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Photographic Solutions Type 3 Sensor Swabs

by Photographic Solutions
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
RRP: 41.50
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  • Guaranteed Safe
  • Clean Room Manufactured and Individually Sealed Swabs
  • Must only be used with Eclipse Cleaning Optical Cleaner (Available separately)
  • Highly effective Sensor Swabs to wet clean your camera's sensor
  • Made in the USA

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Photographic Solutions Type 3 Sensor Swabs + Photographic Solutions Eclipse Lens and CCD Cleaning Fluid + Photographic Solutions 10x10cm Pec Pad (Pack of 100)
Price For All Three: 55.80

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Product details

  • Item Weight: 54 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: PS0230
  • ASIN: B0029WUKVG
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 22 Sep 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

Sensor Swabs are designed for cleaning digital sensors and other delicate or hard to reach optical and imaging surfaces. Clean room manufactured and sealed, these swabs are the ultimate in purity. Caution: Only Eclipse Optical Cleaner may be used to clean traditional CCD or CMOS sensors. No other chemicals are recommended.

Product Description

Probably the easiest, fastest and safest sensor cleaning product available today. New from Photographic Solutions-Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse. Sensor Swabs are designed for cleaning CCD/CMOS chips and other delicate or hard to reach optical and imaging surfaces. Clean room manufactured and sealed, these swabs are the ultimate in purity. Sensor Swab Plus is pre-moistened with Eclipse Cleaning Fluid. In use simply tear open the pack, remove the swab and clean the sensor. It's as simple as 'One and Done'. Travel safe, Sensor Swab Plus removes the need to carry liquids or manually moisten the swab. It's the ultimate is convenience and an essential travel accessory for the digital SLR photographer. As with regular Sensor Swabs, Sensor Swab Plus comes with Photographic Solutions unique safety guarantee.
 
Features:
Type 1 Swab (20mm) suitable for Canon EOS 1D Mk 1/2 Fuji S1/S2/S3/S5, Sigma, Leica
Type 2 Swab (17mm) suitable for Canon EOS 30D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, Nikon D50, D70, D100, D1H, D2H, D2Hs, D1X, Olympus E1, E300, E330, E400, Pentax *ist D/DL/DS, K100/K110.
Type 3 Swab (24mm) suitable for Canon EOS 1D Mk1/2/3/4, 5D Mk 1/2, Contax N-Digital, Kodak DCS SLRc/SLRn, 14n, Nikon D3/D3s, D3X, D700, Sony A900, A850
 
Also Available:
Photo Solutions Sensor Cleaning Swabs Type 1 Pack 100 (PS0210 100) (571458)
Photo Solutions Sensor Cleaning Swabs Type 2 Pack 100 (PS0220 100) (571465)
Photo Solutions Sensor Cleaning Swabs Type 3 Pack 100 (PS0230 100) (571472)
Photo Solutions Sensor Cleaning Swab Plus Type 1 Pack of 4 (PS0410 4) (135517)
Photo Solutions Sensor Cleaning Swab Plus Type 2 Pack of 4 (PS0420 4) (135616)
Photo Solutions Sensor Cleaning Swab Plus Type 3 Pack of 4 (PS0430 4) (135715)
Photo Solutions Sensor Cleaning Swabs Type 1 Pack 12 (PS0210

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars They Work 26 Feb 2009
By Robert Groom TOP 100 REVIEWER
Please note - I tried the size 2 swabs, but the technology is exactly the same. Since there are no other reviews (so far) I though it might be helpful if I related my experience.

I went a bit mad after doing weeks of research on the web about the various cleaning devices available, and bought a handful of different products, all recommended on various forums, all of which I have tried, so have some way to compare them.

I have a Nikon D300, and being an inquisitive type (always dangerous), and one who changes lenses quite a bit, I decided it was probably due for a sensor dusting. I'd taken a defocussed blue sky picture at f22, and there were two or three noticeable specks on there. Following guidance in the manual, I got my blower and gave the sensor a good few strong puffs to try to remove them. Unfortunately this had the opposite effect, and I ended up with rather more dust on the sensor than before. Presumably blown in off the sides of the mirror box.

I have a VisibleDust Sensor Loupe made by the same company as the Arctic Butterfly, and was able to clearly pick out the dust with it. The loupe is an excellent product, by the way, even if the brush isn't. But we'll get to that.

So, having tried several times to get rid of the dust with the blower and failing miserably, it was time for plan B - the Arctic Butterfly 724. Of all the methods at my disposal, I figured it was the least potentially damaging to the sensor. I followed the instructions to the letter and brushed over the sensor once, twice, several times - each time giving it a twirl in between to re-charge it with static and remove adhered dust particles from its filaments. It did move the dust around a little bit, but it had almost zero effect in removing it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By Mark P. VINE VOICE
Upon reading the instructions for the first time, you could be excused for being a bit nervous. In effect, you're dragging the sensor swab (moistened with cleaning fluid) across the sensor - so theoretically there is a risk that you could scratch or gouge the sensor... which obviously wouldn't be good.

Having used these a number of times, I'm almost worried that I'm getting blasé - they're actually really, really easy to use and give an excellent result.

I had some pretty horrific dust blobs (including dust, a nasty smear of something, and what appeared to be a small fibre almost like an eyelash) that were affecting my pictures at all aperture ranges (f/1.4 through to f/22) due to the use of a push-pull zoom lens whilst on holiday.
It took two swabs (use one once and discard) and my sensor was back to being pristine. I also made use of one of the used swabs and gently cleaned the mirror, focussing screen and eyepiece - not really what the swabs were for, but while I was there...

These swabs are designed for full-frame sensors, and I can attest that they work perfectly for the Canon 5D; I used them with the Photographic Solutions "Eclipse E2" fluid which was recommended by the PS website.

Not sure why you'd have to be over 18 to use these - they're not sharp, and they don't come with any cleaning fluid that could potentially be abused. Weird.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good but over priced 14 Jan 2013
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These swabs are very good, each is individually sealed, so that you know nothing should be on them when you go to use them. BUT they are very expensive for what they are: a piece of linen on a small plastic stick, held together by a tiny elastic band. They arrived promptly and securely.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They do want they should do. 28 Dec 2012
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Cleaning the sensor. Easy to use and effective.
They removed dust from snesor with no problems just use sensor swab liquid with these swabs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good product, Poor price. 21 May 2013
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These swabs are the best way to keep your camera sensor clear of dust and other marks. The price charged for these use once, throw away is extortionate. Not Amazons fault, just the price from their makers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 3 July 2014
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Very Good Superb Item. I am happy. Thank you
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5.0 out of 5 stars So easy! 11 Feb 2014
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I first contacted a local camera repair shop to have my sensor cleaned and they quoted 100 for two of my SLRs...

So I took the chance and got hold of these with the fluid at half the price.
Was so easy!

Followed the instructions on the box which simple say add a few drops to a swab and firmly wipe over the sensor then back over it in the other direction.

Don't be afraid to press it FIRMLY as that will help get the dust off. (won't damage your sensor)
Fluid dries instantly.

I did have to do it a few times to get it totally clean, but I did also use the same swab (even though it says not to) - Save money and reuse it. I used the same one on my other camera and now both cameras sensors are like new!

Worth the purchase, and you have plenty of swabs for future use as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 24 Dec 2013
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I used to be scared to even look at the sensor, now it turns out that cleaning it is no big deal.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good - a classic
Used it on my dusty D600 sensor.... yep... I'm one of those

Its the only one with some kind of guarantee that it does't scratch the sensor (together with the regular... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Rui Maia
3.0 out of 5 stars why so very expensive?
I have on idea why this product is so expensive. At most its worth about 7.50+ pp. The swabs work ok, along with eclipse fluid as far as I can tell. Read more
Published 15 months ago by andrew sardeman
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good!
Everything as expected, will buy again.. I give five stars for going beyond expectations and problem solving, here no problem.
Published 20 months ago by NIKD3
1.0 out of 5 stars Leaves residue
I purchased these for my new camera which had some oil spots start to appear on the sensor (a common problem it seems). Read more
Published 23 months ago by MarkL
1.0 out of 5 stars Utterly useless.
In the past I have always used visible dust products for sensor cleaning and have been quite happy with their performance. Read more
Published on 4 July 2012 by Rob
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Brilliant...
Although the price was good and the delivery fast, the quality of these swabs is poor. Quite 'papery' in texture they failed to do much other than move the dust around the sensor... Read more
Published on 9 Jun 2012 by J. Watson
1.0 out of 5 stars An excellent ripoff
Workes fine - massive ripoff but no real alternatives out there for safely cleaning delicate/expensive sensors that I can see - for the moment. Read more
Published on 23 Oct 2011 by Brian
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