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Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Type 2 (12-Pack)

You Pay: $37.99
Product Highlights
  • Clean DSLR Image Sensors

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 67 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (41)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (56)
    • 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 (17), Semi-professional (14)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (46)

    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

    Pricey but worth it

    By Dave in Central FL

    from Florida Spacecoast

    About Me Semi-Professional

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    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

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        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

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          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

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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

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                    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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                      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

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                                          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.

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                                            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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                                                  5.0

                                                  They Work Fine

                                                  By Doug

                                                  from Portland, OR

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

                                                        This is the system I chose for sensor cleaning because their website and marketing materials, as well as industry reviews, gave me confidence that I could clean my sensor with their products without damaging my camera.That has proven to be true. I buy the dry swabs and use their Eclipse cleaner. I did try their prewetted swabs, but I felt they were overmoistened so I changed to dry swabs and separate cleaning fluid.I would also add that if you have gone a prolonged time without cleaning the sensor, it may take more than 1 or 2 swabs to get to a clean sensor. Also, I use Delkin's Sensor Scope to observe my work. IMHO, it's essential to be able to visually check your work under high magnification.

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