I was wondering if any one has cleaned their ccd (on the d100) by using a cable release and locking it. Is this a good way to clean the ccd or should I purchase the ac adapter? I am planning to use the rubbermaid spatula, pecpad and eclipse solution approach that has been posted before, but I couldn't find if people were definetly using the ac adapter. (I would make sure the battery is fully charged before I set the shutter to bulb)
#2. "RE: CCD Cleaning" | In response to Reply # 0AlanC Basic MemberWed 09-Oct-02 08:47 AM
The issue here is that the CCD will be operating if you hold the shutter open on 'B'. There have been suggestions that the electrical charge may make it harder to remove the dust or that there may be an increased risk of damaging the CCD, although I've yet to hear any definite evidence of either.
#3. "RE: CCD Cleaning" | In response to Reply # 2genec57 Basic MemberWed 09-Oct-02 09:10 AM
I have a D1X but the principle is the same. I have cleaned using the cable release with no problem. Moose Peterson recommends doing it this way. Thom Hogan on the other hand says it's a bad thing.
It is hard for me to spend $100 for a gizmo that has only this limited purpose.
Penny wise, pound foolish? Could be, but so far i have no problems but am willing to be convinced.