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« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2006, 09:15 »
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ahh yes, thanks.

That is a different thing that they have on B&H


« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2006, 09:36 »
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I also use the Copperhill wet method.  It has worked very well for me.  Good luck.  The instructions are easy to use and it will remove about 95%+ of all spots.  I usally end up with 1 or 2 very small particles left.  So far I haven't found any method that works better. 

Mark

« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2006, 14:28 »
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Lenspen $9 - can't beat it. Why mess with liquids and all that other muck?

« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2006, 15:56 »
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Lenspen $9 - can't beat it. Why mess with liquids and all that other muck?

Because it wasn't designed to clean micron sized particles off of a charged surface.  Sure it will get rid of large particles but it will leave a lot of the smaller particles on the sensor.  It is something to use in the field when you have to, but if you want to get it really clean the only proven method is the wet method.  It probably takes less than 10 minutes to complete and most people only have to do it every 4 months or so.  Is ten minutes 3 times a year all that horrible?

Mark

« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2006, 16:30 »
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Lenspen $9 - can't beat it. Why mess with liquids and all that other muck?


Because it wasn't designed to clean micron sized particles off of a charged surface. Sure it will get rid of large particles but it will leave a lot of the smaller particles on the sensor. It is something to use in the field when you have to, but if you want to get it really clean the only proven method is the wet method. It probably takes less than 10 minutes to complete and most people only have to do it every 4 months or so. Is ten minutes 3 times a year all that horrible?

Mark


Well, ok, they have a sensor cleaning lenspen now (i thought they were working on it last i looked).
http://www.lenspen.com/?cPath=1&products_id=SK-1&tpid=146

I never said 10 minutes several times a year was horrible... but then again, the 2 minutes it takes with the lenspen is fewer minutes (and less expensive) and I don't ever see any of the smaller particles you say it leaves on the photos i take... so thanks, i'll stick with my method :)

« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2006, 17:26 »
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Well, ok, they have a sensor cleaning lenspen now (i thought they were working on it last i looked).
http://www.lenspen.com/?cPath=1&products_id=SK-1&tpid=146

I never said 10 minutes several times a year was horrible...


Sorry I was being sarcastic. It just strikes me as odd that people fear the wet method so much, and sometimes protray it as some huge ordeal. It is really quite simple to do. But if the lenspen works for you, thats great. Personally I've heard several people complain about brushes but now that I looked at your link I realized that it is a wet method, just conviently located in a pen. Of course not changing out the brush or pad each time is a problem for me. And as far as price goes I paid about the same amount the link you gave for the lenspen, and more than likely mine will last longer. But I have to admit it does take a few minutes longer then the lenspen. ;)

Mark

« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2006, 01:26 »
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Slightly off topic but I was having grief with what I considered to be dust on my sensor but recently I have been religiously taking everything at the non-auto setting.

On my Canon 350D the auto setting always shoots at iso 400 but now that I have switched to taking at iso 100 (to reduce noise) the "dust" seems to have gone as well.

Anyone else noticed such strange behaviour?

« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2006, 02:02 »
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could it be that you are now shooting at larger aperatures... ie 5.6?  If the auto setting also took f/11 or so then the dust shows up more easily.

« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2006, 02:09 »
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Leaf - I think your comment is in the wrong thread,

I need to go back and look at the F settings hopefully I can get one blue sky day in Seattle before the rainy season kicks in.


 

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