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    Sensor Clean in Brisbane

    Hi Everyone,

    Is anyone aware of places in Brisbane where I might be able to get a "while you wait" sensor clean (for a canon)?

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    Hi There... Give these a ring. Prices differ

    Accurate Instrument Servicing P/L
    57 Beeville Road (PO Box 277)
    PETRIE QLD 4502
    Ph: (07) 3285-5724

    Anderson Camera Repair
    14 Merritt Street
    CAPALABA QLD 4157
    Ph: (07) 3245-6444

    Camera Tech
    Unit 102, 89 Charlotte St, Brisbane QLD 4000
    Ph: (7) 3229 5406

    Phototechnical 15 Lamington St, New Farm QLD
    Phone number (07) 3358 5869
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    I've used Accurate Instrument Servicing P/L he does a good job but at $110 hes not cheap
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    Thanks Mary Anne and Easty1!

    Will definitely contact these places.

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    Could someone tell me how often you have to clean the sensor and if there is any showtale sign when it needs doing..Thanks

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    There is no time or limit , When the dust bunnies start showing at f9 And there is a heap of them , I'd say it's time for a clean , You can test by taking a shot of a clear blue sky or something similar at f22 , Load it into the computor and check the image at 100% magnification , If you see some dont stress, You probably dont ( I hope shoot at that aperture) You wont even see them usually at f11 or less
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    Quote Originally Posted by csmith View Post
    Thanks Mary Anne and Easty1!

    Will definitely contact these places.
    Hope you are given a good deal whoever you choose. I can only vouch for Andersons in Capalaba because they serviced/restored an old FM2 of mine and I was wrapped with the work. They were convenient to me as I was working around the corner from them in those days.

    As far as cleans go, and only if you don't want to keep paying around $100/clean, I highly recommend the Copperhill kit with Eclipse fluid. Follow directions and almost impossible to get it wrong. $90 inc p&h and I now have enough for several cleans into the future. The first go took quite a few cleans but it sure helps not spending a rediculous amount of time in pp trying to clone out the bunny spots.

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    After reading all the help on here about cleaning Roy I have decided to give the Copperhill kit a go myself shaky hands and all.
    I had one clean from one of those up top years ago. Had two cameras done at Canon the day before we went overseas in mid 2009
    No time to check them, though was shocked to see when in the UK the first time I used my 40D to find so many dust bunnies still on my macro images
    I do spend a lot of time in pp removing spots as most of my work is done on f/14 to f/18, so it will be worth having a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Anne View Post
    After reading all the help on here about cleaning Roy I have decided to give the Copperhill kit a go myself shaky hands and all.
    I had one clean from one of those up top years ago. Had two cameras done at Canon the day before we went overseas in mid 2009
    No time to check them, though was shocked to see when in the UK the first time I used my 40D to find so many dust bunnies still on my macro images
    I do spend a lot of time in pp removing spots as most of my work is done on f/14 to f/18, so it will be worth having a go.
    Good on you Mary Anne & be sure to post your results/thoughts

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    Thanks Roy.. It wont be right away, though when I do, I will post how I went.

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