Sensor clean - Copper hill questions

Started Nov 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
ianbramham
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Re: Sensor clean - Copper hill questions
In reply to winter1, Nov 7, 2012

Mark,

Whichever cleaning kit you buy (I use 'Visible Dust' products myself) make sure you get a decent loupe so you can see what you are doing. The loupes with lights are the best.

Ian
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Hi Ian,

Thanks for the info.

Been looking at the "visible dust sensor loupe" and have to say that price hurts! Around £70-£80 but I guess this is one of those times where "you get what you pay for" and "buy cheap buy twice" kind of thing. What do you use? Any good alternatives re "loupes with lights?

Thanks, Mark. (winter1)

Hi Mark,

I've got the Visible Dust Brite Vue Sensor Loupe which is very good but, as you say, it's not cheap. It's a 7x magnification which is ideal. The diameter of the loupe is the same as the camera lens mount.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SIL-Britevue-Sensor-Loupe-7x/dp/B008ERF524/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1352274581&sr=1-6

I wrote this guide to cleaning sensors over 3 years ago when I had a D40 but I'm still using exactly the same method now with my FX cameras - the only difference now is that I use FX size Visible Dust swabs and I don't need to clean as frequently as the auto-cleaning mechanisms in the newer cameras are pretty good.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/2524135#forum-post-30918712

I haven't tried any other loupes.

Ian
Fine Art Photography Website: http://ianbramham.com/

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