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  • Frequently Asked Questions | Just Ltd
    an old filter or small mirror so that you are comfortable using your cleaning tools before cleaning the sensor What is the best product to use for sensor cleaning There is a wide range of sensor cleaning products available today While some work much more effectively than others there is no magic wand available Each different method has it advantages and disadvantages You may find the sensor cleaning methods article on our help pages useful A key principle is the need to clean loose dust particles and stuck on marks using different techniques How often should I clean the sensor There is no correct answer to this question A studio based photographer will need to clean very rarely while a motor sports photographer may need to clean weekly It really depends on the environment in which the camera is used how many lens changes are made how much care is used when lenses are changed how clean is the camera body externally and so on Cleaning the sensor every time a new spot appears on the image will be a frustrating experience as well as expensive in terms of cleaning materials Equally frustrating will be retouching fifty blobs from each and every one of 400 wedding photographs Our advice is to leave the odd blemish alone until the number visible reaches your own tolerance level at which point give the sensor a clean Your tolerance level may vary depending on the importance of your upcoming photography tasks I have used a blower to clean the sensor but I can still see spots why is this While a blower can blow loose dust particles off the sensor sticky marks will not come away with a simple blow These welded on marks will need to be removed using some type of wet cleaning system I e using a cleaning swab and fluid There are numerous wet cleaning systems available today Our recommendation is ensure you do not use a water based cleaning fluid as these tend to leave drying marks Ensure that all loose dust particles are removed from the sensor before using any swab How do sticky marks get onto the sensor There are numerous causes for dust to become stuck on and hence stubborn to remove from the sensor Most household dust originates from discarded skin cells and these dust particles can be greasy Some new cameras can mist microscopic droplets of lubricant from the shutter and mirror mechanisms onto the sensor Pollen is sticky and diesel particulates can also contaminate the sensor If the camera gets cold and is brought into a warm room moisture can form for example when the lens steams up wetting dust particles and causing them to stick to the sensor surface I have cleaned the sensor but can still see spots when I look through the viewfinder why is this The viewfinder and the sensor are not the same If you remove the lens from the camera you can see a small mirror This

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  • Introduction to Sensor Cleaning | Just Ltd
    you to clean your sensor safely effectively and at low cost If you are new to digital slr photography we have a complete tutorial designed for beginners here Beginners Tutorial which helps to explain how your camera functions as well as dealing with sensor cleaning If you are already cleaning your sensor we have a discussion on the various cleaning techniques and the advantage and disadvantages here Methods Tutorial To clean a Digital SLR DLSR sensor safely you need to know how to do four things Assess the level of contamination on the sensor Access the sensor for cleaning Clean away dry dust particles Clean away persistent stuck on contamination 1 Assess Contamination The best way to do this is to take a test shot of a blue sky with the camera set to aperture F22 You can also use a clean piece of white card Look at the image on your computer monitor to decide if the sensor needs a clean Use your imaging application to zoom in and to see the contamination clearly Blue Sky Shot showing sensor contamination 2 Access the sensor for cleaning The sensor is inside the camera behind the mirror and shutter You need to remove the lens then use the camera s menu system to raise the mirror and open the shutter to reveal the sensor This is often called Mirror Lock Up mode Consult your camera manual Ensure you have installed a freshly charged battery before using mirror lock up Never use B mode to access the sensor Example menu system for sensor access Nikon Mirror locked up for sensor access Canon 3 Dry Clean Clean away any dry dust as the first stage of cleaning You can use a blower for this Using a blower But a better tool is the Dust Aid Platinum cleaner as this tool traps any dust on the sensor and removes it from the camera Dust Aid Platinum sensor cleaner After Dry Cleaning the sensor it s worth taking another test shot to see how the clean the sensor is Any remaining contamination will be stuck to the sensor and must be cleaned away with a swab and solution Since this will involve physically rubbing the sensor with the swab it s important that the dry clean has been carried out properly first to remove anything gritty prior to swabbing 4 Wet Clean We recommend using Photographic Solutions Sensor Swabs and Eclipse cleaning solution to wet clean the sensor These swabs come in different widths to suite different sensor sizes There is a comparison chart here Swab Selector that lets you see which size swab you need for your model camera Sensor Swabs are guaranteed not to harm the sensor so they can be used quite safely provided the instructions on this page are followed After wet cleaning take a further test shot to verify the sensor is clean Cleaning with Sensor Swab and Eclipse Summary Dust is everywhere in the modern environment and it is

    Original URL path: http://www.cameraclean.co.uk/Sensor_Cleaning_Introduction.php (2016-02-09)
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  • Digital SLR Cleaning Methods | Just Ltd
    Help Guidance Digital SLR Cleaning Methods Digital SLR Cleaning Methods Next Introduction This paper has been written to provide an overview of the different methods and technologies available to clean the sensor in a Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera DSLR The article gives an overview of each method and highlights the advantages and disadvantages of that method This article is not a tutorial and assumes that the reader is familiar with the working of a modern DSLR and is comfortable with accessing the sensor for cleaning purposes If you have not cleaned the sensor on your camera before you are strongly urged to read our tutorial on sensor cleaning which can be found here After reading through this material you should have a good knowledge of the different methods available and be able to make an informed decision about which product s you may wish to purchase and use Sensor Cleaning Strategy Blowers Brushes Adhesive Pads Vacuum Systems Swab Based Systems Sensor Wands When to clean the sensor Cleaning the Mirror and Focussing Screen Next About Us Track Order Warranty Delivery Information Feedback Privacy policy Terms and Conditions Dealer List Links Contact Us Great care is taken to ensure that

    Original URL path: http://www.cameraclean.co.uk/Tutorial_Methods_Home.php (2016-02-09)
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  • Sensor Cleaning Product Recommendations | Just Ltd
    case is supplied to store the components which is large enough to accommodate full refill packs I need a safe low cost kit which is good for a few sensor cleans The Just Sensor Multipack contains 5 Photographic Solutions Sensor Swabs 10 Flexible Foam Swabs a bottle of Eclipse and a sample pack of Photographic Solutions ultra soft lens wipes Just Multipack Kit I want a safe easy to use effective product to deal with the dust on my sensor In our opinion Dust Aid is the easiest to use and most effective product available for cleaning away loose dust from the sensor You can read more about Dust Aid here and see a video of Dust Aid in use here Windows Media Real Media mp4 Dust Aid Kit I want a safe easy to use product to clean the sticky marks off my sensor We have no hesitation in recommending Photographic Solutions Sensor Swabs and Eclipse cleaner Sensor Swabs are clean room manufactured supplied in individual sealed pouches and are warranted safe for use on sensors by Photographic Solutions They have been used for cleaning Digital SLR sensors by photographers worldwide for over ten years Sensor Swabs and Eclipse are approved by Kodak Fuji Leica and Sony They are easy to use and highly effective at removing stuck on and greasy marks You can see a video of how to use Sensor Swabs and Eclipse here Windows Media Real Media mp4 Sensor Swabs Eclipse I d like to use a brush to clean my sensor The D SLR brush is an effective solution to removing dust from the sensor surface Supplied as a kit with a blower to charge the brush it is a low cost and easy to use solution to dust but will not remove stubborn marks

    Original URL path: http://www.cameraclean.co.uk/Tutorial_Recommendations.php (2016-02-09)
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  • Avoiding Lens Fungus and Mould | Just Ltd
    coatings as it grows Image by Arend Vermazeren Another problem for lenses is mould Given the chance mould likes to grow in environments over 60 relative humidity Like fungus once mould gets onto a lens coating permanent damage may have already been done Once this damage is detected dismantling and cleaning the lens and its optical elements may repair the damage if the coatings have not been etched Reducing the relative humidity to 35 45 a photographer can help prevent the damage caused by internal fungus and mould growth on lens elements by providing an environment that discourages its growth dri Cap A good lens is generally a very expensive item so it makes a lot of sense to take steps to protect it This is especially true if the the lens is used stored in a high humidity environment A good first step would be to purchase a humidity meter These can be obtained for just a few pounds You might be suprised to find out just how humid the location where you store your photographic equipment is The easiest way to protect your lens is to use a Brno dri Cap on the rear These innovative caps contain a dessicant that reduces humidity within the lens They are a neat solution since every time you take the lens off the camera and fit the end cap you are automatically taking preventative action to protect your lens dri Cap Insert The dri Cap insert uses a dessicant sachet with colour coded crystals making it easy to see when the sachet needs to be replaced Of course it isn t only lenses that can be damaged by mould and fungus We have seen more than one digital camera sensor affected by mould Sensor Damage crop section of image Fortunately Brno

    Original URL path: http://www.cameraclean.co.uk/MouldAndFungus.php (2016-02-09)
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  • Material Safety Data Sheets | Just Ltd
    here Home Help Guidance Material Safety Data Sheets Material Safety Data Sheets Eclipse and E Wipes Safety Data Sheet PDF Format E2 Safety Data Sheet PDF Format PEC12 Safety Data Sheet PDF Format Dust Aid Ultra Clean Safety Data Sheet PDF Format About Us Track Order Warranty Delivery Information Feedback Privacy policy Terms and Conditions Dealer List Links Contact Us Great care is taken to ensure that the information contained

    Original URL path: http://www.cameraclean.co.uk/Safety_Specs.php (2016-02-09)
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  • PEC 12 Photographic Emulsion Cleaner (59ml) Bottle | Cleaning Fluids | Just Ltd
    s most prestigious photographers labs museums and publishers Not only does PEC 12 routinely save many of their most valuable images but it is the ONLY archival cleaner available What good is cleaning an image today only to have the emulsion slowly deteriorate over time PEC 12 is a non water based film and print cleaner which removes virtually all non water based stains from color and B W slides negatives and prints PEC 12 removes grease pencil adhesive residue finger oils ball point pen fungus smoke soot damage laser separation oil and most permanent inks Containing no water PEC 12 dries instantly with no emulsion swelling and leaves no residue PEC 12 is available in a convenient 59ml bottle and optionally a 32 ounce refill call for details PEC 12 is best used with PEC PADS ultra soft cleaning wipes WARNING Do not use to clean digital camera sensors Click here for detailed information on using PEC 12 You may also be interested in these products Pec Pad 10cm x 10cm Pack of 25 Ref PS0130 25 PEC PADs are the ideal photo wipes for those who hate photowipes Until PEC PADs came along photowipes fell apart left lint and scratched emulsions PEC PADs are extremely strong lint free and very soft More Info 6 95 Plenty in Stock Pec Pad 10cm x 10cm Pack of 100 Ref PS0130 100 PEC PADs are the ideal photo wipes for those who hate photowipes Until PEC PADs came along photowipes fell apart left lint and scratched emulsions PEC PADs are extremely strong lint free and very soft More Info 12 95 Plenty in Stock Kinetronics StaticWISK 30mm Ref KE0420 The Kinetronics StaticWisk hand held anti static brushes are used for cleaning lenses films scanners cameras plastics acrylics jewellery glass monitors instruments

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  • ECLIPSE™ Lens & CCD Cleaner (59ml Bottle) | Cleaning Fluids | Just Ltd
    sensor with the swab in both directions using each side of the swab once only Always dry clean a sensor first before wet cleaning with a swab Please see our help and guidance section for sensor cleaning advice For lens cleaning use with Photographic Solutions PEC PAD photo wipes it is possible to clean only the portion of lens which is dirty eliminating hazy swirls Dispense several drops onto a clean folded PEC PAD and lightly wipe surface in a single direction Refold pad to expose a clean side and re wipe as necessary Other lens tissues may not work as well and some experimentation may be required Bottle contains 59 ml 2 fl oz with dropper applicator ECLIPSE is guaranteed by the manufacturer You may also be interested in these products Pec Pad 10cm x 10cm Pack of 100 Ref PS0130 100 PEC PADs are the ideal photo wipes for those who hate photowipes Until PEC PADs came along photowipes fell apart left lint and scratched emulsions PEC PADs are extremely strong lint free and very soft More Info 12 95 Plenty in Stock E Wipe Sachets pack of 24 Ref PS0150 25 Safe for use on monochrome CCD

    Original URL path: http://www.cameraclean.co.uk/product-detail.php?cat=11&product=118&desc=ECLIPSE%99+Lens+%26+CCD+Cleaner+%2859ml+Bottle%29 (2016-02-09)
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