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Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack)

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Product Highlights
  • Individually Packed & Pre-Moistened
  • For Indium Tin Oxide Coated Sensors
  • Extremely Pure

The Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors is a reliable cleaning fluid designed to clean CCD/CMOS chips. It is also secure for other optical and imaging surfaces.

The swabs are produced in clean rooms to the highest possible standards . These swabs, coated with Eclipse, a special Tin Oxide cleaning solution, leave no visible residue (less than 5 parts per million (ppm).  

When used correctly, and in accordance with instructions from both Photographic Solutions and your camera manufacturer, this product will not cause any damage to your sensor.  

Sensors for Type 2 Swabs

  • Canon EOS 50D
  • EOS 350D
  • EOS 10D
  • EOS 20D
  • EOS 300D
  • EOS 30D
  • EOS D30
  • EOS D60
  • Rebel (original)
  • Rebel XSi
  • 40D
  • 450D Xsi
  • 1000 Xs
  • Fuji Finepix S5 Pro
  • Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
  • Konica Maxxum 7D
  • Nikon D1
  • NikonD100
  • Nikon D1H
  • D1X
  • Nikon D200
  • Nikon D2H
  • Nikon D2Hs
  • Nikon D2x
  • NIkon Nikon D2Xs
  • Nikon D300
  • Nikon D40(x)
  • Nikon D50
  • Nikon D60
  • Nikon 70(s)
  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon D80
  • NikonD90
  • Olympus E3
  • Olympus E300
  • Olympus E1
  • Olympus E410
  • Olympus E510
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10
  • Pentax ist DL
  • Pentax ist DS
  • Pentax ist D
  • Pentax K100D
  • Pentax K10D
  • Pentax K200d
  • Pentax K20d
  • Sigma SD14 2
  • Sony DSLR-A100
  • Sony DSLR A200
  • Sony DSLR A300
  • Sony DSLR-A350
  • Sony DSLR-A700
  • Sony DSLR-A900

    Note! Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse Solution may be used with conventional CMOS/CCD sensors as well. Please check manufacturer's web site for latest camera compatibility

  • Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack)
  • 4 Pack
  • Instruction Sheet
  • CCD Sensor Guarantee
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Photographic SolutionsSensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack)
     
    4.1

    (based on 203 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (121)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (38)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (21)

    84%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (160)
    • Reliable (77)
    • Lightweight (58)
    • Durable (27)
    • Convenient (3)

    Cons

    • Not functional (19)
    • Difficult to use (9)
    • Poor design (6)
    • Not durable (5)
    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (46)
    • Home (30)
    • Everyday (29)
    • Landscape photography (23)
    • Macro photography (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (100), Semi-professional (56), Professional (36), Casual user (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (153)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    THESE REALLY SHINED MY SENSOR

    [...] The sensor swabs were wrapped in a beautiful bubble wrap which was secured neatly with one strip of clear adhesive material. When I removed the bubble wrap, I was overcome with...Read complete review

    [...] The sensor swabs were wrapped in a beautiful bubble wrap which was secured neatly with one strip of clear adhesive material. When I removed the bubble wrap, I was overcome with emotion. I had anticipated this moment for 3 agonizing days. It was now time to swab my sensor. There I sat, alone in solitude, ready to swab my sensor. I carefully opened the packaging and removed the first of 3 sensor swabs. My hands began to tremble as I held my swab, admiring it for its perfect size and shape. As I grasped my swab, my body became tense and it seemed like everything else in the world just disappeared. I was filled with satisfying pleasure as I began to slowly and gently pass my swab across the delicate sensor. I began to swab faster and faster as my heartbeat raced. My swab was now fully extended inside the the body of my Canon 20D. Finally, my hand began to spasm just as my sensor shined gleamed with perfectly un-refracted beams of beautiful light. I gently removed my swabs from the camera with total satisfaction.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Expensive since one does not do the job.

    I was able to clean my Digital Rebel with only two swabs but with how low the sensor was on my 40D it took 3 and it was not completely clean, I had to...Read complete review

    I was able to clean my Digital Rebel with only two swabs but with how low the sensor was on my 40D it took 3 and it was not completely clean, I had to use another brush to clean out hair pieces that get stuck in the chamber above the sensor. I think I need to push harder but it seamed like the swabs were a little too big for the 40D. I think for cleaning you need a static brush a magnifying glass, that you do not need to hold, and this product for smudges on your sensor.

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    5.0

    One swab and super clean

    By Dallas Pete

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Camera sensor cleaning

      Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

      Used one swab on my Canon D60 sensor, WOW what a difference! Instructions come with a link to a video that shows how to use the swab. The swab is the same height as the sensor, one wipe from side to side then back and cleaning is done. I will never be without these in my camera bag.

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      5.0

      Economical sensor cleaning

      By Joe

      from Costa Rica

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Economical

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sensor cleaning

        Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

        Easy to use and it got the job done. I had dust or mildew spotting the sensor and I got the sensor clean on the second attempt.

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        5.0

        DIY and save a ton of $$$

        By Michael

        from Boston, Ma

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

            I gave up on sending my cameras out to be cleaned. I had bad experiences with the local shops, so I decided to do it myself. Follow the included instructions and save a bunch of $$$. The paddles did not leave any streaks on the sensors. As long as you wipe left/right one time you will be good. This is the best product for the money out there.

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            5.0

            great clean and just like new

            By traveler

            from nyc

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

              USE: cleaning my pro cameras

              great item cleaned even my dirty 7D very happy i got it

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              5.0

              Really easy to use

              By Jason

              from Pasadena, CA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

                It was a whole lot easier to use than I thought it would be. I watched a couple of videos on youtube and was pretty confident to try it after a while. The sensor swab cleared my sensor really well. I ended up using 2 because the first one was kinda dry and just smudged the oil across the sensor, the second one finished it, though.

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                4.0

                does the job

                By Bin

                from Newark,DE

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

                  Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

                  It's useful to clean the sensor, but it leaves the liquid on top of the surface. You have to use several swabs to achieve the idea result.

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                  3.0

                  Not easy to use

                  By UsMale9659

                  from Delaware

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Use

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

                      I had difficulty using the swabs. Used 3 of them to clean the sensor once...expensive at that rate.

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                      4.0

                      Worked for me

                      By Spencer

                      from Philadelphia, PA

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Strictly One Time Use

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use

                      Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

                      Purchased after a gust of dust hit my sensor. Another camera had dust and even a couple of spots from liquid. Although it took multiple sticks, my sensors went from horrible at small apertures to usable. Even the spots that have been on my old camera for well over a year are almost gone. I'm going to order a couple more packs to finish the job and have around for the next incident.

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                      1.0

                      NOT HAPPY WITH THIS AT ALL!!!

                      By why

                      from who cares

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Use
                        • Not Functional
                        • Poor Design

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

                          Reason why
                          1. It was very difficult to use this product to clean D3200 Sensor it is simply too big and not flexible and you can't get the edges of the sensor very good either.
                          2. Had to use 2 out of 4 in a pack too clean a miner smug also making it very expensive to clean.
                          I will never buy this product again and I do not recommend it either.

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                          5.0

                          Just What the Dr. Ordered

                          By nineman1

                          from west covina, ca

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • When needed

                            Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

                            Excellent product, simple to use and gave great results to my older EOS.

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                            1.0

                            Made a bigger mess, leaving residue

                            By graphitepaddle

                            from Mercer Cnty, NJ

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                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Not Functional
                              • Poor Design

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

                                Nearly removed all of the dust using a rocket blower & the Kinetronics SpeckGrabber; sensor cleaning cycle in the D7100 did nothing. One spot left, so I broke out the Eclipse swabs. Mistake!

                                On the bright side, they removed the spot. But 1 of the 4 swabs was missing the cloth.

                                Have a clean sensor, but that's because of $53 for a professional cleaning.

                                What's wrong w. this product, besides QC? Mentioned my experience to folks on the DPReview site & they think the swabs have too much cleaning fluid.

                                Wet cleaning alternative: Get dry swabs & cleaning fluid, adding the later yourself BUT VERY SPARINGLY!

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                                5.0

                                Been using this for years.

                                By Big Stu

                                from Dallas TX

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

                                  I do a lot of traveling and often needed sensors cleaned when there was no one to clean them. Took a little instruction on how to do the sensor cleaning and the instructor recommended these Eclipse swabs. Since he runs an authorized Nikon repair shop I figured he knew what he is talking about. Great product that has helped me keep sensors clean even when I am in Africa dealing with all the dust there.

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                                  4.0

                                  Cleaned the first time

                                  By Mike

                                  from Chicago area

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Difficult To Use
                                    • Learning Pressure Needed

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Camera cleaning

                                    Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

                                    The reason for only 4 stars is that there is a "nack" to learning how much pressure to use "so swab handle bends". I bought these for a camera cleaning class. Had the instructor not had used swabs that we practiced on a little mirror, I would not have know the exact pressure to use. Once we all had practiced on the mirror, it was easy to actually clean my camera. B&H also sells a 12-pack of dry swabs, but they do not sell the Eclipse solution. I would rather have had the dry 12-pack with a separate solution bottle, so there wouldn't be any chance of the pre-moistened swab drying out in the packet. All in all, a very good product.

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                                    5.0

                                    Sensor Swab Plus for a clean camera sens

                                    By Skyhog

                                    from Round Lake Beach, IL

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

                                        I used this product for the first time (it was also my first time trying to clean a camera sensor) and the ease of use and results I got were fantastic. My sensor was very dirty and with one swipe of the swab I had a very clean sensor. The packaging was perfect for that one time use and ease of opening make it a quick process. I will definitely use this product in all my cleanings.

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                                        1.0

                                        Terrible Product

                                        By Carla

                                        from Independence, MO

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Not Functional
                                          • Poor Design

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

                                            My camera had a few spots on it that would not blow out. I followed the instructions exactly as indicated, on these swabs. After using the first one, I checked my sensor and had more junk on it (remnants from the cloth itself maybe) than I started with. It also had lots of streaks as well. I went through 4 of the swabs trying to clean the sensor. Not only did these swabs not get the sensor clean they caused damage to the sensor. I ended up with a scratched sensor and a bill from Nikon for approximately $600 for a new sensor.

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                                            5.0

                                            Works well and it's easy to use

                                            By Ed

                                            from Fredericksburg, VA

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                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday use

                                              Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

                                              My D7100 sensor got very dirty after a recent canoe trip. I tried the air blower with no success, so I tried the swabs and I was surprised at how easy it was. I ended up having to use a second swab to get the last bit of dirt, but the sensor tested clean after the second swab. Even though I do all I can to keep my sensor clean when changing lenses, I don't have to worry having to pay the local shop $ to clean my sensor in the future.

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                                              5.0

                                              This was very easy to use!

                                              By Andy

                                              from Charlotte, NC

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                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

                                                  When I bought this, I was apprehensive about cleaning the sensor on my SLR and seriously considering taking it to a camera store. However, the instructions were clear and the product was easy to use. It made a world of difference with the quality of my photos. No worries going forward!

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Inevitably necessary

                                                  By Fencer

                                                  from Chicago, IL

                                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Expense

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Cleaning

                                                  Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

                                                  Even if you're careful to change lenses away from dust, "breathing" will eventually capture some. Inevitably some will end up on the sensor. After noticing some large spots in the photos of my old EOS 30D that were not removed by blowing one of these swabs did the trick. Perfectly sized for the APS-C size.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great Product

                                                  By Nick

                                                  from Canada.

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                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Reliable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Home
                                                    • Traveling

                                                    Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

                                                    Used these on a two year old D7000 that had never been cleaned and was unusable above f8.
                                                    Had read it might take more than one swab so bought two four packs.
                                                    Watched the video and went ahead with much trepidation.
                                                    Had a bright overhead halogen kitchen light shining down into the body and illuminating the sensor so it had a reflective shine to it.
                                                    First pass back and fore didn't look good at all but second pass with a new swab looked much better, just a few streaks left on the sensor.
                                                    Was kind of relaxed because I knew I had plenty more swabs in reserve.
                                                    Third swab back and fore - perfect. It's clean even at f22.

                                                    Would strongly suggest getting two packs of four if this is your first time trying this because then you can relax if the first few attempts leave a few streaks, and anyway the leftovers are sealed and easy to take with you if going away on a trip/shoot.

                                                    Also am now happy using my older non rubber sealed lenses because I know I can clean the sensor easily if ever there's a problem.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Simple and powerful

                                                    By Robi

                                                    from Ponte Capriasca, Switzerland

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                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Traveling

                                                      Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus with Eclipse for Type 2 Sensors (4 Pack):

                                                      Quite easy: open the mirror, open the swab and clean: after 15'' the CCD is perfect clean.

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