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    What is the best stuff for cleaning a Canon 50D flourite sensor?

    I think it's flourine or whatever the teflon idea is called; but I've got some dust and I think was on it from new. So since the seller isn't interested in fixing it free of charge under a so called 5 year warranty I suppose I had better do it.

    I've seen one product claiming to do the job on these sensors (dust aid), I want to know if lenspen sensorklear can safely do it. cheers

    Or any suggestions as to products?

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    Re: What is the best stuff for cleaning a Canon 50D flourite sensor?

    I use a lenspen on my 50D with no issues.Have been using lenpens for 7 years.I used to be into astronomy and used the pens on eyepieces before I got into cameras.
    Never had any problems with scratches.
    Have to be careful that there isn't any loose dust on the sensor before using the pen.I blow off the sensor with a Rocket Blower first.

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    Re: What is the best stuff for cleaning a Canon 50D flourite sensor?

    Cheers Jim, do you have to clean outside the gold band or does this define the edge?

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    Re: What is the best stuff for cleaning a Canon 50D flourite sensor?

    I clean the entire surface of the sensor filter.

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    Re: What is the best stuff for cleaning a Canon 50D flourite sensor?

    Cheers can't hurt can it.

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    Re: What is the best stuff for cleaning a Canon 50D flourite sensor?

    Here's a site that addresses most of the sensor cleaning products.
    http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com/methods.html

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    Steve,

    I use Greenclean (it's on Jim's link) I have both the sucker can (it hoovers the dust off) and the wet/dry swabs. It works OK, but it's not cheap. You can get it from Warehouse Express here http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-...sors-/p1015783

    Having said that...I had problems with my second-hand 5D. I tried the Greenclean on it and I couldn't shift it, so I ended up sending it away last month. Cost me 40, but they got it clean. Your camera is new so it should only be light dust, unless you have exposed it to anything yucky! (insert yucky smilie here)
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    Re: What is the best stuff for cleaning a Canon 50D flourite sensor?

    Cheers Jim

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    Re: What is the best stuff for cleaning a Canon 50D flourite sensor?

    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    Steve,

    I use Greenclean (it's on Jim's link) I have both the sucker can (it hoovers the dust off) and the wet/dry swabs. It works OK, but it's not cheap. You can get it from Warehouse Express here http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-...sors-/p1015783

    Having said that...I had problems with my second-hand 5D. I tried the Greenclean on it and I couldn't shift it, so I ended up sending it away last month. Cost me 40, but they got it clean. Your camera is new so it should only be light dust, unless you have exposed it to anything yucky! (insert yucky smilie here)
    I've only been testing it up until now and have only done 130 shots and two lens changes very carefully so I'm sure it was already dirty, my 10D did around 5000 before it got dirty. I would prefer to do it myself since I use prime lenses and these need to be changed, but on this occasion maybe the seller should be offering to clean it for free. cheers Rob.
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 21st May 2010 at 07:52 PM.

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    Re: What is the best stuff for cleaning a Canon 50D flourite sensor?

    I start with a rocket blower - use an arctic butterfly next - and then a lens pen under a loupe

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ima...502394&s=photo

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    Re: What is the best stuff for cleaning a Canon 50D flourite sensor?

    Cheers I bought a new lenspen sensorklear from jessops but inside the cap the sponge is white and others I bought were black; is this a duff lenspen?

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    Re: What is the best stuff for cleaning a Canon 50D flourite sensor?

    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    Cheers I bought a new lenspen sensorklear from jessops but inside the cap the sponge is white and others I bought were black; is this a duff lenspen?
    I thought that the cap was supposed to perform some kind of cleaning function (by twisting it) (I never did get around to completely reading the instructions!). If in doubt, why not just pop them an eMail?

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    Re: What is the best stuff for cleaning a Canon 50D flourite sensor?

    I've sent them an email but their website indicates a lot of fakes on the market. Carbon is black last time I looked but the inside of this cap is white, lots of white bits a bit like talcum powder.

    Got this from the high st Well at least the dust is disappearing by itself, down to one spot now.

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    Re: What is the best stuff for cleaning a Canon 50D flourite sensor?

    What I'd personally like to see is a disposable version of the lenspen.

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    Re: What is the best stuff for cleaning a Canon 50D flourite sensor?

    According to Lenspen they have stopped putting carbon in the cap of sensorklear due to joint testing by them and Canon. Is it just a felt tip then.

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