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#1 abowie

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 02:43 AM

I have dust on my D100's CCD.

Is anyone out there using the PecPad/methanol approach as per http://www.pbase.com/image/15473243 ?
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Posted 14 April 2004 - 01:25 PM

Here is what Tom Hogan has to say about Cleaning CCD
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Posted 14 April 2004 - 01:32 PM

Andrew,

I've cleaned my 10D Cmos with that method....it works great.

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 04:00 PM

I also use the pbase/PecPad approach, but use the instructions provided by Fuji for opening and closing the shutter on my S2. No dust bunnies noticeable on any photos so far. I clean the sensor every other week.
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Posted 14 April 2004 - 08:57 PM

I read a similar article on cleaning my Fuji S2 Pro using methanol and Pec Pads.

Who makes Pec Pads and where can you buy them ?

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 10:09 PM

Ecclipse fluid and sensor swabs seems most popular, at least in canon circles. Don't know about Nikon, it may of course melt your CCD.

I just use the "Jumbo Blower Brush". It's what the local WA pro shop recommend, they seemed scared when I asked to buy ecclipse and told me not to do it - so I've sort of wimped out myself.

I wouldn't think you'd see much dust on U/W photos? I only see it on light colored skies at small apertures.

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 10:49 PM

Marc,

Check out this link for sources of PecPads. Scroll down the page and you'll see some blue hyperlinks for various countries that have dealers.

http://www.pbase.com/image/11442097

I got mine from a company in Vallejo, California. I think for $8/pack, which holds 50 or so sheets.
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Posted 15 April 2004 - 04:01 AM

Ecclipse fluid and sensor swabs seems most popular, at least in canon circles.  Don't know about Nikon, it may of course melt your CCD.

I just use the "Jumbo Blower Brush".  It's what the local WA pro shop recommend, they seemed scared when I asked to buy ecclipse and told me not to do it - so I've sort of wimped out myself.

I wouldn't think you'd see much dust on U/W photos?  I only see it on light colored skies at small apertures.


from the nice people at Nulab in Sydney:

Please find pricing listed below.

Pec Pads 4x4" - 100 sh - $19.25
4x4" - 1200 sh - $179.30
9x9" - 100 sh - $19.25
Eclipse 2oz cleaner - $22.00

Shipping is available within Australia @ $10.00 per parcel.
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Posted 18 June 2004 - 11:11 AM

I have both the D70 and the S2 and have cleaned both with the pecpads and methanol. I did have to trim my Walmart spatula about 1mm more with sharp scissors but both are just as easy to clean. Just make sure you have a full battery in the D70 if you don't have the optional AC adapter. With the S2 I always used the AC adapter. Once you have done it once it just takes a matter of seconds to do it. I clean it before I go on a trip and leave the methanol at home because of the volatility of it and I don't want it confiscated by the airport people.
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