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Subject: [Leica] M Sensor Cleaning: people's current favorite devices and supplies and techniques?
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 06:59:38 +0200
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I have tried various methods, but have finally concluded that the best 
sensor cleaning tool is the spot cleaning tool in Lightroom ;-)


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On May 1, 2014, at 2:04 AM, Jeff Moore wrote:

> During recent fussing-about with a photo containing a vast expanse of
> sky, shot with the lens stopped down reasonably far...  I found myself
> no longer able to blissfully ignore whatever crap has collected on the
> sensor of the newish M.
> I'm really bad about getting around to sensor cleaning, but I think
> I'm going to have to bite the bullet.  This camera seems particularly
> fond of getting stuff on its sensor, possibly partly because of the
> time it spends with the shutter open during live-view interludes.
> So anyway: do the experienced sensor-cleaners in the LUG have current
> favorite tools and supplies to use for this chore?  I remember years
> back there was talk of butterflies and I dunno what-all-else.
> What are people feeling comfortable with these days, for sensor safety
> and efficacy?  Are there distinct dry and wet approaches?
> So far what I've come up with searching the LUG is references to
> Eclipse fluid, and looking at that vendor's info, it seems that the
> "Type 3" swab are the right size for the M240's full-frame sensor.
> Anything to add or change, any particular gotchas to warn of?
> Thanks in advance...
> -Jeff
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