Afterwards went online to find some more swabs and stumbled on this link showing how the factory do it.
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Sensor cleaning at home is straightforward if you are sensible and careful.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:59
Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:50
Edited by jaapv, 24 February 2012 - 12:01.
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I like taking pictures of Dogs because they don't object to being photographed - and they don't ask for prints.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 16:06
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 14:10
There I learned that cleaning optical instruments has to be done in a cleanroom, wearing a clean overcoat, funny hats, cleanroom overshoes etc, the same kind of garment one sees on the Leica cleanroom clip.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 15:03
Posted 25 February 2012 - 16:32
Especially if you don't dry yourself too much; dead skin particles are the biggest source of dust getting onto the sensor in many cases.
A good wash in the morning usually stops excessive body dirt getting onto your sensor while you are cleaning it.......
Posted 25 February 2012 - 16:50
so far i have only used a rocket blower and that seems to have done the trick
Posted 25 February 2012 - 19:27
Edited by thighslapper, 25 February 2012 - 19:30.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 00:04
Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:24
I have always been happy with blower and swabs thanks - I'm not about to do a Jaap :eek:
I'm with Jaap on this one........
The sticky lollipops used by Leica are real 'heart in the mouth' gizmos.
You can have mine free, Bill.... if you want to scare yourself a bit ......
Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:37
Also, make sure to wrap the cat(s) in cling film. They like the attention, rest assured.
Has nobody considered sucking all the air out of the room while sensor cleaning? I think I'll try this afternoon.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:06