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10-27-2011, 01:53 PM   #1
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What to buy to clean dust from sensor ?

What should I buy to clean dust from the sensor on my K-x ? Preferably not expensive

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Giottos Large Rocket-air - Lens blower
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And if that does not get it done, then Delkin Devices Sensor-Scope.www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/592634-REG/Delkin_Devices_DDSS_SCOPE2_SensorScope_2_Cleaning_Kit.html
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I use Dust Off brand canned gas, but it makes people go mental when I say it.

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I use Dust Off brand canned gas, but it makes people go mental when I say it.
isn't that too much pressure ?
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Just don`t get the liquid from the can on the AA filter.
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Hell, I use the rocket blower plus the brush tip from LensPen.
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Just don`t get the liquid from the can on the AA filter.
How do I avoid that ? doesn't the liquid come out automatically ?

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A proper sensor cleaning kit is expensive but they work, Rocket blowers can actually blow dust onto the sensor. If you have grease on the sensor you will need to swab it. Lots of Youtube videos on how to clean but be careful, you ruin your sensor and the cost to replace it would be expensive.
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I would recommend the Arctic Butterfly. It works very well removing dust from the sensor. More stubborn spots require proper sensor swabs and proper (pure) sensor cleaning fluid.

The Arctic Butterfly uses an electrostatic charge to pick up dust. Check it out on photography sites. I would be very careful and use proper sensor cleaners rather than going cheap.
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How do I avoid that ? doesn't the liquid come out automatically ?
Maybe Wheatfield could step in with advice on how to do it safely.

My way of doing it would be to turn can upside down, squeeze the trigger, dump 30 % of the contents, warm my fingers,so I could feel the can again.
Set the can on a table, place camera in front of it and squeeze away. Not moving the can, just moving the camera.

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Only the Official Pentax Sensor-Cleaning Kit O-ICK1, which isn't expensive, isn't difficult, and works.
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Maybe Wheatfield could step in with advice on how to do it safely.
I'll post a video tomorrow.
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Only the Official Pentax Sensor-Cleaning Kit O-ICK1, which isn't expensive, isn't difficult, and works.
Absolutely the best solution in my opinion. This is the method Leica uses in their factory.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
Only the Official Pentax Sensor-Cleaning Kit O-ICK1, which isn't expensive, isn't difficult, and works.
Best in my opinion: easy, secure and effective.

Before I tried other methods: I got a scratch on the AA-Filter using the swap-method; bad luck, I suppose, but if there is a hard particle on the sensor it may happen. I changed the AA-filter; that was a difficult job.

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