Sensor Swabs Type 2 (Box of 12)
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- Clean your camera's sensor
- Special material will not scratch or mar the sensor, if used as directed
- Clean room manufactured and sealed
- Requires Eclipse cleaning solution
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|Item Dimensions||1.25 x 5.25 x 8.5 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.09 pounds|
Sensor SwabsTM are designed for cleaning CCD chips and other delicate or hard to reach optical and imaging surfaces. Clean room manufactured and sealed, these swabs are the ultimate in purity. Although these items are not officially approved by Nikon or Canon, several digital imaging site message boards have threads discussing the need for cleaning these cameras, and the success with using these products. Do so at your own risk. Read all instruction first and call us if you have questions - before proceeding. When used as directed these products are easy to use and safe and yield excellent results! For Detailed Use instructions go to www.photosol.com
Top Customer Reviews
I use this together with a spec grabber from Kinetronics. Usually if one or two dust specs settle on the surface after you make a pass - you can pick them up with a spec grabber. Don't waste the swabs to do that - they are for the stuck-on gunk.
Used pads can be re-cycled (with caution! - keep them clean) to clean less sensitive areas like the mirror. If you absolutely must, you can reuse them on the sensor but (a) do not re-use the first one - it probably has all the dirt on it and you risk dragging that across the glass and potentially scratching it and (b) do not over-wet the second time, since it likely still has some fluid on it: eclipse evaporates quickly, but you don't want actual droplets on the surface.
Regarding other reviews that claim it leaves the sensor dirtier - it can happen if you are cleaning for the first time and are not pressing it firmly against the surface. There really are only two tricks: (1) applying the right amount of fluid (enough to soften the gunk, not too much to leave droplets) and to do it in just two motions, edge to edge and back. If you lift in the middle (even one side), you will leave streaks or dirt. It can also happen if you're working in a dusty environment. After owning my camera for two years and cleaning it for the first time I had to use 5 (!) pads. That was through a combination of beginner's errors and a very dirty sensor glass that has never been cleaned.
I found none of the issues others spoke about and was able to see every spec of dust on my sensor (wasn't much) and by moving the head of the loupe to the side, wipe the sensors clean, with multiple passes with no excess moisture (used 3 drops) and no left over dust. Checked every sensor when done and found no issues. The Type 2 were obviously too small for the APS-H and FF sensors so I had to make a few passes. No big deal. Light pressure with a slight angle and three drops of Eclipse Cleaning fluid. Even cleaned the mirror once unlocked.
For those upset with the price- here is the deal. The Type 2 sensor swabs are nothing more than a PEC-PAD Lint free wipe thats been cut and folded with the grain of the wipe running 90 degrees to the direction the swab is used. So buy one box of swabs and when used, pull off the rubber band, unfold the swab material and place onto a piece of paper and make a template to cut the PEC-PADs with. This way you'll have plenty to use for those who feel the need to waste them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN YOUR SENSOR!!!
Either live with the dust spots or have it PROFESSIONALLY cleaned! I wish I had.Read more