cleaned my sensor

This is a discussion on cleaned my sensor within the Camera Handling and Caring forums, part of the Photography Tips category; well, i cleaned the sensor of my canon rebel EOS film camera for the first time...ever, and it made a HUGE difference.... i looked on ...


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    well, i cleaned the sensor of my canon rebel EOS film camera for the first time...ever, and it made a HUGE difference.... i looked on the forum before i did it [i search around before i REALLY get into it] so thanks for that post =]


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    I had a huge piece of dust on my sensor that was showing up in all of my pictures. I read the other posts on here but still was not confident that I could clean it myself. I took it to my local camera store 2 days ago and the guy at the counter was great. He showed me exactly how to clean it and what settings the camera should be on. Now I know I can take care of it on my own in the future.
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    I just bought some swabs to clean mine, but I haven't done it yet. Wish me luck!
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    I had a huge piece of dust on my sensor that was showing up in all of my pictures. I read the other posts on here but still was not confident that I could clean it myself. I took it to my local camera store 2 days ago and the guy at the counter was great. He showed me exactly how to clean it and what settings the camera should be on. Now I know I can take care of it on my own in the future.
    Let's hear it for the local camera store!


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    I am using Canon 450. Photos are losing details because of lens dust.
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    I use those baby booger blowers, like this:

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    It's good that you took the camera to a local store. Cleaning the sensor isn't "hard" once you know how to do it. But if you don't know how to do it and use the wrong approach, the potential for damage is high.

    Half the time a photo store will do it while you wait and they won't charge you for it. But even if they do charge you for it, it's money well-spent if they show you how to do it properly.
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