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    Recomendation for wet sensor cleaning kit

    The sensor in my D7000 needs cleaning and I would be interested in any recommendations of what to get so I can clean it myself. Jeff
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    Re: Recomendation for wet sensor cleaning kit

    I use the Eclipse drops on my K-5 & K-x. Works very well. You need to be sure you get the correct swab size for your sensor and follow the directions. I've since run out of the Eclipse swabs but have the bottle of fluid still so I tried some less expensive swabs and they seemed to work just as well. Good luck!

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    Re: Recomendation for wet sensor cleaning kit

    +1 for the Eclipse kit I have had good luck with mine. Like Matt says follow the directions.

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    Re: Recomendation for wet sensor cleaning kit

    Thanks Matt and Troy for your replies. I am doing research on this and I'm checking out all suggestions. If anyone one else has a recommendation please post it. Thanks, Jeff
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    Re: Recomendation for wet sensor cleaning kit

    look around on amazon

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    Re: Recomendation for wet sensor cleaning kit

    eclipse kit all da way

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    Re: Recomendation for wet sensor cleaning kit

    Quote Originally Posted by Grandpaw View Post
    The sensor in my D7000 needs cleaning and I would be interested in any recommendations of what to get so I can clean it myself. Jeff
    Just DO NOT use caned air, it can blow off the flacks of black paint or dust into the view finder where you can't get to it.
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    Re: Recomendation for wet sensor cleaning kit

    Quote Originally Posted by freygr View Post
    Just DO NOT use caned air, it can blow off the flacks of black paint or dust into the view finder where you can't get to it.
    I definitely won't use any canned air. Thanks, Jeff
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    Re: Recomendation for wet sensor cleaning kit

    Air would defiantly be bad.

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    Re: Recomendation for wet sensor cleaning kit

    Some months ago, back in September, I think, I'd PM'd Jeff for suggestions on sensor cleaning, as my own D7000 was producing images that were pretty rough. Here's a couple samples I sent him, cleaned and dirty. (BTW, I wonder why the longer lens shows the dust as a little bit fuzzier? Maybe that image was actually not quite as much light?) Anyway, after a couple of messages back and forth we reached a consensus, which was, "Who knows?" We agreed air was a bad idea, although I seriously considered it for a long time. Old dirty T-shirt, no. Paint brush, no. We didn't really come up with anything. I'd never heard of these swabs, and I was worried about having to send the camera off.









    As you can see, that's a lot of cloning, and I was running out of patience. What I did soon after that was basically got brave and decided if I truly screw it up, then I'm out a few hundred bucks, but I don't think it'll screw it up. I hope. I took a piece of that very soft silky cloth that expensive sunglasses come with and used that on the sensor. (I don't wear expensive sunglasses, but the 3-D glasses that came with my TV also come with that cleaning cloth!) I folded it back on itself to make a kind of pad which I fastened to a pen. The improvement was significant, although I still had a couple of spots on the frames that in the right light would show slightly darker. Nothing as obvoius as those specks in the sunsets, but rather like that large dark spot on the right about halfway down. Pretty much a round spot like that, but not as big or as dark. There would be 3 or 4 of them on the frame still, if the material in the image didn't hide it.

    After seeing this thread, I ordered a set of those swabs. I got the pre-moistened kind in a four-pack for a bit under 20 bucks. Pre-moistened so I didn't have to find the fluid, too. I just used one on the camera, then shot an out-of-focus flash image of a white sheet of paper, and I can find nothing on the frame. Did one with a couple stops too much flash, too, and it's also clean. I think I've tackled it! These things are the bee's knees.

    Now if only they didn't cost nearly 5 bucks apiece! Hopefully the regular self-cleaning will be good enough for a while.

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    Re: Recomendation for wet sensor cleaning kit

    My K-5 is about due for a cleaning now too. I always try the Rocket Blower first, especially if it's one main spec and I can find it by looking at the sensor and shining a light on it. If that doesn't work I'll do the wet cleaning.
    So air is ok if it's not the high pressure compressed air. My Rocket Blower has paid for it's self many times over now.

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