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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)
     
    4.2

    (based on 65 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (40)
    • Reliable (20)
    • Lightweight (12)
    • Durable (10)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (9)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (10)
    • Everyday (7)
    • Home (6)
    • Studio (6)
    • Landscape photography (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-professional (15), Photo enthusiast (12), Pro photographer (12), Enthusiast (10), Professional (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (43)

    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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    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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    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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      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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          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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              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

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                            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

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                                        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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                                              3.0

                                              Works, not necessarily easily

                                              By jmrphoto

                                              from Brooklyn

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • You Gotta Do It

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  You gotta do it, but it may take several tries. May be my technique, but it always takes a couple of swipes to get the job done and these puppies aren't cheap.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Works as advertised

                                                  By Patto

                                                  from Cincinnati, OH

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy to Use

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                      They worked very well for what they do. I would have given them 5 stars but I think they're overpriced.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Works as advertised!

                                                      By The Visual Theory

                                                      from East Lansing, MI

                                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Compact
                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Easy to Use
                                                      • Lightweight

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Full Frame Sensors

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

                                                        My 5dmkii was bought slightly used and had some sensor dust, nothing major but noticeable. I order these used some sensor cleaning fluid. Poof! Dust gone, no remaining residue, and no scratches! Good product!

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Allows You to Self-Clean Easily!

                                                        By sgtmoody

                                                        from USA

                                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy to Use
                                                        • Lightweight

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

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

                                                            Anyone who uses a DSLR will gradually accrue dust on their sensor, and once in a while, you'll need to clean it. You then have the option of sending in your camera to your manufacturer for a large sum of money, or you do it yourself. With these, you have the peace of mind of being able to clean your own sensor safely. Just swipe once across the sensor and be happy!

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                                                            5.0

                                                            Worked like a champ!!!

                                                            By Picture_Boy

                                                            from Dallas, TX

                                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Easy to Use

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                                              Had an oil/grease spot, the Smear Away and Green swabs cleaned the sensor nicely...

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