Help, did I screw up my sensor?

Started Jan 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Help, did I screw up my sensor?

First, it's unlikely that you have actually caused any damage.

Second, rubbing with a micro fiber cloth CAN cause damage.

Third, it sounds to me like you are using too much liquid.

Fourth, reusing a swab might make it worse.

I have no personal experience with any of the products other than Sensor Swabs and Eclipse.  Available from Photographic Solutions and several others.  I have never had the slightest hint of a problem, but when I first started I was very inefficient and used more swabs than necessary.  There is a learning curve.  I also tended to use too much liquid.  I now use a max of two swabs.

My suggestion is that you purchase these products, read, understand, and follow the instructions carefully, and expect to burn up more swabs than you want.  If $25 seems like more than you want to spend on sensor cleanings supplies I suspect you will be disappointed, cleaning is expensive.

Somewhere you will likely have a local camera store that will clean it for around $35.

Don't use the microfiber cloth.

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