Monday, June 9, 2014

Sensor Cleaning Part II




A nice metal tin holder inside of the box
How it comes in the mail


What's inside the tin
What's inside the mail pouch




As promised I wanted to give you a review on the eyelead Sensor Cleaning Kit. First, I must warn you that you can cause damage to your sensor if you scratch it. Clean your sensor at your own risk. I assume no responsibility, this is for informational purposes only. I might add cleaning your own sensor will probably void your warranty.

I found out about this cleaning kit from my local camera store and ordered it in March of this year at the price of $54.98 USD including shipping.


 Inside the metal tin:

           Special sensor dust-sticking-bar
           Viscous cleaning paper to clean the dust sticking bar (10 pcs)
            Incl. aluminum storage and transport box (tin)
            Instruction sheet

This kit is intended for dry cleaning of the low pass filter or sensor ( if no filter) of your DSLR. The sticky bar is used to pick up dust particles and oil pollution located on your sensor. I found this to be an effective and quick way to clean the sensor of my Nikon D-800. It's an effective and quick way but I would not use nor depend on it to clean the entire sensor. Even the instructions suggest just to clean the dirt spots instead of the whole sensor.


The instruction sheet is quite thorough and I believe this product will last through quite a few sensor cleanings, that's to be determined. One word of caution I might add is while using the dust sticking bar DO NOT hold it on your sensor for more than 5 seconds. Even for 3-4 seconds and I didn't think the sticky bar was going to come back off of my sensor. Talk about getting your heart rate up...


Wet clean your sensor for those really tuff dust and oil spots. I still recommend Visible Dust products. See my blog post from April 2013. Of the Visible Dust products I specifically recommend the Sensor Clean fluid and the Vswab MXD-100 are what I use to clean our Nikon's. Visible Dust products are a bit pricey but cheaper than taking it to your local camera store or shipping it off to Nikon, not to mention the wait time. Speaking of which as you remember my Nikon D-800 had problems with oil spots on the sensor caused by the mirror mechanism splattering oil on it. Well at 9,645 shutter actuations it is still splattering oil. I counted eight oil spots from our recent trip in April to Maui. Because of these great products I've cleaned the sensor and am ready for the next trip.


I hope this helps someone out there. If you have any questions please contact me, I'd be glad to help.