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    D800 sensor cleaning

    Having just discovered that my old Arctic Butterfly has died, I'm wondering what the cleaner of choice is for the D800. With the Hasselblad, the occasional go with a blower was all that I ever needed. I'm hoping that is all the Nikon will need. Before, I race off and buy another one, I'm seeking advice. So far, dust hasn't been a problem.
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    Re: D800 sensor cleaning

    Jeff,

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffg53 View Post
    ...I'm wondering what the cleaner of choice is for the D800.
    I use Eclipse along with pec pads from Copperhill Images. The basic kit, available here will last for years. Literally.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: D800 sensor cleaning

    Thanks Rob. I'm such a klutz that I would never use wet cleaning. I make a mess cleaning filters so I'm just not going there on a sensor.
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    Re: D800 sensor cleaning

    When needed I use a Lens Pen. So far with the D800, if I have a speck of something on the sensor, turning the camera off and on several times and allowing the sensor shake to do it's thing has worked.

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    Re: D800 sensor cleaning

    Thanks John. Now I feel really stupid. I hadn't discovered that feature. My Olympus does a sensor shake at start-up, I didn't know that the D800 could do it too.

    And now, having set the body to clean at startup and shutdown, I'm a very happy camper.
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    Re: D800 sensor cleaning

    I've had my D800E for a year and a half and have never had to clean the sensor. The self-cleaning routine works very well.
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    Re: D800 sensor cleaning

    Thanks Alan, I'm hoping for the same. It certainly has on my Olympus.
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    Re: D800 sensor cleaning

    Wet cleaning is really not tough at all and a huge money savings in the long run as its really hard to mess up anything to the point of un-fixable. That said I haven't had to wet clean my D800 yet but several times on my D600 to get past the initial oil splatter, but that is now under control.

    Just my .02

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    Re: D800 sensor cleaning

    After about a year I have to clean my D800E since it has a spot that won't self-clean. Haven't gotten around to it yet, so not sure if it needs a wet clean or just a puff of air. But even if it's a wet clean that's still a pretty damned good record IMO.

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    Re: D800 sensor cleaning

    No one should be afraid of "Wet Cleaning". I was the same way, but it's pretty hard to damage your sensor if you have proper tools and follow instruction.

    I use "Copperhill method" mentioned above, but I also use sensor swabs when it's needed.

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