after finding approx. 50 tiny sprinkles on my D600 sensor (changing lenses in cloudy and windy conditions)I decided to use a product called Sensor-film for cleaning. Looks like a fatal mistake because I now have pieces of the film on the sensor on top of the not removed drops. Contacted the seller and he mentioned I used a too thin layer of the film. I tried a thicker layer twice now but the rests of the lube-film are not removed when peeling the film off.
It is an interesting concept but I have to wonder about it having water solvent which might not be very effective on oil if there is any on the AA filter. If the film encountered oil or non-water soluble dirt it might not capture that. Luckily, since it is water based, applying a thin coat of distilled water on the spots before trying again to apply the film fluid might get those tough spots. If it was oil, another solvent will be needed, like alcohol. The possible advantage of this system is that is allows a thorough blowing out of the D600 body without addition dust falling back onto the film covered sensor. It could be the solution to what some have been doing, just moving the dust around that is already inside the camera. Without the sensor being covered, dust is likely to randomly fall back onto the sensor for some time until all the retained dust has fallen and stayed on the sensor eventually after each cleaning removes the portion that got on the sensor. This film method would allow a better blowing out which appears to be needed in some of these cases.
Thanks Stan for your input. I fear using water to weeken the the old rests of the first unsuccessful try will might turn into a desaster because even if the camera is flat water is so much less dense than the sensor-film lube. Wonder if I can demage something else by doing so and even have not much trust using isopropanol alcohol to clean the spots for the same reason.
Using a fine bush or foam swab to just dampen the spots would have little chance if water going astray. That AA filter is a harder surface than most people assume with a 5.5 mohs rating, about the same as window glass and harder than stainless steel. IPA is the primary active solvent in expensive Eclipse fluid so you know the AA filter will not be bothered by it. Stan St Petersburg Russia
from the video directions it seems you should be able to apply another coat of the stuff and just redo the steps. let it dry the entire 3 hours apply your pull tab let it dry another hour at least and pull it all off.
Is it raining or humid where you are maybe it needs more drying time.
Sun 20-Jan-13 05:06 PM | edited Sun 20-Jan-13 05:34 PM by clickhans
Thanks all for suggestions,
I have tried to remove the left over sensor-film spots by soaking them in destilled water and redid the procedure 3 times now. Most went away but now I have new left over spots of sensor film and still some spots of water/oil?.
Additional I am thinking that the sprinkles are not water drops because it needs alcohol to get rid of them. And even that is hard. looks now like oil spots to me.
Based on the experience of those who have cleaned a number of times, and having the same result of diminishing dust issues with time, the rumor from NikonRumors has been pretty well debunked. Same with the time lapse video, it lessens in time and with cleanings which all suggests a finite amount of circulating dust inside the camera at the time of purchase. Stan St Petersburg Russia