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I still can't believe the mess these little beauties cleaned up.
on 19 August 2014
I purchased these pads as I had made a complete mess of my Sony a77 sensor and translucent mirror. I foolishly tried to remove a large dust spot with a blower brush and made a complete mess. My test shot showed about 50 spots with thick bright streaks running across the image, my heart sank. I was sure I had caused irreparable damage to the sensor and translucent mirror, it looked horrific! I kid you not, you would have cringed at the sight and asked me what the hell was I thinking. Anyway, I purchased this kit along with a hurricane blower as I had read reviews stating that the pads would more than likely leave fibres on the sensor after completing the procedure. I would advise everyone to get a decent blower to use alongside these pads as you may end up very disappointed otherwise. It took a few attempts to get a result (not surprisingly) and I used 8 of the 10 pads in conjunction with the blower on both the translucent mirror and sensor and I am completely over the moon. I took a flash shot at f25 against a white wall and was absolutely amazed at what had been achieved, the shot was completely clear. Honestly! don't be afraid to attempt this DIY option because if this ham fisted idiot can do it, anyone can. It's also worth noting that you are not directly cleaning the sensor it's protective glass shield which is quite resilient and a reasonable amount of pressure can be applied. You won't clean a mucky sensor by just tickling it!