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Anybody Ever Used Dust-Aid???
Old 11-19-2007, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi folks....I bought a product called Dust-Aid last week and was just wondering if any of you guys have ever used it to clean your sensor. I haven't used it yet but it looks like it would do a nice job.

I also picked up a sensor loupe that is amazing...see it here. You remove your lens, place this right where your lens was, turn on the little L.E.D. lights and you'll see any dust on your sensor. That little device along with a blower and your set to go. I've used it a couple of times and it works beautifully. Just thought I'd share
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Re: Anybody Ever Used Dust-Aid???
Old 11-19-2007, 01:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I also picked up a sensor loupe that is amazing...see it here.
Can't. "tinyurl.com/2dl77n 500 - Internal Server Error" Since you didn't tell us the product name or give us anything to go on, we can't find it for ourselves. Tiny URL sucks when it breaks and you don't have any other clues. Please just provide direct links.
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Re: Anybody Ever Used Dust-Aid???
Old 11-19-2007, 02:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can't. "tinyurl.com/2dl77n 500 - Internal Server Error" Since you didn't tell us the product name or give us anything to go on, we can't find it for ourselves. Tiny URL sucks when it breaks and you don't have any other clues. Please just provide direct links.
I've never had Tiny URL break before - I guess there's a first time for everything.
Here's the direct link: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...sor_Loupe.html

The product is called VisibleDust Sensor Loupe (just in case this link breaks as well)
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Re: Anybody Ever Used Dust-Aid???
Old 11-19-2007, 03:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've had problems with the tinyurl type systems from time to time, but they work 99% of the time. Normally you never need to use tinyurl type links on Glamour 1 since the links are embedded directly into the code and thus can't break apart as they often do in emails. However, for providing a link to be inserted in an email, the tinyurl type links are definitely the best way to go. Nevertheless, I usually provide both in the email as well as specific text for search engine use.

A few years ago, I got tired of giving free traffic to the tinyurl type systems, so I implemented my own "tinyurl" type system. Anyone with a website can do the short links themselves. If there is any interest in this idea, then we could start a thread in the tech system to discuss it.

As for the Loupe system, they work pretty well, but $70 is a quite a bit for something that you can check very easily by just taking an appropriate photo and examining it on your computer screen.

I've only had to clean one sensor screen in over 5 years of using digital SLRs (Canon 10D, 20D etc). I talked to other who had spent several hundred dollars on different solutions. I opted for the easiest solution that seem to work 100% of the time. I took it to my local camera store and for $50 they cleaned it. Each cleaning pass they would show me a resulting photo and we carefully examined for dust spots. After several passes we got a 100% white photo with no spots. Its been 6 months since that and no spots have returned.

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Re: Anybody Ever Used Dust-Aid???
Old 11-19-2007, 05:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This is the sensor loupe I talked about in my post from a couple days ago. It makes all the difference.

Used the Dust-Aid yet? I'd like to know how that works out for you.

BTW, the thing with just using a blower is that much of the time the dust is still in your camera - just not on the sensor (at the moment).

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I've never had Tiny URL break before - I guess there's a first time for everything.
I just accidentally stumbled across this article a few moments ago:

TinyURL Outage Illustrates the Service's Risks

It seems a few people have been inconvenienced today.
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