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Sen­sor clean­ing

A few months ago I pur­chased a mir­ror­less cam­era. I re­cently no­ticed some small cir­cu­lar mark­ings on my images when us­ing smaller aper­tures. I re­alise that this is prob­a­bly dust on the sen­sor and that it’s more likely to hap­pen now that I have a mir­ror­less cam­era com­pared to when us­ing my pre­vi­ous DSLR. Al­though I know how to clean sen­sors, I used to send my cam­era for clean­ing at Fix­a­tion every now and then. Can you rec­om­mend some clean­ing prod­ucts I could keep on hand in case I am on hol­i­day when the prob­lem oc­curs? Jef­frey Por­rett Clean­ing your own sen­sor is some­thing we wouldn’t rec­om­mend you at­tempt to do with­out a pro­fes­sional show­ing you a safe way to do so. How­ever, as you al­ready know the process we would sug­gest look­ing into Vis­i­ble Dust prod­ucts. They make ev­ery­thing to clean sen­sors, from clean­ing flu­ids and dif­fer­ent-sized swabs to clean­ing strips. One tip we can give is to use a very light touch when us­ing swabs. Many mir­ror­less cam­eras have in-body sta­bil­i­sa­tion which could make the sen­sor move around as you clean. Be care­ful with this, as it’s not a cheap fix if it goes wrong!

Vis­i­ble Dust makes sen­sor­clean­ing prod­ucts

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