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Subject: [Leica] clean sensor
From: hoppyman at (Geoff Hopkinson)
Date: Fri May 23 15:52:21 2008
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Hi Sonny, nothing like a sky at small apertures to show you your sensor
gruck. I got the Arctic butterfly and the orange swab thingies. No visible
dust! But I still have a couple of spots that may be drop marks rather than
dust. I need to try the wet clean a second time. One side issue found by
Alastair and I over here trying out the M Coders is that you can get ink
smear around the lens mount which has to be dissolved to be removed. This
makes me suspicious about any fluid in that area. (We both gave up on the M


-----Original Message-----
Subject: [Leica] clean sensor

Last week after the air show, I noticed that my M8 sensor had some spots on
it.  At home, I opened the lenspen SensorClear, and cleaned the sensor.  I
shot a picture of the clouds and was appalled that the image was even worse
after using the sensor pen.

Early this week, I ordered a sensor swab and eclipse kit, I just used it and
in two minutes it was shiny bright.


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