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Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 2, 4-Pack)

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Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 2, 4-Pack)

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Product Highlights

  • Image Sensor Cleaning Tool
  • Pre-Moistened with Eclipse Fluid
  • For 17mm-Tall/DX or APS-C Sensors
  • Individually Packaged
  • Long Handle for Easy Access
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Designed for cleaning CCD, CMOS, and other delicate optical and imaging surfaces, the Type 2 Sensor Swab Plus from Photographic Solutions is specifically designed for image sensors measuring 17mm high, such as DX or APS-C sensors. The Plus version of the original Sensor Swab comes pre-moistened with Eclipse Optical Cleaning Fluid for greater convenience when traveling and to alleviate a separate process when cleaning your sensor. This cleaning fluid is specifically designed to rid the image sensor of dust or other particles that affect image quality.

Each of the 4 swabs in this bundle are individually packaged to ensure purity, are designed for one-time use, and feature a long handle for easy access to difficult-to-reach areas.

Type 2-sized swabs measure 17mm wide and are well-suited for cameras featuring DX or APS-C image sensors, such as the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, 70D, Nikon D7100, and D5300, among others.

For a complete camera to swab size compatibility listing, please click here.

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Photographic SolutionsSensor Swab Plus (Type 2, 4-Pack)
 
4.1

(based on 210 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (125)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (21)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (165)
  • Reliable (78)
  • Lightweight (60)
  • 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)
  • Studio (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (102), Semi-professional (60), Professional (37), Casual user (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (160)

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.

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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

Fantastic. Will purchase again.

By Pahz BRF

from Southern Wisconsin

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 2, 4-Pack):

      First off- I'm glad I read some of the reviews before I received the order. This was my first attempt at cleaning my sensor and I asked an awesome friend who is by far the best photographer I know in person if he had any advice- should I attempt it myself or pay a professional for a service. He sent me the link to this exact product, even told me there were different types of swabs for different cameras.

      I do product photos that require a plain white background, but the client demands the empty space whiteness, no shadows or anything. I achieved that in post, so a spot here or there was never an issue. While I use my camera nearly every day, most of my photos are shot at the local renaissance faire which is notoriously dusty. That was what did me in- faire dust. It was hobby shooting that made me notice the dust on my sensor.

      The previous reviews were the most helpful. Many mentioned using more than one swab, which I wouldn't have realized without their review. I had to use all of the swabs that were in the package, but the end result was definitely worth it. I will continue to use this particular product because of all the options I searched out after using this one- this seems to be the easiest one of all.

      If you're nervous about doing this yourself, just read some other reviews, seek out the video tutorials, you can do it. I did it and a week later I found out I needed reading glasses, so I did my first sensor cleaning with slightly blurry vision. I did it, so can you.

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      4.0

      Dries quickly

      By Nomeca

      from SW Oregon

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 2, 4-Pack):

            Works well using as suggested but be aware that the swab dries out quickly and then will damage the low pass filter.

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            5.0

            Saved sending out for repair

            By jbwill

            from Canyon Lake Texas

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 2, 4-Pack):

                Cleaned my sensor myself & saved being without my camera for weeks.

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                4.0

                Did the job

                By Sam Kayaking

                from Grand Junction, CO

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Learning Curve Involved

                Best Uses

                • Field Cleaning

                Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 2, 4-Pack):

                I ordered these in order to clean 2-3 small smudges from the sensor of my Nikon D7100. After my first attempt I shot the sky at a high f-stop and the smudges seemed to have moved. I used two more Sensor Swabs and finally got to a point where I could no longer see anything.

                In summary, they are effective, but they do take some practice to get it right.

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                5.0

                Easy Peasy

                By Steven

                from Richmond, Virginia

                About Me Professional

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Studio

                  Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 2, 4-Pack):

                  I had a dot on my D800, watched the instructional video and cleaned it with one swab. Called the support, they were great too. That's $ bucks I put back in my wallet that the local show charges for a cleaning.

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                  5.0

                  Sensor Swab Worked Well.

                  By Bob

                  from Las Cruces, NM

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 2, 4-Pack):

                      I used the Sensor Swabs to clean my Sony NEX 5N sensor. The cleaning removed some significant dust from the sensor and the subsequent images were improved.

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                      4.0

                      It's a swab!

                      By Krystal

                      from Redmond, OR

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 2, 4-Pack):

                          This is what I expected it to be and worked fine on my embarrassingly filthy sensor. I typically like to buy things in bulk to get the best price per item, but in this case a 4 pack is plenty since sensor cleaning is fairly rare.

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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 (Type 2, 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

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Economical

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sensor cleaning

                              Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 2, 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

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                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 2, 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 (Type 2, 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

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 2, 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

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                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use

                                        Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 2, 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 (Type 2, 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 (Type 2, 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 (Type 2, 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 (Type 2, 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

                                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Not Functional
                                                    • Poor Design

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 2, 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 (Type 2, 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

                                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                          Cons

                                                          • Difficult To Use
                                                          • Learning Pressure Needed

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Camera cleaning

                                                          Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 2, 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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