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Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack)

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Product Highlights

  • Image Sensor Cleaning Tool
  • Pre-Moistened with Eclipse Fluid
  • For 24mm-Tall/FX or Full-Frame 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 3 Sensor Swab Plus from Photographic Solutions is specifically designed for image sensors measuring 24mm high, such as FX or full-frame 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 3-sized swabs measure 24mm wide and are well-suited for cameras featuring FX or full-frame image sensors, such as the Canon EOS-1D X, 5D Mark III, Nikon D4, and Nikon D810, among others.

For a complete camera to swab size compatibility listing, please click here.
UPC: 795122135715
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 2.5 x 0.7"

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Photographic SolutionsSensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack)
 
4.1

(based on 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (63)
  • Reliable (28)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

  • Not functional (7)
  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (21)
  • Everyday (11)
  • Home (8)
  • Portraits (6)
  • Landscape photography (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (32), Semi-professional (23), Enthusiast (15), Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (70)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Wonderful Swab!

I have a Leica DMR and it creates so good 3D feeling than any of exisitng latest DSLR. Recently, I found there are quite a lot of dirt points on the sensor and some...Read complete review

I have a Leica DMR and it creates so good 3D feeling than any of exisitng latest DSLR. Recently, I found there are quite a lot of dirt points on the sensor and some of them are hardly to be removed by regular methods. I start to search at B&H website and found this Magic swab. It is so easy to use and very effective, only in minutes, all of these dirt points gone! I would like to recommend to others who have the same issues on their sensors! reat product with very reasonable price! Only need to keep in mind - while you sweep from one end of sensor to another end, do not leave sensor and then sweep from this end back t another end, it is all. I only use one swab and obtain very clean sensor.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't even Bother

I am a semi pro photographer, shooting high school football and other sporting events.

This is not my first time cleaning my sensor on my camera bodies, I own a...Read complete review

I am a semi pro photographer, shooting high school football and other sporting events.

This is not my first time cleaning my sensor on my camera bodies, I own a Nikon D200 and a Nikon D3. For my D200 I use the Delkin Digital duster kit which's works very well. I wanted to try the pre-moistened for my full framed D3, well what garbage those swabs are, 3 out of 4 were dried up and the last one just made the sensor worse, leaving streaks and more dust from the toilet tissue wrapping they use for the swab.

Funny thing is that the Delkin swab that is made for the 1.5x sensor cleaned up the mess left by Photographic solutions swab. Stay away unless you like pulling out your hair.

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5.0

A Money Saver

By WEPS Photo

from Danvers, MA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

      The one thing that I did not anticipate when moving to an entirely mirorrless workflow was the amount of sensor dust I would encounter. Without a mirror to block some of the airborne debris, MILCs become filthy pretty quickly. I followed B&H support staff's advice and saved myself time and money by choosing to do my own cleaning.

      Cleaning a mirrorless is much easier than a DSLR- no need to lock up the mirror, just remove the lens and the sensor is ready for cleaning. The swabs gently remove anything too stubborn to be removed by a blower. I've seen no streaking or reside- my A7II is perfect after each weekly cleaning.

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      5.0

      Easy, Works Well

      By mattz

      from cincinnati

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sensor Cleaning

        Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

        Easy to use and there's some online tutorials if you have questions.

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        • No

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        5.0

        The Only Swabs I Use

        By GCA

        from NC

        Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

        They do the job as expected. I've been using this brand for years and have never had an issue or needed to use more than one to clean a sensor.

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        4.0

        Works well if used as instructed

        By dragonlady

        from RI

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

            I have a Canon 5D Mark III; the sensor had recently been professionally cleaned at a local camera store, yet, there were lines at both sides of the sensor and my images...the lines were very difficult to clone out. After reading about the best swab methods, I chose the Sensor Swab: it was easy to use, but I did have to use two swabs to totally rid the sensor of the dust lines..also, the movement must be smooth as the swab is moved along the face of the sensor...by the second swab, I had the movement mastered.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Simple Effective Sensor Cleaning

            By The McKenzie Kid

            from Eugene OR

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sensor Cleaning

              Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

              Sometimes when you change lenses in the field, no matter how careful you are, you can end up with spots on your sensor. These swabs are pre-cut to the exact dimension of the sensor. You just have to follow the instructions, from your camera manual and the swab package. The first time I used one I was very nervous, but it is easy to use and restores your sensor to pristine condition.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Expected better

              By MikeR

              from Walla Walla, WA USA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Left Streaks

              Best Uses

              • Cleaning Dlsr Low Pass Fi

              Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

              Cleaned the low pass filter, but left a noticeable residue. I used a LensPen SensorKlean to remove the streaks and was satisfied with the result.

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              • No

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By gs

              from san francisco ca

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos

                Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

                service

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                • No

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                5.0

                Perfect cleaning kit for my sensor.

                By Ed the Edge

                from Clearwater Florida

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

                    Simple and easy to use.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Killed the swarm of bees :)

                    By tspade3

                    from The Jersey Shore

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

                        Built up a lot of sensor dirt, but shooting mostly near wide open I never really noticed. I have been doing a sunrise project and stopped down and wow, that added a lot of post processing dust removal. I researched this product a bit off BnH and liked what I read. It did a really great job, near 100%. Make sure you get the right one for you sensor as there are two sizes. DO NOT over use this product and DO NOT use it for more than one swipe. Follow the directions. The bees in the sky are gone.

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                        5.0

                        Good product, Great company

                        By Old Man in the Mountains

                        from Bayfield CO

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

                            This is as straight forward to use as it could be given that you have to expose your DSLR sensor, which is deep in the body, and wipe it clean. Raise the mirror, open the shutter, place the swab against one side, apply enough pressure to flex the handle, wipe to the other side of the sensor, release the pressure flexing the handle the other direction and wipe back to the starting edge. Take a photo of the blue sky and check for any remaining dust. Repeat with another swab if necessary.

                            I had a little wet-looking area after the first attempt and was concerned that I had done something wrong. Calling the 800 number then emailing an image of the sky showing the problem got me straight. The service was prompt, friendly and professional. These folks really care and the product works.

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                            5.0

                            Hoo-Ha what a swiper!

                            By AlanWytz the Runner

                            from A ficticious town outside of Weehawkin

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer
                            Staff Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Good Video Quality

                            Cons

                            • Poor Audio

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

                              These swipes are outragous though they are a bit on the salty side. I have to watch my sodium intake so I'm going to go easy on these puppies.

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                              • Yes

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                              5.0

                              does the job!

                              By dave

                              from rhode island

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

                                    Very effective for cleaning a sensor.

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                                    • No

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                                    2.0

                                    bad batch? not happy this time.

                                    By gastwa

                                    from rockville, MD

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Too Much Fluid

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

                                    i've used the sensor swabs previously and they have been great. the current batch i received has too much liquid on the swab and it is not possible to get the sensor clean without leaving streaks of fluid. i also have the sensor swabs that do not have the liquid on them, so i was able to finish cleaning the sensor with one of those. i tried a few of them and they were all too "wet". previous batches did not have this problem. I purchased the liquid separately to use with the dry swabs. that way i can control the amount of fluid on the swab. disappointing because these are the best option for travel.

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                                    3.0

                                    Not so sure

                                    By DJ

                                    from Elmhurst

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good price value

                                    Cons

                                    • Hard To Clean

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

                                      Not for my 5D mark II camera. It clean up the middle area but still have some dirt in the corner area, the second try it made it worse. It could be i wasn't clean it the right way (i used 3 swaps). But a good thing this product seems do not scratch your lens because it made from special materials. If you have never clean up the sensor maybe it is a bit harder, If your lens is very dirty, better bring it to the specialist camera repair. It did not work for me even i used 3 swipes, still has a streak line on the sensor. I took to specialist for $, and my sensor like new again. You can try it, but be very careful. It maybe works for some camera, but not for my 5D Mark II. Good Luck if you want to try it.

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                                      1.0

                                      THEY DON'T WORK!

                                      By Jack

                                      from Tucson

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Reviewer

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                                        Cons

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                                            Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

                                            Pre-moistened sensor swabs are a complete rip-off! In trying to clean my D4s sensor, I burned through three packs of this over-priced junk. All they did was move the streaks around, leaving me with a camera sensor so badly impaired I can't use it. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!

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                                            4.0

                                            sure shot

                                            By rpskk

                                            from Pittsburgh, PA

                                            About Me Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

                                                these sensor swabs were perfect, I was very nervous about cleaning my sensor (5DMKII), effortless , that is the wordcheers

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                                                5.0

                                                It does what it promises.

                                                By Pelle

                                                from Santa Ana, CA

                                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Digital Full Frame
                                                  • Nikon D600

                                                  Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

                                                  There are plenty of instructional videos on YouTube. It was easier than it seems.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Easy cleaning

                                                  By MICAstudent

                                                  from Baltimore

                                                  Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

                                                  I used this product to clean the sensor of my 5DMarkII. It was extremely easy to do and much less intimidating than using a bottle or spray cleaning solution. I will definitely be recommending this product to other photographers!

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Very Easy to Use & Very Effective

                                                  By Bob

                                                  from Colorado

                                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Reliable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                    Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

                                                    I bought this product based on comments seen on the Leica User Group web page. Let me just say this: it's easy to use and works great! My only 'negative' is that the item is not cheap, however, since it works so well I will buy more in the future.
                                                    I would highly recommend the product

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                                                    1.0

                                                    This was a bust.

                                                    By tankinmd

                                                    from Silver Spring MD

                                                    About Me Professional

                                                    Verified Buyer

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                                                      Cons

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                                                          Comments about Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus (Type 3, 4-Pack):

                                                          Hate to say it, but this did not work at all.
                                                          I had a friend who has cleaned "sensors" many times help me.
                                                          I did the wipe as instructed (watched the vid) and it left a lot of streaks.
                                                          So I did it again and more streaks, in a different spot.
                                                          Had my experienced friend try it, and he immediately said there was way too much solution on the swabs... that was leaving the streaks.
                                                          He got his swabs out with his Eclipse solution, put on 2-3 drops , cleaned the "sensor" the same way and no streaks or blobs on the "sensor"... perfect.
                                                          I have since ordered the dry swabs from B&H and the solution from Photographic Solutions (B&H says they can't ship it)
                                                          So, next, I'm going to use the dry swabs with the solution.. just not as much solution as on the pre-wet ones I bought.
                                                          The D800 seems to leave a lot of blobs on the sensor filter.

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