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jeffcs Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009Mon 08-Apr-13 12:08 PM
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"D7100 wet cleaning"


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I'd rather ask a some what basic question than have a costly repair.
When the 800 was released and I made the decesion to opt for the D800 non "E" version as I was afraid of sensor damage if wet cleaning became necessary as it eventuality will. Well I got the D7100 for reach factor. Long on getting to the point is there some glass or other sensor protection or will cleaning be directly on the sensor
Worried D7100 owner
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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009Mon 08-Apr-13 12:56 PM
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First, you don't want to put any type of protector on the sensor filter.

I find that the camera bodies that have automatic sensor cleaning at startup/shutdown are less likely to require wet cleaning than cameras that don't. Just use a bulb blower from time to time to remove any dust that may accumulate in the mirror/sensor chamber. However you shouldn't be afraid of wet cleaning. The filter in front of the sensor is pretty hard.

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Mon 08-Apr-13 01:03 PM
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It isn't just a bare sensor. You won't be cleaning the sensor surface itself.

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brobones Gold Member Nikonian since 08th Aug 2006Mon 08-Apr-13 03:59 PM
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I too have a question about cleaning the sensor of the my D7100.
Is there a specific cleaning fluid for the D7100 since it does not have the low pass filter? Or can I use the same cleaning fluid I use on them D300?

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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009Mon 08-Apr-13 07:58 PM
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The expensive Eclipse fluid is just plain old Methyl Alcohol according to one poster who said they say the MSDS shipping data for it. I was surprised since I was lead to believe it was isopropanol based on comments from the owner of the company. In either case, they are safe on silicon glass and lithium niobate which are used for sensors and optical low pass filters respectively.
Be sure, whatever the source of the Methyl Alcohol is, to keep the container closed between uses since these alcohols are hygroscopic so absorb moisture from the air. Any water can lead to slower drying and streaks. Flushing it with pure alcohol will absorb the excess water and keep it suspended so it is not a big deal. If streaks appear, the fluid might be contaminated or you are using in very humid environments.
The sensor is pretty tough so you will likely never have to worry about damaging a sensor.
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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009Mon 08-Apr-13 08:26 PM
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Even though it doesn't have a low pass filter it should still have an IR filter over the sensor. I would also recommend Eclipse fluid. If it's at all reassuring, they guarantee that if their product is used as recommended and damages the sensor they will fully pay for the repair.

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brobones Gold Member Nikonian since 08th Aug 2006Mon 08-Apr-13 09:10 PM
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Thanks for your replies... greatly appreciated.

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Mon 08-Apr-13 09:20 PM
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#7. "RE: D7100 wet cleaning"
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Even without a low pass filter the imaging sensor is not exposed. There are other filters over the top of the sensor.

Cleaning the D7100 or D800E is no different than cleaning any other Nikon camera sensor.

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jeffcs Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009Mon 08-Apr-13 10:15 PM
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Thanks
I kind of knew there was some kind of surface over the sensor but not sure
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kentak Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2010Mon 08-Apr-13 10:41 PM
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It stands to reason that any sensitive sensor surface would not be left naked. After all, Nikon, knows that sensor cleaning is a routine maintenance procedure and would design the camera accordingly. Rest easy.

Kent

  

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