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Zen and the Art of Digital Sensor Maintenance

K64drb

Blacksburg, US
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"RE: Zen and the Art of Digital Sensor Maintenance"

K64drb Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Feb 2012
Fri 04-Jan-13 08:01 PM

If you are still uneasy about performing a wet cleaning yourself, or want to dig into the technical aspects of this issue in more detail, you should read the Thom Hogan article I mentioned in my first post.

If you are not familiar with Thom, he is a highly respected professional and expert with Nikon equipment in particular. He first wrote the article in 2001, and did periodic updates through September 2011. He speaks to the evolution of some of the products on the market, and addresses Nikon's position about users cleaning their own sensors. According to Thom, Nikon actually sells a wet cleaning kit to the public which includes a video showing how to clean the sensor. But,,, the kit is only available in Japan, you can't get it in the US. Interesting...

Thom also mentions "two recently introduced "sensor microscopes"" on the market, one of which is from Visible Dust, but he wasn't that impressed with the performance. Since this article was first written in 2001, I believe he was referring to VD's first model, and not their new Quasar Loupe, which I have found to be outstanding.

Here's the link: http://bythom.com/cleaning.htm

You'll find it very informative.

Dave Badger
Blacksburg, VA
My Nikonians gallery, or visit www.AlternateViewsPhotography.com .

"You don't quit playing because you grow old; you grow old because you quit playing."

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