This is our first video tutorial that we are posting on our blog about how to clean your DSLR camera sensor and keep your camera gear clean. Please keep in mind that we shot this video last night and I did not have any time to edit the video or add sample images to the video. I will make sure to post pictures of the process along with plenty of text describing it later this week, for those who have low bandwidth Internet or do not understand my English (which is not even my second language, btw). I had to split up the video into three parts, because Youtube does not allow more than 15 minutes in one video.
I hope you find it educational and I hope your questions regarding cleaning the camera sensor are answered. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments section below!
Here are the products mentioned in the video:
- Giottos Rocket Air Blower (Large) – $9.99
- Visible Dust Magic Cleaner Microfiber Cloth – $7.95
- Visible Dust Sensor Clean Solution – $35.90
- Visible Dust Vswab 1.0x (for full frame cameras like D700/D3s/D3x) – $39.95
- Visible Dust Vswab 1.5-1.6x (for cropped sensor cameras like D5000/D90/D300s) – $32.95
- Visible Dust Sensor Loupe – $86.24
- Visible Dust Chamber Clean – $29.95
- Visible Dust Arctic Butterfly Pro Kit – $134.95
A cleaning kit with sensor swabs + liquid in one pack is also available from Visible Dust.
You can find cheaper alternatives to microfiber cloth, sensor loupe and brushes online at B&H, Adorama or other camera stores. I would not recommend alternative products to the Visible Dust sensor swabs and sensor clean, unless you know what you are doing. Like I said in the video, I personally use the cheaper method to clean the DSLR sensor (which I will cover in a different video later), but it is a lot more complicated and can lead to more dust if not done properly.
Here is an article on how to wet clean DSLR sensor in less than 5 minutes.