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VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack)

You Pay: $43.65
Product Highlights
  • For Cleaning Full Frame Sensors
  • V-Shape Swab Improves Cleaning
  • Double-layer High Absorbency Fabric
  • Prevents Streaks, Pooling & Abrasions

The VisibleDust DHAP-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 DHAP (Double layer High Absorbency fabric) used on this swab is super soft and made of super thin fibers. The fabric is woven to be non-shedding, and its high absorbency capacity makes it ideal for the surface cleaning of delicate optics. The fabric has also a unique folding design that creates a softer edge compared to a hot sealing process.

The 0.1x size is specially designed to provide a single swipe cleaning action for "full frame" image sensors.

Compatible with VDust Plus cleaning fluid.

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

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    VisibleDustDHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack)
     
    4.6

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (14)
    • Reliable (12)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (4)
      • Sensor cleaning (3)
      • Studio (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (13), Semi-professional (4), Enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Swabs are useful

      Cleaning a sensor can prove difficult and frustrating... Especially outside your studio or home. These swabs are clean and sized perfectly for your sensor. Just make sure you have the correct swab...Read complete review

      Cleaning a sensor can prove difficult and frustrating... Especially outside your studio or home. These swabs are clean and sized perfectly for your sensor. Just make sure you have the correct swab per your sensor size and always use appropriate cleaning solution as I would not recommend to use these swabs dry on contact. They are easy to use and worth your money and effort

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Made a mess

      Does not work with regular visible dust solutions but is not advertised that way.. Swabs are too thin and too soft. Left hundreds of spots on sensor. Had to purchase green swabs to...Read complete review

      Does not work with regular visible dust solutions but is not advertised that way.. Swabs are too thin and too soft. Left hundreds of spots on sensor. Had to purchase green swabs to clean up the mess. Green swabs and sensor cleaner fixed the mess in one swipe. Emailed VDust they advised orange swabs ONLY work with new VDust cleaner. Wasted $40 on swabs. Do not purchase unless you purchase the proper solution.

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      4.0

      WORKS WITH SOME PATIENCE

      By CARABELL

      from CHICAGO,IL

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

            TAKES SOME PRACTICE BUT EVENTUALLY CLEANED THE SENSOR OF MY D800E

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            • No

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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

              • Everyday use

              Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

              The best of all products i used.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Best I've used!

              By Bge319

              from Lafayette la.

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                This is the best sensor cleaner I've used!

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                • No

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                4.0

                Works Well

                By EiNY

                from New York

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                    Easy to use and very effective. Only four stars because while it's a great product, it should probably be around half the price.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Necessary tool

                    By Brian J.

                    from Flagstaff, AZ

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use

                      Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                      These aren't cheep but they work well keeping my camera sensors clean.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Swell!

                      By Jason

                      from Oxbow, Saskatchewan

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                          Great product, get the job done. They're easy to use. Keeps your sensor clean. What more to say?!

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                          4.0

                          They do what they promise.

                          By Claudio

                          from Cancún, Quintana Roo, México

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                              The only reason I did not get five stars is because it is too expensive for the product, but it certainly is right for cleaning the sensor filter since not shed lint.

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                              5.0

                              Great product!

                              By LivLif Studios

                              from Washington, DC

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Mirror cleaning
                                • Sensor cleaning

                                Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                                Very easy to use and works wonders on cleaning up my sensor and mirror. Love these things. you can't go wrong.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Not so sure....

                                By shutterbug

                                from Gainesville, FL

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Sensor cleaning

                                    Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                                    I had never cleaned a sensor before trying this. I admit it may just have been the fact that it was my first try but the liquid left a big smudge on the sensor with the first pass and it took multiple cleanings each with a new swab to get the sensor completely residue free. The important point is that it accomplished the task at hand; the sensor was sparkling clean and damage free when all was said and done. I suspect that with experience it would have been a quick simple sweep with one swab to get the sensor clean.

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Perfect

                                    By PBBPhoto

                                    from Traveling/PNW

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Safe to use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Cleaning dirty sensor
                                      • Landscape Photography
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                                      Prior to purchasing I had never cleaned my sensor with anything but air, and with the 5d mark ii it was always fine and clean. Then I hit the jungle and got hit with tons of dust spots that clung to my sensor. I think this was from the extreme humidity and dust while changing lenses. It was a bummer because I was in South America and pro photo supply shops are few and faaaar between to non existent. Luckily I read great articles on Visible Dust and had a friend who was flying down to meet us. I shipped them to her, she brought them down, and I went for it. I was verrry nervous to mess up my sensor, but didn't have much option, as I couldn't really send in my camera to canon in SA. So, I went for it, and in ONE pass my sensor went from post processing nightmare to ZERO DUST SPOTS! So stoked. Used with VDust Plus solution. Swabs fit sensor perfectly and worked perfectly.

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                                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      2.0

                                      Made a mess

                                      By Kirman

                                      from Annapolis, MD

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Not Functional

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                                          Does not work with regular visible dust solutions but is not advertised that way.. Swabs are too thin and too soft. Left hundreds of spots on sensor. Had to purchase green swabs to clean up the mess. Green swabs and sensor cleaner fixed the mess in one swipe. Emailed VDust they advised orange swabs ONLY work with new VDust cleaner. Wasted $40 on swabs. Do not purchase unless you purchase the proper solution.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Cost effective and easy to use

                                          By SPD Mike

                                          from Australia

                                          About Me Semi-Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Studio
                                            • Traveling

                                            Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                                            Combined with the VDust formula fluid, a good light and a dust free room it's possible to quickly perform a thorough sensor clean that otherwise would cost near enough to $100 and 2 working days downtime to have done professionally. The different shape of these ensures that the swab makes good contact all the way to the corners of a full frame sensor.

                                            Anything that can't be removed with a blower or Arctic Butterfly has so far been easily removed in a single pass.

                                            Very impressed and will always carry these in the gear bag.

                                            Also, once used on for a sensor pass they are excellent for giving filters or outer lens elements a quick wipe with a little extra fluid before they are discarded.

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                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great Product, the only swab I use...

                                            By Linda

                                            from Southeast

                                            About Me Semi-Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                                                Use these every time I clean my camera. I carry them with me everywhere.
                                                I use these on my D3S and my D300s. The size works great on both sensor sizes.

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                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                Best one I've tried so far

                                                By Merwin

                                                from Maryville, Tennessee

                                                About Me Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Everyday use

                                                  Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                                                  I've never had great success cleaning DSLR sensors, but these swabs seemed to work better than another brand I'd tried. One thing I learned is to move the swab slowly across the sensor surface and press down pretty strongly.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  well worth the money

                                                  By Photo Pop

                                                  from Syracuse NY

                                                  About Me Professional

                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Studio

                                                    Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                                                    worked very well but would not use their sensor clean tried it, could not get rid of the spots after 3 wipes used my old cleaner (Ultra Pure To) one wipe sensor GREAT No Spots (used it on a D3)

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                                                    • No

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Useful

                                                    By robkaboom

                                                    from Seattle, WA

                                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Traveling

                                                      Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                                                      Worked well for cleaning a Nikon D3 full frame sensor. Sure saved me plenty on a shop cleaning.

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                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      swabby

                                                      By Brooks

                                                      from OwingsMills

                                                      About Me Professional

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Reliable

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                                                          swiping

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                                                          • No

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Swabs are useful

                                                          By Eddiec

                                                          from Philadelphia, Pa

                                                          About Me Professional

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Durable
                                                          • Easy To Use
                                                          • Lightweight
                                                          • Reliable

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Sensor cleaning

                                                            Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                                                            Cleaning a sensor can prove difficult and frustrating... Especially outside your studio or home. These swabs are clean and sized perfectly for your sensor. Just make sure you have the correct swab per your sensor size and always use appropriate cleaning solution as I would not recommend to use these swabs dry on contact. They are easy to use and worth your money and effort

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                                                            5.0

                                                            Quick & Easy to use!

                                                            By Reflections Photography

                                                            from Richmond BC

                                                            About Me Professional

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Easy To Use
                                                            • Reliable

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Cleaning Sensor

                                                              Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                                                              Quick & easy to use! Results are the same as Nikon can do and you don't have to mail or drop of your camera at a Nikon service centre. The cost of a dozen swabs and the cleaning liquid is less than I paid for one cleaning!

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                                                              5.0

                                                              fits the entire sensor on my 5d

                                                              By Vic the click

                                                              from bacliff tx

                                                              About Me Professional

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Durable
                                                              • Easy To Use
                                                              • Lightweight
                                                              • Reliable

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Portraits
                                                                • Studio

                                                                Comments about VisibleDust DHAP-Vswab 1.0x - Orange Series (12-Pack):

                                                                cleans great. covers the entire senor. the only thing is you will need other swabs for older cameras with tiny sensors. cant have everthing. now i will order the tiny ones.

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