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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on October 27, 2012
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This kit consists of swabs and some cleaning solvent. It's extremely easy to use. The microfiber cover on the swabs is very soft, and leaves no residue, while the solvent is easy to apply, nonabrasive, and evaporates almost instantly. I didn't have any prior experience doing sensor cleaning before this, and I must say that I'm very pleased with the results. It certainly wasn't anything like some other product reviews I've read, where the writer had to use multiple swabs and/or couldn't remove all the grit from the sensor.
All in all, I wholeheartedly recommend the EZ Sensor kit.
PS: For those scared about Sony sensors, I employed this kit on a Sony Alpha 290 without any ill effects. I cannot guarantee it's gonna work on another model, though.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 5, 2013
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I used this to clean stubborn dust from my D7000 sensor that my rocket blower would not remove. One drop of fluid on each corner of the swab and a swipe in each direction and I was done in less than 5 min. Shot the clear sky at f/22 and no more spots could be seen. At about $5 a cleaning I'm a happy camper.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 15, 2013
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Got exactly what I wanted! Removed all dust, and even a strange smudge that was on my sensor!
Was able to swab from side-to-side on my Fuji XE1-CORRECTLY SIZED FOR FUJIFILM XE1 SENSOR.
I even used it afterwards to quickly clean my kit lens with the same swab, and now I even have 3 more cleanings!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2013
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The item was easy to use and with excellent result. After cleaning my sensor, 2-3 swipes on the sensor, I tested my shots on a clear blue sky and my D7000 is as good as new. And I still have 2 more swabs left, until the next time I'm gonna need it. Excellent product. Go and get one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 4, 2014
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This cleaning kit is much worse than I expected. I read the Visible Dust website, and many other websites before trying my first sensor cleaning and all the detailed instructions and suggestions. Following all the instructions exactly, this kit still left greasy streaks all across my sensor. I tried using the two drops the included instructions suggested, as well as only using one drop to limit the amount of fluid, but still streaks all over. The mere four cleaning swabs doesn't allow any room for error. Way overpriced. Much worse than nothing, I now have no choice but take my camera to a shop to try to fix the mess this kit made.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 17, 2014
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Trying to blast the dirt off didn't solve the problem completely, so I went for wet cleaning of the good old Nikon D80. I couldn't get the sensor sparkling clean on the first run. Or the second run. I think, I've used too much fluid on the third run and scared myself silly when pictures turned dark and blurry from some fluid that was still left on the sensor. I still get some minor "sensor marks" on the sky pictures, but at the moment I do not feel like messing with this again. I would highly recommend watching the video and making sure you know what you are getting into prior to buying this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2014
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Bought this to clean the sensor cover on my Sony NEX camera. There are 4 large blobs of dirt that stubbornly refused to budge even with as much force as I dared apply. This works very well for everyday/routine sensor cleaning but if you have anything larger to remove, you'll have to take it in for service.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 29, 2014
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My Nikon D7100, a cropped sensor format, had some really bad grime in it that was really bothering me. I did some research and people have almost unanimously said that sensor swabs are the way to go, but should only be a last resort. Before you get these, you should try to blow away the dust with a sensor blower bulb since it does not come in contact with the sensor itself and might be able to fix your problem. I tried the blower bulb but the particles on the sensor just didn't come off.

I decided to get these since they were well priced and had relatively good reviews. They came in the mail and I immediately pulled one out and started cleaning my sensor. I used a liberal amount of the cleaning solution they give you, which to my knowledge is almost pure alcohol that's extremely volatile (meaning it evaporates quickly). They don't give you much but you don't need that much. The first few passes yielded little results, but after a while I began to see the particles disappear. After probably 10 or so passes with the swab, the sensor was absolutely SPOTLESS. Tests against a white background showed that there were no more spots and that it had cleaned it perfectly.

What you need to be aware of when cleaning your sensor:
1. When checking for spots, use a white background with the smallest aperture possible.
2. Expose the test image to the RIGHT of the meter's mid point. AUTO WILL NOT WORK! You shouldn't use auto anyway :) Your camera thinks that a white background means your shot is overexposed, so you must make sure to have the picture nice and bright so you can clearly see the spots.
3. When cleaning the sensor, make sure the swab does not "jiggle." Make sure it's a smooth and perfectly flawless pass. When it jiggles and makes a sort of squeaking sound, it will leave residue on the sensor.
4. Do not touch the swab on any part of your camera besides your sensor, especially on the inside of your camera. The walls around the sensor might have lubricant on them, and if you get this lubricant on your sensor, it is a pain to get off. It's not the end of the world but it might cost you a few hours and a few more cleaning kits to get rid of.

Using this is not rocket science, and it will not destroy your sensor. I don't understand the people who give these swabs low stars. The reason it didn't work for them is because 1. They either bought it for the wrong sensor format or 2. They didn't use it correctly. It's not that hard and anyone with a steady hand can do it.

Bottom line, it works! Don't get anything else to clean your sensor besides this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 10, 2014
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This cleaning kit is exactly what you need to keep your sensor clean. Don't even bother looking at any other products. I tried the gel stick, and it left a bad residue on my sensor. I then tried this kit as a last effort before sending it in for cleaning.
With just a few swipes, all that residue and dust spots were GONE!

You're supposed to dab the alcohol solution on the brush, and do one swipe with minimal pressure. The brush is covered with a microfiber type cloth, and is quite absorbent. I'd suggest dabbing a little extra alcohol though. Too much alcohol would only take longer to evaporate - no harm done. Too little, and you might scratch the sensor. Of course, 'just right' is ideal :)

Since my sensor had a lot of dust and residue, I had to do several passes and apply more pressure than I would have liked to apply, before I was satisfied. I was concerned about scratching the sensor, but nothing happened. The brush did actually leave a few fibers on my sensor which I just blew away with a squeeze blower.

The alcohol bottle is really small and the lid is extremely tight. Difficult to handle. I would have cut a star from my review, if it hadn't worked such wonders on my sensor. I'm now much more confident about changing lenses in the open, knowing I have this to fall back on in case I get too much dust on my sensor.

I'd also recommend not being too picky about when you're 'done' cleaning. You could just go on trying and end up adding dust or even a scratch. Just clean it enough that the spots don't interfere with your work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon April 20, 2014
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Pictures from my Nikon D5200 were showing a spot on them that after doing some research I was afraid might be oil, as this seems to be a known problem and I could see through this blurred spot. After doing research on cleaning I decided I had best learn to do it or spend too much money to be without the camera for too long.

So I watched the vids and read about cleaning and ordered this kit, although what was most recommended was the Smear Away followed by the Sensor Clean. Now before you shout out "What a free thinking renegade" or "What a fool" let me say this. I've been cleaning electronics for a lot of years because I have worked in an industry where I'm surrounded by them and I could write a book about it. Visible Dust does say that this might work for oil and that it's just not the strongest cleaner. Okay, one kit is cheaper than two..but..alright already "Free thinking cheap renegade". While waiting for delivery a second spot showed up near the first and I hoped the kit was up to the challenge.

The moral of the story is that:
1. If your camera won't auto clean itself and
2. The spot on your sensor is unimpressed by your blower
Then place your order and get VD...ah..Visible Dust + cleaning kit. It's quick and easy and it works, or did for me. It comes with four swabs and a micro vial of cleaner for four cleanings. I had to wonder what this fluid cost by the drum.

I really want to give this 5 stars for actual cleaning but only 3 for the amount of cleanings per kit, so 4 it is.
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