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03-04-2020, 04:02 AM   #1
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Cleaning k-5 sensor

l noticed there are a few spots on the sensor. l blew the sensor with a rocket blower and it did nothing. l want to wet clean it with the Visible Dust green swabs and Sensor Clean liquid. Since it has SR and the sensor moves, do l need to be more careful how much pressure l apply with the swabs?

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No. Its like cleaning other sensors
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The camera needs to be on in order to clean sensor, and to be in sensor cleaning mode. I am pretty sure the sensor is perfectly held in place while in this mode. I never felt my sensor moving while cleaning it.
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I see there's several places in Houston that will do sensor cleaning if you're not confident about it. I don't know about prices but here in the Atlanta area they charge like 35 dollars for it, I'd say it's probably worth it. Though with my K10D I clean the sensor myself since it's such a low value camera, and I haven't had any problems, thank God... the K-5 like the K10D has an AA filter in front of the sensor so I think that is what would be getting cleaned, not the sensor itself. I think I'd be a bit more nervous about non-AA filter sensors, I don't think I'd ever attempt to clean my K-S1.

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I see there's several places in Houston that will do sensor cleaning if you're not confident about it. I don't know about prices but here in the Atlanta area they charge like 35 dollars for it, I'd say it's probably worth it. Though with my K10D I clean the sensor myself since it's such a low value camera, and I haven't had any problems, thank God... the K-5 like the K10D has an AA filter in front of the sensor so I think that is what would be getting cleaned, not the sensor itself. I think I'd be a bit more nervous about non-AA filter sensors, I don't think I'd ever attempt to clean my K-S1.
There's only one camera shop in Houston that l've tried for sensor cleaning. They do good work, but they're 20 miles from me and you have to leave the camera for 4 days. And it costs $80. l cleaned the k-5 today.
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There's only one camera shop in Houston that l've tried for sensor cleaning. They do good work, but they're 20 miles from me and you have to leave the camera for 4 days. And it costs $80. l cleaned the k-5 today.
When I did a google search yesterday I immediately found 3 that did it, but if you've already done it yourself, that is even better. What did you use? Was it one of those cleaning kits you buy online?
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