The time will inevitably come when any photographer who uses an interchangeable lens camera will begin to see dust spots on their images. The more often we change lenses, the more likely we will encounter these perfectly safe, but somewhat pesky dirt and dust spots. It is at that time when most of us embark on a journey to discover all about camera sensor cleaning, and how best to go about it. Fear not, as this simple step-by-step guide will show you how to safely clean your own camera sensor. You’ll also learn which camera cleaning tools are needed to get the job done quickly and effectively, so you needn’t worry about dust spots again.
Firstly, you’ll need to know the size of your camera sensor, which will be a Micro Four Thirds (MFT), Crop sensor, Full Frame or Medium Format sensor. Once you’ve established this, you can either get a compatible camera sensor cleaning kit, or buy the individual components separately. In order to keep your sensor spick and span for years to come, we recommend the following items are always in your kit:
Crop sized camera sensor exposed for cleaning
Follow our simple step-by-step guide, which describes how to clean dirt and dust from a camera sensor, restoring it to its original, dust-free condition.
That’s it! You now know how to clean a mirrorless camera sensor, or a DSLR – it really is that simple. The proof is in the pudding and you’ll be rewarded with beautiful, dust-free images when you next head out on a shoot.
Light passes through lens to hit the sensor
Cleaning a sensor can be intimidating for some of our customers, while others are simply too busy or may be working photography professionals who need the job done efficiently on their behalf. If that sounds like you, you’ll be pleased to hear that we do offer a professional sensor cleaning service, carried out by our highly experienced staff in London and Sussex. We offer a variety of services covering every sensor size and camera type, including a same day service, for anyone who need their equipment back quickly.
It can be beneficial to use a professional service as our technicians understand how important your camera is to you. Every job is meticulously carried out and negates the chance of any accidental damage, which might occur if performed at home. We always follow best practice, using the best camera cleaning equipment at our disposal, and are able to clean even the dirtiest of sensors.
It’s essential to have a clean camera sensor in order for you achieve crystal clear, dust-free images from your investment. Any time spent removing dust spots during post processing can be quite frustrating and becomes unnecessary when a camera is maintained as required. The process is relatively straightforward and the cleaning equipment you need is extremely cost-effective in the long run.
While many customers are happy to perform their own maintenance, others prefer to use our sensor cleaning service for extra peace of mind, knowing the job will be done efficiently and professionally by highly experienced staff. Whichever route you decide to take, we know that you’ll be thrilled with the results your newly cleaned camera captures!
*This article is meant for information purposes only. Park Cameras takes no responsibility for any damage that may be incurred to a camera during the course of following this guide.
By Park Cameras on 10/12/2021
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