sensor cleaning question

Rick Womer rickpics14 at
Thu Sep 3 20:36:36 EDT 2020

I have a blower bulb, which works well for most things.

Not long after I got my istD, some grunge appeared that couldn’t be blown off. I ordered a packet of lollipops. I wasn’t favorably impressed.

So I ordered some Sensor Swabs from B&H, which came with a small vial of cleaning fluid (one puts a drop of the fluid on the swab, not directly on the sensor). They worked very well. I still have one swab left from that original package of five, and a few drops of the fluid.

Looking at B&H, they now come in a wide variety of sizes and types. Things keep getting more complicated in life.



> On Sep 3, 2020, at 5:05 PM, John <jsessoms002 at> wrote:
> On 9/3/2020 15:57:41, Henk Terhell wrote:
>> There is still availabe a Pentax sensor cleaning kit from Amazon.
>> Does anybody use this for K-1 which has no low-pass filter, or is that of no concern in sensor cleaning?
>> In the past I used to go to the shop to have my sensor cleaned. However, the Pentax kit looks rather easy and safe to use.
>> Henk
> I've never actually cleaned the sensor on my cameras. If it needs cleaning I'll hand it off to the guy who's at Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend.
> Or take it back to the local Pentax dealer and have them do it.
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