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Old August 7th, 2015, 04:31 AM   #1
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Cleaning your sensor

I change lenses on my A7 a lot during a wedding shoot and it's getting round to the fact that puffing away with my air blower only does a so-so job, I have a few spots that blowing cannot shift

I used Photographic Solutions Sensor Swabs with my EA50 but the A7s sensor is so much bigger for some reason I'm loathe to touch it but honestly cannot send it away to be cleaned every time - it would break the bank.

I'm guessing you all that used DSLR cams have this problem so your safe solutions would be most welcome

I'm now thinking instead of swabs and fluid one of these

VisibleDust Arctic Butterfly 724 (Super Bright) 5964480 B&H

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Old August 7th, 2015, 05:42 AM   #2
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Re: Cleaning your sensor

Hi Pete

I used visible swabs on my EA-50 too and they DO make a full frame sensor swab which is the correct size and somewhat bigger than the APSC sensor swab.

I found the wet method really was the best for me when I had the Sony's but also changing the lenses in a decent clean environment too helped keep the sensor clean ... I changed lenses once outside the car on a windy day and the Church had just cut the lawn wouldn't believe how many clippings found their way onto the sensor! After that I used to change lenses inside the car with the windows closed and held the camera vertical to stop muck flying in.
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