Sensor Cleaning


CheekyChappy

Link Posted 18/11/2010 - 23:13
I have a bit of dust on my sensor of my K-x( I think ) and need to get my first sensor cleaning kit. However I am not sure which is the best option. Seems to be a lot of different opinions out there.

Do I go for the arctic butterfly - which some seem to swear by;
http://www.visibledust.com/

Do I go for this Jessops kit;
http://www.jessops.com/online.store/products/77523/show.html

Do I simply get some swabs like these;
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sensor-Swab-Type-Box-12/dp/B000BDCE1Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8...

Or something else?!
Nigel
Pentax K-x, DA18-55 lens, DA50-200 lens, Metz 48 Flash

Oggy

Link Posted 19/11/2010 - 00:09
1 vote for the Butterfly. It has served me well.

bforbes

Link Posted 19/11/2010 - 00:12
Second vote for the Butterfly. Dead easy to use and very effective
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/189482630@N03/

CheekyChappy

Link Posted 19/11/2010 - 00:27
Do you need to have some sort of viewing scope like the one that comes with the jessops kit as well? or do you make do without?
Nigel
Pentax K-x, DA18-55 lens, DA50-200 lens, Metz 48 Flash

bforbes

Link Posted 19/11/2010 - 00:32
I do without. When you use the Butterfly you clean the whole sensor, you'r not trying to pick off spots from here and there.
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/189482630@N03/

Smeggypants

Link Posted 19/11/2010 - 03:54
I use swabs and fluid. Works a treat.
[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

davem

Link Posted 19/11/2010 - 09:28
I have just started using the butterfly after struggling with the Pentax swab kit. Its the butterfly for me now, so easy and effective.

fritzthedog

Link Posted 19/11/2010 - 18:55
Both have their merits - butterfly is great so long as the dust has not welded itself in place - if it has - then swabs are the answer IMHO
No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more

CheekyChappy

Link Posted 20/11/2010 - 00:39
Thanks for all your help so far.
Nigel
Pentax K-x, DA18-55 lens, DA50-200 lens, Metz 48 Flash
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