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Anyone tried "CleanSkies" brush to clean Sensor ?

Simanta Datta , Dec 18, 2005; 01:02 p.m.

I have ordered the Eclipse, Swabs and Pecpads (for lens) from FARGO Enterprise to clean my EOS 20D sensor, but could not order the visible dust brush as $80 is little too expensive..Bought a walmart brush (Bob Atkins' post).. not used yet. In the mean time, I looked in eBay and found this "CleanSkies" brush.. which seems a compromise between Walmart and Visible dust..but I have no idea how authentic it is. Google/PN search doesn't give much..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7572575291 rel="nofollow">eBay CleanSkies(TM)

Anyone used these brushes or know anything about ?

Thanks, Simanta


Ken Papai , Dec 18, 2005; 01:51 p.m.

Those brushes look pretty similar to the Visible Dust brushes. I just used a VB brush on my sensor yesterday. They work *perfectly.*

Gary Petersen , Dec 18, 2005; 02:03 p.m.

I've not had to clean mine but I'm getting ready to. I just ordered this http://www.pbase.com/copperhill/image/44509346 . Seems like a good way to go. I'll find out when I get home.

Colin D , Dec 18, 2005; 09:28 p.m.


I recently read a post on another forum written by a very long time pro photographer. His Post concerned sensor cleaning and his information had come from a canon rep. Dont use any brush or cloth on the sensor in fact dont touch it. Use a blower only.

I have a 10D that is maybe 2 years old, not once has the sensor been cleaned. I have looked closely at it a couple of times and done test shots looking for dust spots and have not had any problems with it yet. I think that maybe the sensor cleaning need is overrated.

Roger Zettler , Dec 19, 2005; 10:48 a.m.

I have to clean mine all the time at least three times a week. I am a photographer for a daily newspaper and zoom lens suck and blow as they are zoomed. Stuff gets in there even if I'm very carefull. One dust spec can be noticeable in the right location and it will be on every frame. So I know the cleaning thing is not overrated. I use a Rocket Blower (I Think a Gioto). Merry Christmas

Yinka Oyelese , Dec 24, 2005; 10:30 p.m.


Maybe you do not change lenses, in which case you may not need to clean your sensor. Mine is filthy, and it is driving me crazy. In fact spots show up on all my images, so I am getting a sensor brush!


Georgina Moles , Dec 28, 2005; 10:03 a.m.

I purchased a very soft artists 14mm synthetic brush, some distilled water for cleaning brush and a air can blower. Having blown the dry brush for about 45 seconds to introduce weak electrostic charge then I have passed it over the sensor a couple times. Not touching the sensor at all and it has worked perfectly. Having had the canon 1DS mark II for month or so the sensor was getting dusty with the frequent changing of lenses. Now it is cleaned 'spotlessly'

I am most pleased with the outcome.


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