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02/01/2006 05:25:25 PM · #1
Some of y'all may remember the other day when I posted a shot made with an incredibly gunked-up sensor:

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Here, for comparison purposes, is how my sensor looks now that it's been Copperhilled (my first time using the process):

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Whoot!

R.
02/01/2006 05:28:04 PM · #2
Quite a difference...

What did you do to clean it? i have had a spot on my sensor for the longest time. I need to get rid of that thing.
02/01/2006 05:30:04 PM · #3
Copperhilled? can you fill me in on what this is:)
02/01/2006 05:32:52 PM · #4
Linky please??
02/01/2006 05:33:13 PM · #5
OK, since we're talking Copperhill, I got a question. I've cleaned mine 3 times with good results EXCEPT for one stubborn speck that doesn't budge. Problem is, it's near the middle.

Anybody have any ideas what to do when Copperhill fails?
02/01/2006 05:33:15 PM · #6
Copper Hill sensor cleaning kit for those that asked I think is what Bear is refering to here
go here
02/01/2006 05:37:14 PM · #7
That was it Zap, thanks. Ordered one.
02/01/2006 05:47:48 PM · #8
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

OK, since we're talking Copperhill, I got a question. I've cleaned mine 3 times with good results EXCEPT for one stubborn speck that doesn't budge. Problem is, it's near the middle.

Anybody have any ideas what to do when Copperhill fails?


Have you tried multiple cleanings during the same session? Perhaps it is a spot that needs to "soak" a bit.
02/01/2006 05:56:57 PM · #9
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

OK, since we're talking Copperhill, I got a question. I've cleaned mine 3 times with good results EXCEPT for one stubborn speck that doesn't budge. Problem is, it's near the middle.

Anybody have any ideas what to do when Copperhill fails?


Yes, zap has it right: go here

The smudgy-long gunk on mine required a bit of a "soak" to get off, on a second application. Patience is the word.

Amazing product, if a tad pricy.

R.

Message edited by author 2006-02-01 17:57:13.
02/01/2006 06:10:04 PM · #10
Maybe I am lazy or possibly very anal but I got the Sensor Swabs made by the same company. They are already assembled and sealed for one time use so there is no chance of any micro particles coming into contact with pads while you assemble them.

Sensor Swabs

They are made sized to fit your sensor. I had a "lesson" given to me on the use of these by my local Calumet photo expert.

Wet with one or two drops, swipe one side with medium force, swipe back the other way / other side with medium force. Discard
02/01/2006 06:19:33 PM · #11
I used a vacuum cleaner once, and I used a Q-Tip once...both seemed to work pretty good, luckily. I also had 90 psi of compressed air and an airgun handy just incase.
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