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02/11/2019 04:55:11 PM · #1
Ok -- my Sony a6500 really gets sensor dust extremely easily. It's little shaking movement doesn't help much.

Am I going to screw up my camera if I watch the videos and clean the sensor myself?
02/11/2019 05:17:53 PM · #2
I did it on my A6000 with a kit I bought on Amazon. It was easy. Nerve wracking but easy!!!
02/11/2019 10:20:32 PM · #3
I clean my sensor almost every time I return from a desert shoot. I used to pay this camera store about $60 to do it, but after I did it once, I got way more comfortable with it. Most of the time the little air squeeze nozzle does it, but occasionally I'll use the custom pads. One wipe left to right. Never had to use the liquid solution.
02/12/2019 12:28:03 AM · #4
I clean mine with a puffer brush as well I replaced the brush with a length of plastic tubing pushed into the puffer gives an extra force to the puffer
02/12/2019 05:06:47 AM · #5
Interesting that this came up now because I asked about dry cleaning my sensor at a camera shop last week and was told the only way to do it was with wet swabs. I'd read online about activating a brush using a blower so I wanted to buy a decent brush but I came away with nothing.

My one attempt at wet cleaning (years ago) was unsuccessful and I've never tried again. Besides the shop didn't have swabs for micro four-thirds.
02/12/2019 06:34:18 AM · #6
APS-C Frame (CCD/CMOS) Digital... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K8MTPEW?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
This is the kit I bought. You have to buy the right size for your camera.
It worked great.
02/12/2019 05:50:37 PM · #7
I was so afraid the first time I did it!

But, it was easy!

I just use my humid breath on a CLEAN Q-tip. Give it a good "hhhhhhuuuuuuu" to moisten the tip and go at it... gently.
02/12/2019 06:24:41 PM · #8
Originally posted by Hipychik:

APS-C Frame (CCD/CMOS) Digital... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K8MTPEW?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
This is the kit I bought. You have to buy the right size for your camera.
It worked great.


That's one of the things I was having a hard time finding. It said to buy the right size, but it wasn't quickly obvious what I was looking for...

I'll have to check out the link.
02/12/2019 06:24:59 PM · #9
LYDIA!??! A q-tip!?! They can shed!!!
02/12/2019 07:19:34 PM · #10
Ok... ok... they might have been the fancy, photog kind. I put them in a baggie and haven't used all of them.

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