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  1. #1
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    Got me some dust!

    Dang! how the hell, all is o.k. don't change lenses outside, all o.k. no problems something just don't look right, shoot some cool looking clouds and WHAT THE HELL........sand storm or what. ARRRGHH. My first dust issue, is NOT on the front element.
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    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
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    Break out the Giottos and blow its brains out! Never leave home without it.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  3. #3
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    Got to buy me a rocket or a cue ball, just got a cheap little puffer, Lets see what are friends at Ebay have....
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
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    Rockets rule

  5. #5
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    You also need to read this thread if you didn't already.

    http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44540

  6. #6
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    Thanks Peek I did follow that, man wet cleaning the sensor, makes my stomach churn just thinking about it!!
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanhoxx View Post
    Thanks Peek I did follow that, man wet cleaning the sensor, makes my stomach churn just thinking about it!!
    Sean,

    Believe me, my stomach was initially churning as the wet swab first entered the chamber of my A900. And that was after having read threads on this site and others about wet cleaning and reading the tutorial on Copper Hill's web site several times.

    Certainly, it is not a job to take lightly. But, alas I had used the rocket blaster to about its limits. I also, very carefully, followed various instructions for use of the compressed air canisters ... again not a thing to be taken lightly because if used incorrecly it could freeze the sensor.

    After several goes at it ... being a pansy at first and barely applying any pressure whatsoever ... and getting a bit more assertive with confidence and practice ... I am a fan. In fact, I feel more comfortable rocket blasting followed by a wet swabbing than I do pulling out the compressed air canister even though there are reports that each of the major manufacturer's techs use it all the time to clean sensors. None the less, I approach each wet sensor cleaning very cautiously ... like a surgeon ... keep a clean working area, giving a couple good air blasts with the rocket, using the utmost care to view the sensor through a magnifying glass to spot any remaining big chunks and air blast again to see if they will dislodge. Then I pull out the wet swabs. And, since they run about 4-cents each vs. the cost of a new sensor, I use quite a few. I'd much rather toss a 4-cent pec pad if I accidentally touched the cleaning area with my hand or to the side wall of the camera, etc., and start over with a clean pad.

    But overall, I have been quite happy with the process.
    Darin Wessel
    α 900
    Zooms: Tamron SP AF70-200mm f2.8 Di LD Macro; Sigma 28-90mm D macro, Konica-Minolta 18-70 f3.5-5.6
    Primes: Minolta 28mm f2.8; Sony 50mm f1.4
    Minolta RC-1000 remote commander

    Film:
    Calumet Cambo CC400 4x5 View Camera
    YashikaMat 6x6 TLR (other accessories)
    Minolta Maxxum 7000 w/ Minolta 35-80mm f/4-5.6 & Minolta 2800 flash
    Minolta Maxxum 5000i & Vivitar 728 AFM flash
    What's next???

  8. #8
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    Sean, it's a doddle, a real low tech solution.
    I did it with a bit of cardboard, E2 and a Pec Pad as recommended.
    Just make sure you use the E2 cleaning solution which is preferred for Tin Oxide coated sensors.

  9. #9
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    I am awaiting my rocket blower, should be here Friday, going to use it on the lens, test a image, and hope it was really on the lens after all!! then air blow the sensor and test again, then time to get wet, hope we don't go that far.
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
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  10. #10
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    You will (have to , that is). When you change a lens you get dust inside.
    With film you wind on and it's gone. A sensor sits there gathering it up. That's progress.

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