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rprii
10-12-2006, 08:11 AM
Well, it has finally happened . . . have some dust on the CCD of my *istDS that just using a blower will not remove. Local shops want around $65 to clean. I have looked at several kits . . . any thoughts/experiences on the best way to go would be appreciated.
Thanks, Paul

WightWalker
10-13-2006, 03:09 PM
I don't speak from experience as I've yet to encounter dusk that a puffer blower doesn't remove - but it surely must only be a matter of time.

I've read this in other forums & pass it on for what it's worth:

http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com/index.html

http://www.micro-tools.com/Merchant2/e_dcc.htm

https://www.micro-tools.com/store/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=DIGI-KIT4-F

KAFman
10-15-2006, 02:44 AM
I have a link to an article about sensor and lenses cleaning on my site (see signature)

WightWalker
10-16-2006, 02:08 AM
I have a link to an article about sensor and lenses cleaning on my site (see signature)

Well, if it's there, it's well hidden - why not simply provide a link to it. :confused:

KAFman
10-16-2006, 04:14 AM
Well, if it's there, it's well hidden - why not simply provide a link to it. :confused:

Sorry.

http://ok1000.blogspot.com/2006/09/camera-dust-removal-and-sensor.html

mathetes
10-16-2006, 10:40 AM
Sorry.

http://ok1000.blogspot.com/2006/09/camera-dust-removal-and-sensor.html

It's not altogether clear to me what the relationship is (if any) between ok1000's blog and the PentaxLife site. Both look good, and I've added them both to my IE Favorites list for revisiting ... just curious.

By the way, I stumbled across a worshipful review of Pentax's LX model on the ok1000 site ... as it happens, I have two LX bodies, one I inherited from my father, the other I purchased on eBay. Now that I've gone digital, I'm getting set to sell at least one of them on eBay. They're both in good condition, both have been serviced in one of New York City's finer professional camera repair shops. BUT one of them does suffer from the notorious sticky mirror problem ... nevertheless, collectors might well be interested....