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08-24-2007, 04:57 AM   #1
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Need sensor cleaning swabs *desperately* - Australia

I know this is in the wrong spot Adam, but I posted it here to hopefully get more coverage.

I have some crap on my sensor that I need to get rid of ASAP because I have an important shoot next weekend (1st & 2nd). I have rung around every shop in Tasmania and everywhere is sold out!

Can someone suggest somewhere in Australia that has them in stock that could send them to me before next weekend? I don't care on cost, I just need them.

Or maybe someone could buy some if they know somewhere that has them and they could send them to me (I'll balance transfer in advance of course).

Thankyou in advance.

Adam.

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Mate i have to go down town come my days off and get some for myself(if i can find some)..I have some crud on my istDs that needs cleaning away and annoying the bejayzus out of me..
PM me your particulars or email addy and i can pass them onto the store (If i find some) for you....
Sound fair nuff????..
make no promises though...
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PS , what part of tassie you from?? spent two weeks ther elast year n loved it..
Apart from freezin me arhidyia off lol..
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I'm in Launceston Papou. Thankyou for replying. I got in touch with a photographer mate in Hobart tonight and he said he'll check out down there tomorrow for me. I am travelling there on Monday for the week so will check out the 2 likely stores, but there's also a shop that does sensor cleaning down there so that sounds promising.

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I of course can't help you, but I wanted to wish you lots of luck with your shoot next week Adam.
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Hi you could give these guys a try - Quality Camera Sales Australia :
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I am pretty sure my camera store has them.
I'll have to check for you though ... anything in particular you were after.
I am pretty sure the actual kit i got it has swabs in them.

I have my bag in the car in the carpark at the moment ... I'll check to see if i have spares in there ... if i do ... I can send them direct Next Day delivery for you ... just to tide you over if needed.

Give us some details and I'll try my best.
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If you guys are willing to wait a bit, I can buy the Pentax cleaning swabs here in the Philippines for you and send them there... where I work, the Pentax showroom is a five-minute walk and they have stocks of the official Pentax cleaning swabs. But they cost around US$35-40 depending on the exchange rate... just a suggestion...

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Alright, thankyou all for your replies, but I've had success. I've been away for work and haven't had the net.

I dropped my camera at Walch Optics, a company specialising in optical technologies like cameras and survey equipment. The cleaned the sensor for $46.80 AUD which I thought was really good give the short time frame. Apparently the stuff on the sensor was hard to remove so I'm glad I didn't do it myself. It is spotless now and I couldn't be happier.

Thankyou for your offers Papou, SpotFocus, Mechan1k and LeadBelly.

LittleLaker, it is a car show my car club is running and I need to take a photo of every car there (180+) to print and mount as a participants award. I get my new tripod tomorrow and can't wait.

Will be sure to post pictures.
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QuoteOriginally posted by blwnhr Quote
LittleLaker, it is a car show my car club is running and I need to take a photo of every car there (180+) to print and mount as a participants award. I get my new tripod tomorrow and can't wait.

Will be sure to post pictures.
Really looking forward to your series of pics for this.
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