Good Tutorial on Sensor/Cover Glass Cleaning

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Good Tutorial on Sensor/Cover Glass Cleaning

PostSun Dec 15, 2013 5:49 pm

The best site I have found so far on sensor/cover glass cleaning is; http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com/index.html by Micro-Tools or Fargo. It is very complete & forthcoming about all the various cleaning methods. They also sell just about all the kits, tools, brushes, fluids etc to do the cleaning at good prices. Well worth checking out.
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Re: Good Tutorial on Sensor/Cover Glass Cleaning

PostSun Dec 15, 2013 10:48 pm

You are entitled to your opinion Geoff but read the tutorial just the same. This goes for everyone else. Read the tutorial before you make up your mind. As a point of fact the only cleaning procedures specifically used & recommended by any camera manufacturers are wet cleaning. The best fluid is a special ultra pure methanol. Even then excess fluid can get under the glass & ruin the sensor too. Lens Pen has a good dry cleaning pen based on their graphite technology specifically for sensors. The whole subject is complex & the authors consulted extensively with manufacturers & technicians who clean sensors for a living. Some DSLR manufacturers void your warranty if they see that you attempted cleaning & DSLRs mostly have to be junked if the Low Pass Filter gets scratched because the whole thing is a sealed unit. Some manufacturers of DSLRs give cleaning instructions in their manuals. I would like to know if Blackmagic has a position on all this. I had no choice but to clean & I'm glad I found this resource.
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Re: Good Tutorial on Sensor/Cover Glass Cleaning

PostMon Dec 16, 2013 10:04 am

AFAIK pure Methanol is non-conductive.
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