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If not Lubricant…then what?


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N4TVC

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N4TVC Registered since 15th Jul 2006
Wed 21-Dec-11 06:53 PM

I, too, have what appears to be lubricant along the right side of the image. If brushed, it smears and streaks, so it is not dry. My sensor looked similar to yours before my first wet cleaning. The wet cleaning produces a totally clean sensor for about 1000 shots until it starts to show several spots, again. I have had my D7000 since April 2011 and have wet cleaned it 3 times to get rid of the spots. I do think they are recurring at a lower frequency over time, so perhaps at some point we will rid ourselves of the excess lubricant. I'm a gear head engineer, so I don't really mind doing the cleaning from time-to-time. I use Sensor Swabs and Eclipse (methanol). Now, I'll get lots of irate responses to this, but I swipe multiple times with the same swab (perhaps 4 swipes, maybe more) with no ill effects. The sensor comes out clean each time until the next series of lubricant spots show up.

Charles

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