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VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack)

You Pay: $43.65
Product Highlights
  • For Cleaning Full Frame Sensors
  • V-Shape Swab Improves Cleaning
  • Ultra Thin MXD-100 Fabric
  • Prevents Streaks, Pooling & Abrasions

The VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab is an innovative sensor cleaning swab with a unique "V" shape design that has several advantages over the more common square format swabs. The narrower edge of the V shaped swab minimizes the contact between the swab and the chamber wall reducing the chances of dust or lint from the camera body from falling on the sensor while cleaning.

Plus the "V" shape allows for better maneuverability and easy swabbing while inside the chamber, and allows the user to apply more equal pressure to the edge of the swab pad for a more homogeneous swabbing motion and less streaking along the edges.

The ultra thin MXD-100 multi fiber fabric of the Green Series swabs has a patented folding design to create a softer edge (compared to a hot sealing process), and is designed to be compatible with a wide range of VisibleDust solutions. The 1.0x size is specially designed to provide a single swipe cleaning action for "full frame" image sensors.

Note! Compatible with VDust Plus, Sensor Clean & Smear Away cleaning Fluids

VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack)
  • 12 Swabs
  • Instruction Sheet
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    VisibleDustUltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack)
     
    4.3

    (based on 70 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (40)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (42)
    • Reliable (20)
    • Lightweight (14)
    • Durable (12)
    • Compact (5)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (10)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (11)
    • Everyday (7)
    • Home (6)
    • Studio (6)
    • Landscape photography (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-professional (15), Photo enthusiast (13), Pro photographer (13), Enthusiast (10), Professional (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (45)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good swabs

    I purchased these as part of a group of sensor cleaning supplies and was happy with how they worked. I ended up needing to use 6 swabs to get my sensor totally clean. It...Read complete review

    I purchased these as part of a group of sensor cleaning supplies and was happy with how they worked. I ended up needing to use 6 swabs to get my sensor totally clean. It was really dirty after not being cleaned for 2 years of very regular use. I wish I would have made this purchase earlier. I recommend a loop, bulb air pump, sensor brushes, and sensor optical cleaning solution in addition to these.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poor quality.

    Absolutely not happy about this product. Within last 6 months 3 times cleaned my Canon 5D Mark II sensor and 3 times didn't succeed to remove all the dust. Every time I used two...Read complete review

    Absolutely not happy about this product. Within last 6 months 3 times cleaned my Canon 5D Mark II sensor and 3 times didn't succeed to remove all the dust. Every time I used two swabs making one swap with each with cleaning solution liquid. Last time I included in cleaning process additionally 2 corner swabs. Bad results! Round shape pieces of strings are left on the sensor every time. After close look on the swabs I discovered that pieces of material falls out from the corner of swabs. This rubbish pollutes the sensor! No matter how many swabs you use and how delicate you clean your sensor, pieces of swab material fall out from the swab and make whole process useless!
    In a past I used another swabs from different manufacture and never had such troubles… I think I better return to the previous type of swabs…

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    5.0

    Does the job

    By Leo

    from Miami

    Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

    I was a little afraid to clean my own sensor, but it's easy. Take the same care you use to clean a lens. This product is easy to use and custom sized.

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    5.0

    Saltwater

    By Liwanaga1

    from California

    Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

    I use my Sony mirrorless camera in an underwater housing. Somehow saltwater splashed onto three sensor. These tiny swabs along with some sensor cleaning solutions completely removed the dried on residue without harming the sensor. I thought I'd ruined the sensor. Bravo

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    4.0

    Worked great!

    By Vu

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

      Worked great. Would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't so expensive.

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      5.0

      Just works

      By John

      from Seattle

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Instructions

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

          I paid $ for a camera tech to clean the sensor on my Nikon D610 the first time. I shoot outdoors and swap lens a lot, and the sensor quickly dusted up again. I used the Rocket Blower and the built in sensor clean function, but it still looked terrible with dust fragments all over the sensor. I tried a fine brush, but that just moved the particles around.I bought the the UltraMXD-Vswab, the VisibleDust VDust Plus drops and The Carson SM-44 5x SensorMag from B&H and with just one application the sensor was completely clear of dust.This product should come with the camera. 'nuff said.

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          5.0

          Cleanliness for quality

          By Jayaram

          from India

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Underwater
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

            I find the Visible Dust Green swabs the one and only safer methods to clean the modern sensitive camera sensors. It works well and cleans the sensor effectively provided one uses the VisibleDust Blower and sensor loupe for a safer and effective cleaning.

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            4.0

            First Time (Very Nervous) User

            By Alfasamiam

            from Albany, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Left No Residue
            • Works as advertised

            Cons

            • A Bit On The Pricey Side

            Best Uses

            • Keeping Sensor Clean

            Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

            First time I've ever had to clean the sensor on my D800. Needless to say was very apprehensive about the whole process. Checked out probably 50 YouTube videos. Visible dust swabs looked to be the most direct solution. After first attempt, was convinced I'd made the right choice. The product (along with the sensor clean solution) worked flawlessly!

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good swabs

            By Jonny Jump

            from Salt Lake City, UT

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Fit

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dslr
              • Sensor Cleaning

              Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

              I purchased these as part of a group of sensor cleaning supplies and was happy with how they worked. I ended up needing to use 6 swabs to get my sensor totally clean. It was really dirty after not being cleaned for 2 years of very regular use. I wish I would have made this purchase earlier. I recommend a loop, bulb air pump, sensor brushes, and sensor optical cleaning solution in addition to these.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Good item but a little pricey

              By kayb

              from florida

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

                  works as stated

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Bestest of the best

                  By FotoFro

                  from Monterey

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

                      B&H is my go to place for all my camera needs

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Visible Dust green swabs

                      By Boat Guy

                      from Death Valley, Ca

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

                          Works exactly as advertised. Have the D600 oil on both bodies. The brushes and drops got it perfect. We did the cleaning in Death Valley. It took a bit of a learning curve to understand just how fast the fluid evaporates. Once we figured that out it was a no brainer.

                          Nikon said it would take 7 10 days to "review" the cameras. They stink. Cameras are great.

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                          3.0

                          Very expensive

                          By gnagel

                          from Orland Park, IL

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Costly

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

                            The product is convenient and effective. However, it is extremely costly for what it is.

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                            5.0

                            Great Product / Essential Gear

                            By Bill Ferris Photography

                            from Flagstaff, AZ

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sensor cleaning

                              Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

                              Simply put, a great product and essential gear for full-frame DSLR owners. These swabs are designed to be used to clean full-frame DSLR sensors. Each swab is individually packaged to ensure it is clean and dust free when you use it. Simply apply a couple of drops of the sensor cleaning solution of your choice (I use Visible Dust Plus), wait a couple of seconds for the solution to soak in, then slowly and carefully brush the swab across the sensor (actually, the AA filter in most cases) of your DSLR. I make two swipes; one left-to-right and a second in the opposite direction. The solution dries without leaving a residue. I use this product with a Nikon D600 and the results of two cleanings have been just what you'd expect: a clean, dust-free sensor ready or the next shoot.

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                              4.0

                              Works

                              By Alan

                              from Chicago, Il

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Works well

                              Cons

                              • Expensive

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

                                I was a bit reluctant to try and wet clean the sensor on my D3s, but after a trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula where I shot fall colors in a windstorm, no matter what I did I could not get the spots off the sensor. After a bit of research I ordered Vswab and fluid from VisibleDust. Directions are a bit weak, but there are plenty of internet videos to show you how. It took two swabs to get the sensor clean, but it looks like new. I bought both the Smear Away and VDust Plus solutions. I only needed the Vdust Plus as the stuff on the sensor came off without the stronger solution. The reason I did not give it 5 stars is the price. It is expensive for the amount you get, but it did work and work well.

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                                3.0

                                works fine but overpriced

                                By Verm

                                from Flagstaff, AZ

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

                                    Cheaper than a professional cleaning and gets the job done, but confusing as to how come these are so expensive. Are they cut from angel wings?

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                                    5.0

                                    I would buy this product again and again

                                    By adrian

                                    from Ottawa, Canada

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

                                        This swab model must be used with "Smear Away" solution and the Visible Dust brand is by far the best of all. I use it to wipe out dry oil stains from CMOS. The 1.0x size is for full frame CMOS.

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                                        5.0

                                        SIMPLY THE BEST

                                        By Andrés Solís

                                        from Los Angeles, CA

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Home
                                          • Landscape Photography
                                          • Macro Photography
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Studio
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

                                          This is what a pro needs to keep the sensor clean. it's just perfect, i'd use it together with the VDust Plus Formula Solution (blue cap) on my D800 and it takes one swab to have it completly clean. it also removes the oil spots.

                                          Highly recomended.

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                                          5.0

                                          Expensive & Worth It!

                                          By ToddDenver

                                          from Denver, CO

                                          About Me Semi-Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use

                                            Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

                                            I've used a half-dozen or more 'swab' products from 'other' companies. The Visible Dust products are A+. They are a bit pricier than many, but they really do the job. Let's face it, you've spent {$2,000 - $8,000} on a DSLR body and now the sensor needs cleaning. Your images are worth it and your time (to clean up the mess in post-production) is too valuable. Do it right!

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                                            5.0

                                            Sensor Cleaner

                                            By Dennis

                                            from Hauula, Hawaii

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Camera Sensor

                                                Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

                                                I have always had sensor dust with my Canon 5D. These cleaning swabs work great and save me [$] every time I use them to clean my sensor.

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                                                3.0

                                                Very Costly

                                                By HNg

                                                from New York, NY

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy to Use

                                                Cons

                                                • Costly

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Occasional

                                                Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

                                                I would suggest removing all dust, grease and water spots with a blower and corner swab first before using the Vswab. Overall, the system is good for occaional maintenance but not sure if one could justify the cost over the effectivness of having the sensor professionally cleaned.

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                                                1.0

                                                Expensive failure

                                                By Kim

                                                from USA

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about VisibleDust UltraMXD-Vswab 1.0x - Green Series (12-Pack):

                                                      I attempted to use this sensor swab with the visible dust smear away and sensor clean solutions to remove lubricant from my D800 sensor.The swab design was good though each one needed to be blown with air to remove loose particles before applying the cleaners. My low rating and discontent is not so much due to the swab itself, but that after using an entire box of expensive swabs I had a sensor covered in a haze of lubricant. Technically, the smear away should have removed the lubricant and then the sensor clean, finish the job but I accomplished nothing except successfully spreading a coat of lubricant all over the sensor. I purchased a sensorswipe, quick strips and eclipse solution. In about 10 minutes with a few passes over the sensor, the problem was solved quickly and at a fraction of the cost. My camera is now operational again and sensor sparkling clean.

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