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Photographic Solutions Type 3 Sensor Swabs


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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)
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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: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 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.

Box Contains

12 x Sensor Swabs Type 3 (24mm)

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54 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Robert Groom TOP 100 REVIEWER on 26 Feb 2009
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 on 10 Aug 2009
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 By wisdom wise on 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 By Karl Kern on 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 By Philip Galloway on 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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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert Groom TOP 100 REVIEWER on 26 Feb 2009
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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