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    Best sensor cleaning kit?

    I am sure more than 1 of you on this forum clean your own sensors.

    So I am asking you all what is your favorite or in your opinion, best sensor cleaning lit I can get.?

    Ease of use and actual safety of use are a big plus too, as well as it needs to work.

    For all who are going to say "send it to Canon" Please don't, I know I should but unless they can get it and have it back to me in less than 3 days then my schedule will not allow me to send it in.

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    Re: Best sensor cleaning kit?

    Rocket Blower, with sensor swabs and Eclipse.

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    Re: Best sensor cleaning kit?

    Micro-tools sells kits with the Rocket Blower, Eclipse and cleaning supplies. The prices are pretty reasonable too.

    https://www.micro-tools.com/store/Se...tegoryCode=DCK

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    Re: Best sensor cleaning kit?

    The order of things I try:
    (1) rocket blower (does the trick the majority of the time)
    (2) Visible Dust's Arctic Butterfly (static brush) - though the company has some serious problems with customer satisfaction, so I'm not sure I'd buy theirs again
    (3) Sensor swabs with Eclipse fluid (which I've only needed to do a few times when the previous steps didn't succeed)

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    Re: Best sensor cleaning kit?

    I agree with the blower e2 and swabs.
    my personal experience with the butterfly has been not too good.
    I now just use the blower and then go straight for the swabs.
    it seemed to me that the butterfly never did enough and if
    it was not perfectly clean would make matters worse.
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    Re: Best sensor cleaning kit?

    Thanks all.
    I ordered the Visible Dust swabs and the Vdust-Plus solution. I hope it cures the dust. I am sure it will and it will add another thing I can do myself and not have to send to canon for.
    Thanks everyone for the tips.

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    Re: Best sensor cleaning kit?

    If you'll make it a habit of blowing the sensor off before you got to shoot it will drop the need to clean with swabs to almost nothing.

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