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    Copper Hill Cleaning System

    Anyone have experience with the Copper Hill products for sensor cleaning?

    http://www.copperhillimages.com/inde..._Hill_Products

    The other companies seem way overpriced.

    Thank you

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    Re: Copper Hill Cleaning System

    Quote Originally Posted by edmund View Post
    Anyone have experience with the Copper Hill products for sensor cleaning?

    http://www.copperhillimages.com/inde..._Hill_Products

    The other companies seem way overpriced.

    Thank you
    Ive used their Sensor Sweep for a few years now. Works well, as far as dry cleaning can be expected to.

    And, mine arrived absolutely free from grease; quite important!

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    Re: Copper Hill Cleaning System

    Thanks Per -- anyone have experience with the wet cleaning system?

    Im still battling some grease spots on the sensor and really dont want to send it back to Leica.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Copper Hill Cleaning System

    I've been using the kit for a couple of years now; the one for the Canon 1D series - works on the M8 and M9 as well. The sensor loupe is a great addition and well worth it.

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    Re: Copper Hill Cleaning System

    Thanks Double Neg-

    Ill give it a try --

    Actually I already got this loupe: http://www.amazon.com/LensPen-SKL-1-...6096719&sr=8-2

    Though something with more mag might be nice.

    Nice new site by the way!

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    Re: Copper Hill Cleaning System

    Also, what about using Visibledust's Smear away solution with the Copperhill swabs?

    And how does the VD Smear away compare to the eclipse formula for grease spots?

    Thanks again

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    No. I have using Invisible Dust products for several years. Great stuff.

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    Re: Copper Hill Cleaning System

    Just an update --- I bought the full frame sensor package from Copper Hill and it worked really well on my M9. After many test runs... I finally got the method down and finally have no more spots on my photos!

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    Thanks, Edmund! It's coming along...

    Congrats on the kit! It does take a little practice, but once you figure it out - it's fast and easy and does a wonderful job. Between the 100 or so PecPads and bottle of Eclipse, you're set for life. Sometimes it does take multiple passes in extreme cases.

    Ironically, once the M9 has "broken in" (and depending on the environment) I find that a couple of light shots of compressed air are all that's generally required for the occasional dust spots that creep in afterwards. I've had my M9 for almost a year now and the M8 for several years; I think I only wet cleaned them each once. I seem to have to clean the 1D a lot more, and it's a bit more difficult because of the deeper position of the sensor.

    On some forums, there's a LOT of noise about sensor dust. I just don't get it. It's not that bad, and cleaning it is not a big deal.

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