Isopropyl Alcohol (ASTM 770)
I use 99.9% water free Isopropyl Alcohol to clean my lenses. I always ensure that I use a minimal amount and do not let it run to the plastic.
My question is to why it might not be a good idea to use this solvent to clean my D300s sensor filter?
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#1. "RE: Isopropyl Alcohol (ASTM 770)" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 13-Sep-12 01:00 PM
The Isopropyl alcohol you are using has .1% or 1000ppm of water and what % of other contaminants?
Those contaminants can leave a residue on the sensor.
Eclipse is purified and contains less than 5ppm (.0005%) of contaminants and dries quickly leaving no residue.
Eclipse was specifically formulated for cleaning sensors. While it is not cheap, it is not very expensive either. Especially when one considers how much it takes to clean a sensor.
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#2. "RE: Isopropyl Alcohol (ASTM 770)" | In response to Reply # 1ArthurNikonF Registered since 09th Oct 2011Thu 13-Sep-12 01:20 PM
Dry cleaning, according to the manual, with a blower, is the preffered method. It worked for me recently with my D300. I have swabs and Eclipse just in case, but have not had to use it yet.
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#3. "RE: Isopropyl Alcohol (ASTM 770)" | In response to Reply # 2grizzly200 Registered since 18th Dec 2011Fri 14-Sep-12 01:20 AM | edited Fri 14-Sep-12 01:21 AM by grizzly200
The manual says that, but you will never get an oily piece of material or an oil spot off a sensor by blowing. I think manuals say that because they would like to have users send the cameras back to Nikon for sensor cleaning. Hopefully you won't every have to deal with a goopy deposit on your sensor filter.
#4. "RE: Isopropyl Alcohol (ASTM 770)" | In response to Reply # 0
I have no intention of touching my sensor/sensor filter with anything. If the auto-clean or blower won't do it, my local camera shop will do a nice job. Sometimes they charge me, sometimes they don't, but they know what they are doing...
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