How to clean your digital camera Lenses and Sensor: Digital Photography Gear

by Staff October 5, 2016 at 10:21 am

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  1. I have got a dust problem too and I would like to know if I can do it on my own. It is my first time doing this and I am worried to do it because I am afraid to damage my sensor.

  2. I was wondering if anyone can help. I have the Samsung galaxy Wifi Camera and I have a black spot on the sensor (or lens), however the lens is not removable? Will it never come off :/ xx

  3. Hi Marlene, 
    A few questions, would be eternally grateful if you could help me with these,

    1) Just returned from a very high altitude (snow and rain) motorbike trip and my Sony Dsc-h50 has a lot of water spots IN the front lenses. 

    2) I have tried two places (Delhi and Bangalore) btw, I am from India, to no avail. The Sony shops and service centers said to leave it for a month/did not agree on this.!!!

    3) Can I in any way open it and clean it my self without screwing it up…???

    Thanks a ton for reading this and do hope to get a reply at your earliest.
    Cheers,
    Kevin

  4. I know you made this video a while ago and there's nothing you can do about the quality of it now, but the audio peaks a lot. Assuming that you're recording this video on a DSLR you might want to turn the input for the microphone down to reduce this.

  5. Hi Marlene, I did something really silly and naive. I used a KFC wet towel then dried my sensor with a microfiber cloth. Now I get fuzzy images through my eye-piece viewer. Have I destroyed my camera? It still works fine and takes pictures. 

  6. thanks 4 this video
    i needed this info.i have one question my camara lence do not focus anymore so i have to use manuel is it perhaps because its dirty or is it perhaps something els i use it allot 

  7. Even though there may be statically charged dust on the sensor, there is also dust in the mirror chamber, and if you open the mirror and hit the entire chamber with a blast of air, you will have a dust storm on your hands. Never, never, never blast air into the sensor/mirror chamber. The static brush is the best system, especially if you get the kit with the little battery operated spinner. 

  8. That's a tough call. I didn't think it was possible to get dust on the sensor of a point and shoot unless you remove the lens. Can you remove the lens? If so, you can clean it too. Follow the same methods, air and brush. As a last resort the alcohol swabs. Good luck! And thanks for watching :)

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