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More sensor cleaning.
This time 3 swab$.
Also had to use Visibledust brush.

Used "Smear Away" as well as the regular sensor cleansers.

AutoLevels {in PS} will really show up the spots with a white background.

Finally though, the sensor is 100% clean.
NONE of those little annoying spots.

I wanted to see if it was possible to remove everything. {this time}

You would think that a swab would do it the first or second time.
Not necessarily, the brush does it's part also.
{I think each deals with different types of dirt ?}
Or dirt is re-introduced after putting lens back on.
Also cleaned the chamber before starting with "Chamber Clean"...

Patience is the only solution and I hate doing this.

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cbeauche From: cbeauche Date: November 14th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
you can't use professional services from a camera store?
barriemacleod From: barriemacleod Date: November 14th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I saw exactly how they do it.
No better and probably worse than me.
Plus I'm heavily invested in cleaners and swaps etc...

barriemacleod From: barriemacleod Date: November 16th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just read this on their site: {ie: the second cleaning.. weird why it would be required but that's what I had to do also...}

How can I tell if the contamination is dust or a stain?

Dust particles will come in many shapes and sizes such as specks and fibers. Stains will usually look fairly round and uniform, and sometimes cast a distinctive halo around the edges. Sometimes it is hard to differentiate between the two so the best course of action is to perform a dry cleaning. Best case scenario: clean, then you are finished. Worst case scenario: a smear is caused, a wet cleaning will need to be performed, followed by another dry cleaning (followed by cleaning your bristles).

cbeauche From: cbeauche Date: November 16th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think the wet cleaning can leave traces of fluid, which the dry cleaning will clear.
barriemacleod From: barriemacleod Date: November 18th, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
The fluid evaporates quite quickly but maybe that's what happens ?

Yeah, I sat in on a little session at PhotoService, watched and asked questions. Hmm, no one can do it better than yourself but you have to be prepared to use more than 1 swab :)
jadex3 From: jadex3 Date: November 14th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bah, if clients complain about dust spots, just say they're ghosts! ;)

barriemacleod From: barriemacleod Date: November 16th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I guess it could be a type of a copyright pattern ?
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