Post by Timetraveller on Dec 3, 2007 8:23:26 GMT -5
Hey all, Not sure if this is right place to post, but I was hoping some of you might have an answer for me. I'll be staying Stockholm, Sweden for a few days this week and I really need to get my digital SLR cameras sensor cleaned.
Does anyone know where I could get this done in Stockholm and for how much? Do the general photo/camera stores do it, or is it only done in some camera maintenance places?
Anna, Sensor cleaning must be done very carefully, in order to avoid damaging the Sensor assembly. This is probably best done by a Technician or other trained person, but IMO can be done by Camera users if they are very careful and follow instructions. I've been using a Sensor clean product from a company called Visible Dust, and so far their products have worked well.
The Visible Dust system consists of two components - the Sensor Clean swabs and a liquid cleaner. The Sensor Clean swabs are supplied in different widths to match the size of the Sensors in various Cameras, so it's important to buy the correct model for your Camera (what model dSLR are you using?). On my last cleaning, I had to use two swabs to clean the Sensor properly.
According to the web site, Visible Dust has a couple of dealers in Sweden:
Company: A&T Phototech Address: Box 34078 City: Stockholm Country: Sweden Postal: S - 100 26 Telephone: +0046-8-582-46086 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.atphototech.se
Company: FotoVideo Stockholm Address: Herkulesgatan 11 City: Stockholm Country: Sweden Postal: 111 52 Telephone: 08 789 45 00 email: email@example.com Website: www.fotovideo.se
I couldn't tell if these were distributors (selling only to Camera shops and other retailers) or whether they sell to end users? You'll have to give them a call to clarify that.
There are few instructions provided with the Visible Dust products, so if you can find these in a local Camera store be sure to ask the Sales person for some basic instructions (you could also check the Internet, as there are sites that offer instructions). Also, be sure to review the method for "mirror lockup" in your dSLR manual and also have a fully charged battery (so that the mirror does not drop down while you're in the middle of the cleaning process, as that could result in some serious damage).
Hope this helps. Good luck!
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