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Cleaning a 40D

Postby ian.bertram on Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:26 pm

I have a 40D with some dust that won't give up. the auto cleaning does nothing and using a blower isn't cutting it. I've never tried sensor cleaning myself and am a bit of a chicken. Any advice for somewhere to go in Sydney's South West
or
option 2- stop being a wimp- if I do it myeslf what should I get?

Any advice would be apreciated.
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Re: Cleaning a 40D

Postby aim54x on Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:36 pm

go get yourself either:

-Pec Pads
-Eclipse Fluid

OR

-PhotoSol sensor clean kit

and then I would PM Matt K and ask nicely if he can show you how to do a wet clean. He showed me at a meet a while ago and I was shocked how easy it is. I recently cleaned my D60's sensor using PecPads and Eclipse on a spatula that Matt K prepared for me.
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Re: Cleaning a 40D

Postby zafra52 on Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:34 pm

The first time you do it is nerver racking,
but then you realise that if you follow the
instructions carefully is not that difficult.
I have a 30D without a vibrating sensor
and dust is a curse. I bought myself a tool
kit with paper towels and sensor cleaning
fluid and a stick, which I have been using
for years.
I also got a sensor cleaning pen and a Klear
Loup, which I haven used yet. Good luck!
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Re: Cleaning a 40D

Postby aim54x on Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:55 pm

zafra52 wrote:I also got a sensor cleaning pen and a Klear
Loup, which I haven used yet. Good luck!


That loupe is a nice peice of kit....I have seen them in action and may invest in one....Please do tell us how the Pen goes
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Re: Cleaning a 40D

Postby surenj on Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:53 pm

Just cleaned my ancient camera (never cleaned before).

I used a vacuum cleaner hose to remove loose dust after using the Gitzo on it. The Gitzo tends to move dust about a little.

Don't be surprised if you get some more dust after a couple of cleans. I found that I had to do about 5 passes to get it reasonably dust free.

Youtube has many videos showing you the technique with a spatula etc.

Also read

http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com/methods.html
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Re: Cleaning a 40D

Postby aim54x on Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:02 am

surenj wrote:Just cleaned by ancient camera (never cleaned before).

I used a vacuum cleaner hose to remove loose dust after using the Gitzo on it. The Gitzo tends to move dust about a little.

Don't be surprised if you get some more dust after a couple of cleans. I found that I had to do about 5 passes to get it reasonably dust free.

Youtube has many videos showing you the technique with a spatula etc.

Also read

http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com/methods.html


Gitzo? You mean Giottos right? I really hope you didnt try to use a tripod to clean your sensor :twisted:
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Re: Cleaning a 40D

Postby surenj on Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:57 pm

aim54x wrote:Gitzo? You mean Giottos right? I really hope you didnt try to use a tripod to clean your sensor

:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Yes I meant Giotto!! :wink: Just making sure everyone is awake! :twisted:
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Re: Cleaning a 40D

Postby aim54x on Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:16 pm

surenj wrote:
aim54x wrote:Gitzo? You mean Giottos right? I really hope you didnt try to use a tripod to clean your sensor

:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Yes I meant Giotto!! :wink: Just making sure everyone is awake! :twisted:


I was going to ask how a tripod can be used to clean a sensor.... :biglaugh:
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Re: Cleaning a 40D

Postby surenj on Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:16 pm

aim54x wrote:I was going to ask how a tripod can be used to clean a sensor....

That would be the most expensive spatula you'd ever buy. Perhaps for the hubble telescope sensor... :wink:
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Re: Cleaning a 40D

Postby aim54x on Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:28 pm

surenj wrote:
aim54x wrote:I was going to ask how a tripod can be used to clean a sensor....

That would be the most expensive spatula you'd ever buy. Perhaps for the hubble telescope sensor... :wink:

:biglaugh:
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