When was the last time you cleaned your sensor? Even with weather-sealed equipment, dust particles can eventually make their way inside your camera. Peter McKinnon runs through how to clean the sensor and lenses in this 13-minute video.
The tools McKinnon uses are:
- VisibleDust Camera Sensor Loupe
- VisibleDust Sensor Swabs (make sure your sensor size matches)
- VisibleDust Sensor Cleaner Kit
- Rocket Blower Tool
- Zeiss Lens Care Kit
McKinnon notes that you should only clean your sensor if you really have to, as you want to expose it as infrequently as possible. If you’ve started noticing dust spots in your images regardless of which lens you’re using, then it’s a good time to clean it up!
You may think to reach for the compressed air, which you might have lying around to use for cleaning out gunky computer keyboards. The problem with compressed air is that it can push dirt and grime further into the camera. Instead, McKinnon recommends the rocket blower.
Source: How to Clean Your Camera Sensor