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Best Approach to Sensor Cleaning

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Rassie Gold Member Awarded for his win at the Nikonians Best 2016 Photo Contest Ribbon awarded for his generous contribution to the 2019 Fundraising campaign Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006
Tue 24-Nov-20 11:26 AM | edited Tue 24-Nov-20 11:30 AM by Rassie
I've also been cleaning my own sensors for years now.
If I see dirt I start with the rocket blower. Sometimes that is sufficient to get the sensor clean.
If there's still dirt I use the gel pad next. Failing that, it's a wet swab. I also sometimes use the Arctic Butterfly brush.

The difference with the Z mirrorless cameras is that you can see sensor dirt in the viewfinder while shooting. I used the rocket blower on my Z6ii just yesterday when I saw a speck while shooting a hawk. With the DSLR's you don't know the dirt is there until you look at the image on a monitor afterwards.

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