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Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack)

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Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack)

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  • Clean DSLR Image Sensors

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This is a 12 pack of Sensor Swabs Type 2 from Photographic Solutions They are intended to be used with the Eclipse sensor-cleaning solution which is available seperately. These swabs are used for cleaning the imaging sensor (CMOS or CCD) of DSLR Cameras. and other delicate or hard to reach optical and imaging surfaces. Clean room manufactured and sealed, these swabs are the ultimate in purity. Please note: this item does not include cleaning solution (sold separately).

Sensor 2 Compatibility
  • Canon: EOS 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 30D, 60D, 300D, 350D, Rebel, Rebel Xti, Rebel XSi
  • Fujifilm: Finepix S5 Pro, X-Pro1
  • Konica/Minolta: All models
  • Nikon: D1, D1H, D1X, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D100, D200, D300, D300s, D7000
  • Olympus: All models
  • Panasonic: Lumix DMC-L10, GH2
  • Pentax: All models
  • Sony: NEX, A77, and all others
  • Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack)
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    Photographic SolutionsSensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack)
     
    4.5

    (based on 68 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (42)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (57)
    • Reliable (27)
    • Lightweight (15)
    • Durable (7)
    • Improves product function (4)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (4)

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (11)
    • Home (10)
    • Travel (10)
    • Landscape photography (7)
    • Portraits (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (34), Professional (18), Semi-professional (14)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (47)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    worked well

    used on 40d. i used one to get all the oils off, then used another for a final clean. i got oil on sensor from a brush getting a hair out that would...Read complete review

    used on 40d. i used one to get all the oils off, then used another for a final clean. i got oil on sensor from a brush getting a hair out that would not blow. sensor was bad with grease. i applied 4 drops of sensor solution bought from b&h. grease came off in one there and back pass. still had some small dust after so i used another and came clean enough to live with. i have 6 tiny specks of dust that wont blow out but are hardly noticeable.

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    Worse than nothing

    I've been cleaning my sensors on 10 DSLRS for 7 years now, always using a carefully fitted rubber spatula wrapped with a Pec Pad and with 2 drops of Eclipse. Usually got perfect results...Read complete review

    I've been cleaning my sensors on 10 DSLRS for 7 years now, always using a carefully fitted rubber spatula wrapped with a Pec Pad and with 2 drops of Eclipse. Usually got perfect results with 1 to 3 applications.

    Recently I felt rich and tried out the Sensor Swabs, both the Type 2 for my D300 and the Type 3 for my D700. I went through an entire box of a dozen and my D300 is every bit as dirty as when I started. The fabric appears to release as much particulate fiber matter as it claims to remove, and the wrapping of the plastic spatula is sloppy, a far poorer and less precise tool than my trusty old custom-made rubbermaid-based instrument. Halfway through the box of Type 3 Swabs, my D700 looks worse than when I started, and I'm chucking the rest, writing off the loss, and getting me some more Pec Pads.

    If all you care about are particles the size of rocks they should work fine for you.

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    5.0

    Good product

    By Jeff Colburn

    from Sedona, AZ

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Photographers

      Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

      I've been using these swabs to clean my Canon SXi for 7 years, and they work great.

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      5.0

      Pricey but worth it

      By Dave in Central FL

      from Florida Spacecoast

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

          I have used these sensor cleaning swabs for years. They do the job and that's all that is important.

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          4.0

          Do it yourself. It's easy.

          By JTF

          from NJ

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sensor cleaning

            Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

            These are great swabs. Perfect size and flexibility for DX sensors. I have a D200 & D7100 and I've only had to clean them a few times. It seems intimidating but it's quite easy and these swabs are perfect with a couple of drops of Eclipse solution. Each swab does two swipes. Often takes two swabs to get the job done. Only 4 stars because they're quite expensive. They better be using a Class 1 cleanroom.

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            4.0

            Gets the Job Done

            By Dave Heff

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Works As Described

            Cons

            • Needs better directions

            Best Uses

            • Sensor cleaning
            • Sensor Spots

            Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

            I'll start by saying that the first time I personally cleaned a sensor was using this product and the Eclipse solution on my D7100. I also purchased the Carson SM-44 magnifier (this, or something like it is a must!). I had never cleaned a sensor myself, so I was very hesitant to apply any kind of pressure to the swab. In the end, after 3 swabs, I found a happy medium between pressure and caution. The magnifier was very useful. Also, I would expect it to be a bit more difficult, but not impossible, to clean the sensor without any kind of solution. For under $, I would highly recommend using the Eclipse solution.

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            4.0

            Requires Fluid

            By Josh from Illinois

            from Urbana, IL

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                  Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

                  Okay, yes, in retrospect, it does say that it needs fluid in the ad. Two problems:...... Once I got the fluid, the item worked as advertised. You get one swipe on each side. Anymore than that and it will leave behind debris. So it sometimes takes a few swabs. Feels wasteful, but cheaper than a pro clean. WITH fluid, they work fine. Otherwise they make a fine drawer filler.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect for cleaning your oily sensor

                  By Vohra

                  from San Jose, CA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

                      Been trying to clean the sensor with oil specks, as all new Nikon users must be knowing what i'm talking about at least the ones who use smallest aperture sizes. Once I used two of these magical sticks with the eclipse solution.. Viola, sensor was clean with no oil specs.
                      Recommended for all new Nikon users as you never know when you need it. May canon friends too. ;)

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                      5.0

                      For a clean that shines....really.

                      By GregB

                      from Poulsbo, WA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

                        I don't like to pay other people to do things I am capable of doing myself, so when I was told that it would cost $50to have my sensor cleaned, I contacted a pro friend who recommended these swabs, a Delkin Sensor Loupe, Eclipse cleaning fluid(which B&H won't ship, so I had to get it elsewhere) and a Giottos rocket air blower as basic tools for cleaning my sensor. Cleaning your own sensor is way easier than most people think. Make sure to order the size for your sensor type. I used these for a Canon 60d.

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                        5.0

                        It works!

                        By Larry in Seattle

                        from Seattle, WA

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography

                          Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

                          Used with a bottle of the Eclipse cleaner solution I was finally able to rid my sensor of unwanted dust spots that kept showing up on my images. It took two swabs to clean it. Fits well over the sensor and works if you follow the instructions.

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                          4.0

                          Good swabs for non-oily spots

                          By Randy

                          from Bahamas

                          About Me Professional

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Maintainance Cleaner

                          Cons

                          • Not For Severe Oily Stain

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

                            Sensor Swabs are very good for non-oily spots.
                            These premoistioned swabs are very convenient.

                            VisibleDust swabs with Smear Away is made for oil stains.

                            I also use Kinetronics SpeckGRABBER Pro.

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                            4.0

                            I love these things

                            By Bohan

                            from Hayward, CA

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Cleaning

                              Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

                              Nice, soft swabs.

                              I like that they way the fabric is attached to the stick makes each side identifiable, meaning it's easy to remember which side you put the solution on. Not all brands are like that.

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                              5.0

                              Super Sensor Swabs!

                              By Scott

                              from Derry, NH

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use

                                Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

                                I use this product regularly to keep the sensor on my Nikon D7000 clear of any dust, oil and dirt. Product is high quality, easy to use. Does a great job in returning the sensor to pristine condition!

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                                5.0

                                Super duper magical brush stick thing

                                By Cannonfastreviews

                                from canada

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • Some Tiny Fluff From End

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

                                  Works perfectly but you need the solution as well.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great!!!

                                  By Silentfilms

                                  from Madison, Mississippi

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                                  Pros

                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

                                      This is something that you can't be without. When the air doesn't do the trick this is the only way to get the dust out. A great tool.

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                                      5.0

                                      Safe and Effective

                                      By GlassEye

                                      from Indiana

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                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Reliable
                                      • Safe To Use On Sensors

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Routine Camera Cleaning
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

                                        From time to time dust will build up on the sensor. One use of this swab and 2 drops of the Eclipse cleaning fluid does the trick.
                                        For crop sensors.
                                        Expensive but cheaper than a professional cleaning.

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                                        4.0

                                        Easy to use

                                        By WP Derek

                                        from Winter Park Colorado

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                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

                                          Just wet it with solution and wipe in each direction.

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                                          5.0

                                          Seems to be classic way already

                                          By Alex N.

                                          from Lviv, Ukraine

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                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use

                                            Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

                                            For me those swabs seem to be rather "classic" nowadays. Year to year I'm using those to clean sensor of my DSLRs and they work without any reason to blame.

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                                            5.0

                                            Great product, Great result!

                                            By nimeh

                                            from CT

                                            About Me Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Portraits

                                              Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

                                              Very easy to use. just add 3-4 drops of Eclipse sensor-cleaning solution on it and make a pass over the sensor and back, without lifting the swab. Easy and effective!

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                                              4.0

                                              I will be buy this product again.

                                              By Will

                                              from Patchogue, N.Y.

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Everyday use
                                                • Home

                                                Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

                                                great to use it.

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                                                5.0

                                                Great product

                                                By ETK

                                                from New York

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                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

                                                    Great product to clean my camera sensor which gets occasional dust particles on it that will not come off with my "auto image sensor cleaning" mode. Very easy to use.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Sensor Swab System Works

                                                    By Doug

                                                    from Portland, OR

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                                                    Pros

                                                    • They work

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Patience Required

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Cleaning Your Sensor

                                                    Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack):

                                                    I think I have a little extra insight about glass because I used to buy and inspect glass for a window manufacturer. In my opinion, after any glass surface has been exposed to air for a period of time it will develop a dirty film. That film may require more than one cleaning before it is gone. I recommend using a minimum amount of cleaning solution on the swab, but using as many clean swabs as necessary in order to get the sensor clean. I also use the Belkin illuminated sensor magnifier for inspection. I think it's essential to use magnification to examine your progress.

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