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06/01/2014 03:14:19 PM · #1
I ended up loving having this clump of minimal challenges. I was on vacation and do NOT like to edit on my laptop so it was perfectly timed for me. Unfortunately, though I shot for Macro, I forgot about the time difference and ended up being too late to get an entry in.
05/27/2014 06:25:11 AM · #2
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by RyanW:

i wouldn't advocate compressed air in a camera though.

Canned air might not too good but you can use a rubber bulb syringe from the drugstore (the kind used for cleaning babies's noses) safely enough.


I am glad you mentioned that because I was going to ask which would be best for just the dust inside.. I just had to clean my sensors because I change the lens out all the time..

05/23/2014 02:59:43 PM · #3
Heres a link to a very old article on sensor cleaning. Back when I was using my Canon 40D regularly, I followed the process and used the products mentioned frequently.

The first time I cleaned my own sensor, my palms were sweaty and I had butterflies in my stomach, but I got the job done. Afterwards, thinking about the $$$ I saved, I felt a lot better.

For the last four years of so, I've been shooting with a 7D which has it's own sensor cleaning mechanism that activates whenever you turn the camera on or off (and there's a menu command you can use to activate the cleaning function at will). I've never had to clean my own sensor except to use a hand blower. If I use the hand blower, I give it a couple of puffs away from the camera to get rid of any dust that may have lodged in it since the last time I used it.
05/23/2014 02:25:25 PM · #4
Originally posted by RyanW:

i wouldn't advocate compressed air in a camera though.

Canned air might not too good but you can use a rubber bulb syringe from the drugstore (the kind used for cleaning babies's noses) safely enough.
05/23/2014 02:05:40 PM · #5
Originally posted by Germaine:

Who was it that swore by scotch tape?


I'm pretty sure it was ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' DrAchoo

Edit, yes I had remembered correctly.

Message edited by author 2014-05-23 14:11:39.
05/23/2014 02:05:39 PM · #6
Originally posted by Garry:

Jeez, Julee...

In the event you took any of this seriously...do NOT go near your camera with a wire brush and bleach!


Oiiii, was this a joke?????? Just tried it... oh no, all spots are long stripes now and every image looks like it has been processed with some blurry filter.

Lucky for me I tried it on my wife's Canon-EOS 1DX first. Pfff. Lucky me!

Message edited by author 2014-05-23 14:05:47.
05/23/2014 01:59:44 PM · #7
Originally posted by Garry:

Originally posted by Germaine:

Who was it that swore by scotch tape?

Hannibal.

i thought he liked fava beans and a nice chiante...

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seriously though, i have heard of silly putty and scotch tape being used on electronics before.
i don't use them on camera gear, but i keep alcohol wipes on hand at work for cleaning electronic components (i do desktop computer support...compressed air and alcohol wipes have fixed more issues than you'd expect).
i wouldn't advocate compressed air in a camera though.

Message edited by author 2014-05-23 14:02:04.
05/23/2014 01:53:07 PM · #8
Originally posted by Germaine:

Who was it that swore by scotch tape?

Hannibal.
05/23/2014 01:52:28 PM · #9
Now that we're being serious, a loofa with a touch of acetone will get rid if all your spots

05/23/2014 01:52:26 PM · #10
Who was it that swore by scotch tape?
05/23/2014 01:36:33 PM · #11
Originally posted by MarkB:

A putty knife or razor blade works much better.


Or a Brillo pad...
05/23/2014 01:19:24 PM · #12
A putty knife or razor blade works much better.
05/23/2014 01:14:48 PM · #13
Originally posted by Garry:

Jeez, Julee...

In the event you took any of this seriously...do NOT go near your camera with a wire brush and bleach!


I might be green, but not that green... *casually tossing wire brushes into the garbage*
05/23/2014 01:10:26 PM · #14
Jeez, Julee...

In the event you took any of this seriously...do NOT go near your camera with a wire brush and bleach!
05/23/2014 01:09:46 PM · #15
permaschmutz. at last a name. now for a solution. why isn't someone besides the lens cleaning paraphernalia people making a fortune from harvesting this stuff?

(actually they are: I had my old dslr professionally cleaned, and they ever so carefully left the oily/permadots behind. heck, I can get the dust myself).
05/23/2014 01:04:33 PM · #16
Originally posted by Garry:

Originally posted by RyanW:

Originally posted by LN13:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

and get your bloody gear CLEAN!!!! BTW...I've been noticing spots again!!!


Sometimes, it just won't come clean.

Bleach. That'll remove anything. ;p

And a wire brush.


Thanks. I was under the mistaken impression that the sensor was delicate and that I needed to be somewhat gentle. So glad for all the tips shared here.
05/23/2014 12:56:01 PM · #17
Originally posted by RyanW:

Originally posted by LN13:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

and get your bloody gear CLEAN!!!! BTW...I've been noticing spots again!!!


Sometimes, it just won't come clean.

Bleach. That'll remove anything. ;p

And a wire brush.
05/23/2014 12:51:14 PM · #18
Originally posted by RyanW:

Originally posted by LN13:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

and get your bloody gear CLEAN!!!! BTW...I've been noticing spots again!!!


Sometimes, it just won't come clean.

Bleach. That'll remove anything. ;p


I'll try that this weekend. Thanks!

Message edited by author 2014-05-23 12:51:23.
05/23/2014 12:44:42 PM · #19
Originally posted by LN13:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

and get your bloody gear CLEAN!!!! BTW...I've been noticing spots again!!!


Sometimes, it just won't come clean.

Bleach. That'll remove anything. ;p
05/23/2014 12:30:10 PM · #20
Originally posted by LN13:

[quote=Ja-9]I've got a Rebel XTi with permaschmutz. The value of the camera isn't such that I'd have it cleaned. It'll probably cost what the camera is worth. For minimal challenges, I'll use my phone or SX40 to avoid the smudge.


LMAO
05/23/2014 09:42:53 AM · #21
Originally posted by Ja-9:

Originally posted by LN13:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

and get your bloody gear CLEAN!!!! BTW...I've been noticing spots again!!!


Sometimes, it just won't come clean.


that is true...but then I think I would send it back to the manufacturer for a good solid guaranteed cleaning (calling before hand of course)

Is that Kees case? (was this in another thread that I didn't see?)


I've got a Rebel XTi with permaschmutz. The value of the camera isn't such that I'd have it cleaned. It'll probably cost what the camera is worth. For minimal challenges, I'll use my phone or SX40 to avoid the smudge.

Message edited by author 2014-05-23 09:43:38.
05/23/2014 09:19:26 AM · #22
at least they didn't pick good topics.

05/23/2014 09:00:41 AM · #23
Originally posted by Ja-9:

you people are NEVER happy are you!!! ISH!!!! (LOL)

These challenges are the best way to make us really think what we are taking a picture of. So it SHOULD improve your composition skills, technical abilities and get your bloody gear CLEAN!!!! BTW...I've been noticing spots again!!!


Oh :)
05/23/2014 08:48:08 AM · #24
Originally posted by LN13:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

and get your bloody gear CLEAN!!!! BTW...I've been noticing spots again!!!


Sometimes, it just won't come clean.


that is true...but then I think I would send it back to the manufacturer for a good solid guaranteed cleaning (calling before hand of course)

Is that Kees case? (was this in another thread that I didn't see?)
05/23/2014 08:45:49 AM · #25
Originally posted by Ja-9:

and get your bloody gear CLEAN!!!! BTW...I've been noticing spots again!!!


Sometimes, it just won't come clean.
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