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VisibleDust Swabs for 1.6x Sensor - Orange Series (12-Pack)

Price: $43.65
Product Highlights
  • For Cleaning DSLR Image Sensors

These VisibleDust DSLR Swabs - Orange Series are specially tailored for cleaning the delicate sensor in DSLR cameras with a 1.6x sensor size range (16mm).

The very soft DHAP fabric of the Orange Series swabs has traditionally been used for cleaning delicate surfaces such as telescopes and other scientific optics, and is ideal for critical cleaning. Due to its ultra softness, less pressure is applied to the sensor through the swabs while cleaning, thereby reducing the risk of squeezing or scrapping debris on the sensor, and the thin structure provides better edge to edge cleaning maneuverability. The Orange Series swabs work best with VDust Formula and also with Smear Away solutions, but are not compatible with the Sensor Clean solution. The unique woven pattern of the DHAP fabric minimizes shedding of the swab while increasing absorbency.

The patented mini-channel paddle, with contour, provides an even saturation of the paddles surface while preventing pooling and vertical flow at the edge. This reduces streaks associated with traditional flat surface paddles. The mini-channels also provide an extra reservoir to absorb any excessive liquid thereby prolonging the moisture life of the swab during the cleaning process.

Perfectly sized for DSLR cameras with a 1.6x sensor size (16mm)
Compatible with VDust Formula and Smear Away solutions
DHAP minimizes shedding of the swab while increasing absorbency due to its woven pattern
Patented mini-channel paddle provides even saturation while preventing pooling of cleaning solution
VisibleDust Swabs for 1.6x Sensor - Orange Series (12-Pack)
  • 12 Swabs - Orange Series with DHAP fabric
  • User Guide
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    VisibleDustSwabs for 1.6x Sensor - Orange Series (12-Pack)
     
    4.3

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (13)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Reliable (3)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (8), Semi-professional (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    It works as described

    After happily blowing off sensor dust with my Rocket blower for a couple of years, I finally needed something for more subborn specks.

    With some trepidation, I applied the solution...Read complete review

    After happily blowing off sensor dust with my Rocket blower for a couple of years, I finally needed something for more subborn specks.

    With some trepidation, I applied the solution to the swab and swabbed the sensor filter. The specks were gone.

    This process must be done very carefully, and you need to see that the specks are gone and that there is no residue from the fluid. All in all it works and is cheaper than sending the camera to Canon. But still not something I'd want to do routinely for fear of scratching delicate optics.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Only okay

    These were the first type of swabs that I ever used. I had a fingerprint on my sensor (my camera was an in-store demo model... Which still doesn't explain the stupidity of...Read complete review

    These were the first type of swabs that I ever used. I had a fingerprint on my sensor (my camera was an in-store demo model... Which still doesn't explain the stupidity of the owner of the fingerprint), and I figured that the Smear Away solution with the orange swabs would be a good way to go.

    It worked like a charm, at the time. However, when I tried using the same combination more recently, the swabs left splotchy moist spots on my sensor. I ended up using some green swabs to soak up the residual solution, then went over it again with the Sensor Clean solution on the green swabs. That seems to work better for me, at least for "normal" cleanings.

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    5.0

    Good Product

    By rockrun

    from Puget Sound, WA

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Clean A Digital Sensor

      Comments about VisibleDust Swabs for 1.6x Sensor - Orange Series (12-Pack):

      I purchased the Swabs along with a VisibleDust Sensor Cleaning Kit. I believe it's a good idea to have extras on hand.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Awessome Product

      By Lightster361

      from Amarillo TX

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • No Repair Facility
      • One Application
      • Quick
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Nikon D7000 Sensor
      • Portraits
      • Studio
      • Traveling

      Comments about VisibleDust Swabs for 1.6x Sensor - Orange Series (12-Pack):

      Bought this along with the cleaninging solution and edge Cleaning swabs. One application and I was done so easy to use I am going to demenstrate it in my class. if you have any issue and think it might be a dirty sensor I highly suggest this product. they also have a instruction video on YouTube the whole process took less than 10 minutes. Please note my Camera had a mirror up funtion in it's menu for the cleaning process.

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      • No

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      5.0

      needed for sensor on nikons

      By AK John

      from southeast alaska

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about VisibleDust Swabs for 1.6x Sensor - Orange Series (12-Pack):

          does the job

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Does the job

          By jrosedds

          from Toronto, ON

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about VisibleDust Swabs for 1.6x Sensor - Orange Series (12-Pack):

              After a test run on my old D70, I used this product to clean my D200 and D300 sensors. It was very simple indeed - absolutely nothing to worry about. A couple of drops of solution and a pass over the sensor in each direction is all it took to clear away stubborn specks that refused to disappear with blowing or brushing. Now my skies are clear again! Like others, I wonder why these can't be a few cents apiece rather than a few dollars. All in all though, a small price to pay to safely clean an expensive sensor.

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              • No

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              5.0

              works well

              By Alex

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Traveling

                Comments about VisibleDust Swabs for 1.6x Sensor - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                Directions are very simple and easy to follow for cleaning the sensor.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Only okay

                By Rob the Photog

                from Lansing, MI

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Limited functionality

                Best Uses

                • Sensor cleaning

                Comments about VisibleDust Swabs for 1.6x Sensor - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                These were the first type of swabs that I ever used. I had a fingerprint on my sensor (my camera was an in-store demo model... Which still doesn't explain the stupidity of the owner of the fingerprint), and I figured that the Smear Away solution with the orange swabs would be a good way to go.

                It worked like a charm, at the time. However, when I tried using the same combination more recently, the swabs left splotchy moist spots on my sensor. I ended up using some green swabs to soak up the residual solution, then went over it again with the Sensor Clean solution on the green swabs. That seems to work better for me, at least for "normal" cleanings.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Easy to use

                By Racepix

                from Talmo, Ks

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about VisibleDust Swabs for 1.6x Sensor - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                  I used the swabs on a D70 I thought I might have to retire and got great results. Fast & easy to use.

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                  5.0

                  I no longer fear f/22

                  By Steve

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about VisibleDust Swabs for 1.6x Sensor - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                    Swabs work great. Fit my sensor perfectly, just remember not to get too close to the ends when you swab.

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                    4.0

                    Does the work

                    By Alex B

                    from Redmond, WA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Cleaning

                    Comments about VisibleDust Swabs for 1.6x Sensor - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                    The swabs do the job. They're easy to use and clean the filter, as expected. However, the price is way too high for a dozen of pieces of plastic.

                    Before using them, try a dust blower and a sensor brush to remove easy spots. And get a bright light source to look at your sensor.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Do the work

                    By Alex B

                    from Redmond, WA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Sensor cleaning

                    Comments about VisibleDust Swabs for 1.6x Sensor - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                    I have never used other solutions, so I cannot really compare these to anything else. The swabs are easy to use and do the work fine. Before cleaning your sensor make sure you have a bright light source and use air blower and sensor brush.However, they cost too much. It's still cheaper than sending your camera for cleaning into a lab, but paying [$] for twelve pieces of plastic feels like being ripped off.

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                    4.0

                    My preferred swabs

                    By rvdnl

                    from Netherlands

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about VisibleDust Swabs for 1.6x Sensor - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                      I tried several brands, but I preferred the orange swabs. Still very pricy (same as other brands)

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      It works as described

                      By Armin

                      from New England

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Product Function

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about VisibleDust Swabs for 1.6x Sensor - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                          After happily blowing off sensor dust with my Rocket blower for a couple of years, I finally needed something for more subborn specks.

                          With some trepidation, I applied the solution to the swab and swabbed the sensor filter. The specks were gone.

                          This process must be done very carefully, and you need to see that the specks are gone and that there is no residue from the fluid. All in all it works and is cheaper than sending the camera to Canon. But still not something I'd want to do routinely for fear of scratching delicate optics.

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Works like a charm!

                          By Doug

                          from Ft. Atkinson, WI

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • None yet

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about VisibleDust Swabs for 1.6x Sensor - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                            Was a bit leery about putting things around the sensor of my D200, but I went ahead anyways and the results were great! When used with the VDust solution it cleared the smudge out in 1 pass.

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