Does brand matter with Sensor cleaner and Swabs?

3 months 4 weeks ago #735734 by Eli Clark
I'm going to attempt to clean my sensor on my own. Does the brand matter with these things?

Thank you


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3 months 4 weeks ago #735858 by r1ch

Eli Clark wrote: I'm going to attempt to clean my sensor on my own. Does the brand matter with these things?
Thank you

I bought a cleaning kit specifically for cleaning sensors, The swabs were
durable and lint free and would not scratch the sensor cover..
I see them on Amazon pretty inexpensive.
The sensors are pretty rugged and don't scratch easily. My old D200 got some spots on it. I let it sit for a long time and not clean it. then when I did, they would not come off (I think it was oil from shutter). I was told the sensors were hard to scratch and I had to scrub hard to get the spots off. Once finished, everything looked great. All new cameras auto clean, I have not seen spot very often anymore on my new cameras.


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3 months 3 weeks ago #735933 by Nefarious
It's the technique that is most important.  Sensor swabs are sensor swabs.  Just take your time and understand what you are doing when you start.  


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3 months 3 weeks ago #736044 by Glen Mosley
+1 good points, I was under the same impression.   The way you clean your sensor is most important as most sensor cleaning are the same. 


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3 months 3 weeks ago #736045 by Glen Mosley
+1 good points, I was under the same impression.   The way you clean your sensor is most important as most sensor cleaning are the same. 


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3 months 3 weeks ago #736147 by Hoss
Not in my book, which is why I always have a profession clean mine.  


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3 months 3 weeks ago #736258 by Jeff Scott
Hey all, so how often are you cleaning your sensor as part of routine cleaning?  


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3 months 6 days ago #737088 by Adam S
I just wouldn't go using Walmart branded sensor cleaner, but other than that, case per case, use common sense.  


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3 months 5 days ago #737210 by Kenta
Speaking of which, how often are you all cleaning your sensor?


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3 months 1 day ago #737404 by Finn
Not in my book because I have others do it 


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