Five things to look out for
With these tips you’ll be able to banish dust quickly, effectively and safely
Wet or dry?
Carefully using specially designed swabs and solution will remove most gunk from your sensor, whilst a simple air blower puffs dust away for a quick clean.
The perfect view
A kit with a loupe and light will really help you see where exactly needs cleaning. Some ingenious designs also allow you to clean while the loupe rests on the lens mount.
A basic blower will never run out of puff, but if you plump for a wet cleaning kit, the included swabs and solution will only go so far. Make sure that replacement supplies are readily available and don’t cost a fortune.
Fit for purpose
Camera sensors are delicate devices, so only use swabs and solution specifically designed for cleaning imaging sensors.
Less is more
Squeezy blowers may be safe for a sensor, but don’t be tempted to up the ante with a compressed air canister. Their high pressure and freezing propellant can cause serious damage.