K-5 IIs sensor cleaning


obione

Link Posted 12/01/2013 - 11:30
..Just a thought
Would the cleaning of the K-5 IIs sensor be more complicated now it doent have a filter on the sensor...

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bettyswolloks

Link Posted 12/01/2013 - 12:12
Good question!
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johnriley

Link Posted 12/01/2013 - 12:14
I doubt that it makes any difference as I'm guessing the sensor will still be protected by the IR blocking filter.
Best regards, John

SteveEveritt

Link Posted 12/01/2013 - 12:19
An interesting question, that's why I bought an Arctic Butterfly. You don't have to touch anything as it attracts the dust with static and I figure if I keep on top of it by cleaning after every shoot I should stay relatively dust free.
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Mannesty

Link Posted 12/01/2013 - 13:07
I've had my K5 for well over a year now, nearer two years, and it's seen regular use with frequent lens changes. I've never had to clean the sensor yet.

I have the sensor cleaning option set, so it gets cleaned of non-sticky contaminants every time it's switched on.
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Last Edited by Mannesty on 12/01/2013 - 13:08

gartmore

Link Posted 12/01/2013 - 13:20
I've yet to clean the sensor of my K20d, clearly the built in system is highly effective
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cabstar

Link Posted 12/01/2013 - 14:05
I thought the k-5 mkii had a new sensor cleaner?
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 12/01/2013 - 16:20
I regularly had to clean the sensors of my K10D and K20D. I've had my K-5s for coming up to 2 years and I've never had to clean their sensors. I'm amazed really.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
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SteveEveritt

Link Posted 12/01/2013 - 18:05
That's great news Smeggy because, like me, you are a serial in the field lens changer. I know because we've had a similar thread in the past.
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PIRATE

Link Posted 12/01/2013 - 20:44
Ahoy!

How much would you expect to pay for a pro sensor clean? I happen to use 2 systems (A and K Mounts) and although I normally do my own sensor cleaning as I have both wet and dry kits, I have actually paid for a pro service from Camera Repair Workshop (CRW) who are specialists for multiple formats, but a sensor is a sensor and cleaning is the same whether you go to Calumet, LCE, the manufacturer or other agent, so if you do need a pro clean, you won't find a much nicer company and Dave (the gaffer) is a diamond geezer to boot. Currently they have a 10% off sensor cleaning offer going on (you also pay the cost of postage to/from), but the base cost of an APS-C clean (without discount) is £30.00 (nett £27.00) or £35.00 (£31.50) for full frame. For advice or information, telephone Dave on: 01908 378088.

I hope this may be useful to anyone requiring this type of service and as a repeat customer of their for sensor and lens cleaning, I can recommend them as they provided me with an exemplary service.
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PaulEvans

Link Posted 13/01/2013 - 09:16
And another K5 owner who changes lenses a lot and has never had to clean a sensor. I have the "clean at startup" option enabled and it works a treat. And I do run the "detect dust" option. And there never is any..

Paul
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 13/01/2013 - 16:55
PIRATE wrote:
Ahoy!

How much would you expect to pay for a pro sensor clean? I happen to use 2 systems (A and K Mounts) and although I normally do my own sensor cleaning as I have both wet and dry kits, I have actually paid for a pro service from Camera Repair Workshop (CRW) who are specialists for multiple formats, but a sensor is a sensor and cleaning is the same whether you go to Calumet, LCE, the manufacturer or other agent, so if you do need a pro clean, you won't find a much nicer company and Dave (the gaffer) is a diamond geezer to boot. Currently they have a 10% off sensor cleaning offer going on (you also pay the cost of postage to/from), but the base cost of an APS-C clean (without discount) is £30.00 (nett £27.00) or £35.00 (£31.50) for full frame. For advice or information, telephone Dave on: 01908 378088.

I hope this may be useful to anyone requiring this type of service and as a repeat customer of their for sensor and lens cleaning, I can recommend them as they provided me with an exemplary service.

It's ridiculously easy to clean the sensor, why would you pay someone to do it?
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
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SteveEveritt

Link Posted 13/01/2013 - 17:02
And trust A.N.Other with your precious sensor, I'd definitely take more care of it.
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johnriley

Link Posted 13/01/2013 - 17:19
Yes, I'm fairly sure that sensor cleaning is not given to the most experienced technician to do...
Best regards, John

Smeggypants

Link Posted 13/01/2013 - 21:58
"Ahhh a bit of stubborn muck ....this emery cloth should sort it!"
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283
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