After my recent trip to South Africa, my Konica Minolta Dynax 7D digital SLR camera had a significant problem with dust on the sensor (5 or 6 spots very visible on clear skies or plain surfaces). I decided to go for the Sensor Swabs from Photographic Solutions Inc.
All in all, this is a very efficient solution. However, a few things must be kept in mind (like is noticed by all users according to what appears in digital photo forums):
- Never re-use a Sensor Swab (after the 2-pass operation, it would not bring positive cleaning, but just more junk on the sensor)
- Don’t over fill it with cleaning solution (a few drops on the part far from the end of the Swab will creep by capilarity; Too much of it leads to catastrophic -but easy to correct- results)
- Press firmly (but not too much, this is a sensitive device)
- If it does not work perfectly the first time, it’s OK to try again after a few seconds
Au total, pour mon premier essai (et pour confirmer ces rÃ¨gles), j’ai dÃ» utiliser 4 Sensor Swab.