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Re: Sensor cleaning .. I did it!!
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2013, 03:45:27 AM »
I only cleaned the A700 sensor for the first time a few months back.  I had been huffing and puffing like the big bad wolf but could not get the pesky spots off so watched friend do his and then plucked up the courage ( knowing that the A77 or A99 was on Santa's list anyway in case of disaster :grin:)  ...john
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Re: Sensor cleaning .. I did it!!
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2013, 10:53:40 AM »
I have actually cleaned the mirror on my a65 as well, just remember that the mirror and sensor are very delicate .. it is not like cleaning your bathroom mirror.

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Re: Sensor cleaning .. I did it!!
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2013, 10:25:47 AM »
Do you clean the SLT sensor any differently from the one in the A700?  I gather the mirror is meant to be more delicate in an SLT, and that care needs to be taken in cleaning it.  Did you find that?

I don't currently have any dust bunnies on my A77's sensor, but the camera's very underused at the moment. I bought it in August and it still has less than 1000 activations  :-(

Just make sure you dont touch the mirror
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Re: Sensor cleaning .. I did it!!
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2013, 10:30:16 AM »
REX ;) "My friend Clive we have telepathy" ;)

Thanks Gordon, I needed a boost. I've talked about doing this for a while and just had to do it.

Bluebear said. "I gather the mirror is meant to be more delicate in an SLT, and that care needs to be taken in cleaning it.  Did you find that?" Ah, I never cleaned the mirror (other than a few gentle blasts from the digi-blower), but was thinking it maybe had to be done with the swab. I tried to clean the sensor with a blower and it never got the bad pieces, so I was thinking the mirror was the source. It seems not. I have cleaned the mirror with a blower and watch a video about it. It seems stronger that we are led to believe..it actually temporarily bends when the air blast hits it.

Anyway, you just manually flip up the mirror (there is a latch) and the sensor is exposed.

So after three DSLRs, I did this deed. Seems painless. I was not happy about having to touch the sensor. Guess I should do he A700 now. ;)

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I was taken through the process with a qualified technician. He told me to avoid touching the mirror. Best thing he had me do was buy a senor loupe for looking for dust. I bought a Quasar 7x Sensor Loupe
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