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    Sensor cleaning on the M9

    For those with the M9...

    Is the "sensor clean" menu option working for you? I can't seem to get it to work. I'm doing the same thing I used to do on the M8...

    Select "Sensor Cleaning" from the main menu
    Choose "Yes"
    I get the message "Press release button. After inspection, switch off camera"

    But when I press the shutter release, the shutter does not stay open. It just fires a normal shot, and the shutter closes as on a normal shot.

    I must be doing something wrong, but can't figure out what it is.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Sensor cleaning on the M9

    Problem solved. I needed a battery that was fully charged. I did not get a "low battery" warning, but that was the problem.
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    Re: Sensor cleaning on the M9

    no little indicator at the top to give you a glance...we may end up missing that.
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    Re: Sensor cleaning on the M9

    FYI: I picked up one of those gummy on a stick cleaners from the Leica assembly video. I haven't tried it yet. Adorama has them (via amazon for me.) I figured if it's good enough for Solms...

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    Re: Sensor cleaning on the M9

    I was just about to suggest that - I've had the same thing happen when trying to clean a Nikon sensor.

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    Re: Sensor cleaning on the M9

    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    FYI: I picked up one of those gummy on a stick cleaners from the Leica assembly video. I haven't tried it yet. Adorama has them (via amazon for me.) I figured if it's good enough for Solms...
    Can you buy extra white cleaning papers, Brad, or are you supposed to scrap the gummy head when the cleaning papers run out and buy a new complete kit?
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    Re: Sensor cleaning on the M9

    great question, i don't know the answer.

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    Re: Sensor cleaning on the M9

    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    FYI: I picked up one of those gummy on a stick cleaners from the Leica assembly video. I haven't tried it yet. Adorama has them (via amazon for me.) I figured if it's good enough for Solms...
    Would you please post the Amazon link? Funny, the most exposed sensor my G1 hasn't needed cleaning in the 11 months I've owned it. My Sony know how to pick up dust!

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    Re: Sensor cleaning on the M9

    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    Perfect. Thanks.

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    Re: Sensor cleaning on the M9

    Brad Thanks for the heads up. You started a run on these kits. On amazon the adorama price is now $89 but if you use your link and order direct its still $28.

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    Re: Sensor cleaning on the M9

    Ordered, yesterday, from Adorama and they're on back order. It appears that they will be the same $27.95 price when they come in.
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    Re: Sensor cleaning on the M9

    Canoga Cameras in LA have the DL-AC01 cleaning wand in stock http://www.canogacamera.com/detail.aspx?ID=46937

    as do the US MIcro-Tools site http://www.micro-tools.com/store/ite...emCode=DL-AC01 both at a reasonable price.

    I've just ordered two from the Micro-Tools German european site.

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