How to Clean Your Camera Sensor
by Forest Chaput de Saintonge
We’ve all had sensor dust. It’s something that we must deal with on a yearly (weekly?) basis. Luckily, it’s very easy to clean our sensors ourselves, saving us the cost of mailing our cameras away for the service to be performed. In the video below, we explore three different ways of cleaning your sensor, ranging from using only air to actually swabbing your sensor with a liquid swab.
If rubbing a moist swab across your sensor doesn’t sound like your idea of fun, you’re in luck. If done regularly, cleaning with only air will keep your sensor clean for a very long time. If, however, you frequently shoot in dusty or coastal locations, or you neglect to frequently clean your sensor, wet swabbing may be the only way to go (It’s actually pretty easy!).
Here are links to the tools used in this video:
Technique 1: Air Blower
Giottos Rocket Blaster Dust-Removal Tool
Technique 2: Dry Brushing
VisibleDust Arctic Butterfly 724
Tools: Sensor Loupe
VisibleDust Quasar Plus 7x Sensor Loupe