Saliva on GH5 sensor

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Patricio_veliz New Member • Posts: 1
Saliva on GH5 sensor
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So I did the very foolish mistake of blowing on my GH5 sensor to with my mouth to get some dust off. It did the trick but I got a little saliva on it. It's not a lot. Just one small particle of saliva. Will this damage the sensor? Should I get it professionally cleaned? Will the particle just dry and go away? Do I use a camera blower? Or what do I do??

Thanks, Patricio

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XVOYAGERX Senior Member • Posts: 1,764
Re: Saliva on GH5 sensor

You might need to use one of the wet/dry sensor cleaners available, as i doubt that `hard saliva` mark will go away on its own, check on Amazon B@H or any other good shopping sites, also i doubt that the mark will damage your sensor!!

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Gnine Senior Member • Posts: 2,093
Re: Saliva on GH5 sensor
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Remember when your mum used to spit on the corner of a hanky, & wipe smudges off your face? Did that damage you?

Chris 222 Senior Member • Posts: 1,223
Saliva on GH5 sensor = GH5s
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So THAT'S how Panasonic developed the GH5s ...

Sorry Patricio, couldn't help it !

BTW, Allan's right.

Daiken Regular Member • Posts: 437
Re: Saliva on GH5 sensor

Shouldn't damage the sensor. It will not dry up and blow off. Usually spit will dry and leave a spot on the sensor that you can only get off with mechanical force. You can get sensor cleaning swabs from Amazon that will come with vacuum sealed swabs and cleaning fluid. That should do it.

Alternatively if you wanna be cheap or if you're in a hurry, you can use the felt tip of a clean/new lens pen if you've got one. Most people will say that's dumb, but I've done it like 5 times now while traveling and have not had any issues. You have to obviously be super careful and gentle. There are also specially made sensor pens but if you're buying something, I'd go with the swabs and cleaning solution.

stevevp Regular Member • Posts: 378
Re: Saliva on GH5 sensor
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Patricio_veliz wrote:

So I did the very foolish mistake of blowing on my GH5 sensor to with my mouth to get some dust off. It did the trick but I got a little saliva on it. It's not a lot. Just one small particle of saliva. Will this damage the sensor? Should I get it professionally cleaned? Will the particle just dry and go away? Do I use a camera blower? Or what do I do??

Thanks, Patricio

Stick it in quarantine for a couple of weeks?

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Helen Veteran Member • Posts: 7,413
Re: Saliva on GH5 sensor

Daiken wrote:

Shouldn't damage the sensor. It will not dry up and blow off. Usually spit will dry and leave a spot on the sensor that you can only get off with mechanical force. You can get sensor cleaning swabs from Amazon that will come with vacuum sealed swabs and cleaning fluid. That should do it.

Alternatively if you wanna be cheap or if you're in a hurry, you can use the felt tip of a clean/new lens pen if you've got one. Most people will say that's dumb, but I've done it like 5 times now while traveling and have not had any issues. You have to obviously be super careful and gentle. There are also specially made sensor pens but if you're buying something, I'd go with the swabs and cleaning solution.

I'd be wary of the newer types of LensPen that have pale grey tips, as they are little terrors for leaving a powdery residue on optics, so I imagine they'd do the same to a sensor's filter stack surface. Whilst it may then be removable with a rocket blower, the powder is light enough that it would likely blow in multiple directions.

cba_melbourne Senior Member • Posts: 3,134
Re: Saliva on GH5 sensor
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Fortunately saliva is water soluble. Just fog the sensor with your breath, and use a lint free tissue to wipe it clean. You can use a very lightly moistened cotton ball too.

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