sensor cleaning with Scotch magic tape

Started May 5, 2005 | Discussions
samir_m Regular Member • Posts: 497
sensor cleaning with Scotch magic tape

Hi,

I wonder if someone here has tried this method:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1020&message=10679459

the tape that people, who have tried this, are recommending is

http://3m.com/us/mfg_industrial/adhesives/framing/html/magic810.jhtml

might give it a try, to me it sounds like it could work, and it appears
to be an easier and cheaper alternative then other 'accepted' cleaning
methods

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OP samir_m Regular Member • Posts: 497
here is a thread with some ilustrations
brettania Veteran Member • Posts: 6,723
Rather your camera than mine!

I hold the same view as expressed here http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1020&message=8649312 .
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dren Regular Member • Posts: 344
As if...

... his wife surrendered her gold card!!! LOL

Not with my camera!

Dren

OP samir_m Regular Member • Posts: 497
but brettania

brettania wrote:

I hold the same view as expressed here
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1020&message=8649312 .
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same person is doing marketing for alternative method
(I am totally OK with it, nothing wrong with that in itself):

so would you expect that he gives a different opinion?

I'll buy that tape and try it on some filters, and similar surfaces first,
and let you know how it goes, only thing I need is a gold credit
card, so if someone has one lying around without being used,
can you please consider sending it to me for benefit of all 7D users

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brettania Veteran Member • Posts: 6,723
Re: but brettania

I am not specifically supporting Mr Copper Hill and his products, just taking the view that tape is not the way to go about cleaning. By its very nature it has to leave something behind. At least it is not the sensor you clean directly, but the glass covering it! So I gues it would rate as a "recoverable" type of action.

Can't help with the gold card -- not even sure if I have seen one around -- but I do have heavily dented Mastercard and Visa cards, and I'm thinking of cutting them up to slow my spending down!
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KEITH-C Forum Pro • Posts: 14,131
Are you mad ?

This a case of well meant advice but something which could lead to disaster. Foe a start there are different types of Scotch tape & the fact that no particular type is specified should ring alarm bells, Also this type of product tends to alter on storage & new tape has different properties to old.

Sensors & mirrors should be treated with great care & unless you know what you are doing - leave well alone !!

Keith-C

brettania Veteran Member • Posts: 6,723
Are you asking me?

If so, we will have to settle this outside.
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PS -- I think I know the answer!

Leon Wittwer Forum Pro • Posts: 13,399
Re: Are you mad ?

KEITH-C wrote:

Foe a start there are different types of Scotch tape &
the fact that no particular type is specified should ring alarm
bells, Also this type of product tends to alter on storage & new
tape has different properties to old.

Actually, the tape number is 810 and is called "Magic Tape." I have read many messages on this since the tape method surfaced on the Fuji DSLR forum some time back. One person reported that he used the tape and then sent the camera to Nikon (I think but it could have been another brand) and got a clean bill of health. I have yet to see a negative experience reported. Time will tell but this method already has been around quite a while.
Having said that, I use Pec Pads and Eclipse.
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OP samir_m Regular Member • Posts: 497
Mad, or not I tried it

and it works!

I first tried to put some tape on a coated UV filter, and there was
no any residue after removing it. I then cut a piece of tape and applied it
to the sensor. With a piece of paper I slightly pressed the tape onto
sensor. Since the sensor is a bit wider then tape I repeated the procedure
one more time but covering the area that was not treated in first attempt.

I have not managed to remove all dust spots, and I might have to
use one of those "wet" methods after all, but I dont want to try to much
for first time either, so I'll just leave it alone for this time.

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