last edited by Tricky; 18-08-2011 at 9:30pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedway View Post
    No1 The lens pen is too bulky for sensor cleaning, it's for lenses.Get a propper sensor cleaning kit like the Copperhill wet and dry kit, they are fairly simple to use and are designed for the job.
    Keith.
    There is a product from Lens Pen called SensorKlear. This is the item I'm using, not a lens cleaning instrument. It's specifically for cleaning sensors.

    I don't know if this is what the OP is talking about though.

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    Do a search for VisibleDust Sensor Cleaning Swabs Problems.
    Then never think of cleaning your sensor again.

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