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VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange)

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Product Highlights

  • Complete Cleaning Kit for Sensors
  • Removes Contaminants
  • Prevents Static Build Up

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The orange Visible Dust Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit contains everything you need to keep your sensor in good shape.

VDust Plus
VDust Plus Formula from Visible Dust, cleans the image sensor of DSLR Cameras from all kinds of contamination resulting in crystal clear images.

If you are unsure as to the nature of your stain or you get both water and lubricant stains, VDust Plus will fit the bill. Designed to clean away water and most oil stains, VDust Plus eliminates streaking and provides a moderate static barrier.

DSLR Swabs
The very soft DHAP fabric of the swabs have traditionally been used for cleaning delicate surfaces such as telescopes and other scientific optics, and is ideal for critical cleaning. Due to its ultra softness, less pressure is applied to the sensor through the swabs while cleaning, thereby reducing the risk of squeezing or scraping debris on the sensor, and the thin structure provides better edge to edge cleaning maneuverability.

The swabs work best with VDust Formula and good with Smear Away solutions, but are not compatible with the Sensor Clean Solution. Furthermore, the unique woven pattern of the DHAP fabric minimizes shedding of the swab while increasing absorbency.

The patented mini-channel paddle, with contour, provides an even saturation of the paddles surface while preventing pooling and vertical flow at the edge. This reduces streaks associated with traditional flat surface paddles. The mini-channels also provide an extra reservoir to absorb any excessive liquid thereby prolonging the moisture life of the swab during the cleaning process.

Sensor Brush
The Sensor Brush from Visible Dust is used for touch-ups and cleaning the edges around the sensor chamber.

DSLR Swabs

Compatible with VDust Formula and Smear Away solutions
DHAP minimizes shedding of the swab while increasing absorbency due to its woven pattern
Patented mini-channel paddle provides even saturation while preventing pooling of cleaning solution

VDust Formula

For cleaning DSLR image sensors
Eliminates streaking and provides a moderate static barrier
Compatibility
Canon
EOS 50D, 350D, 10D, 20D, 300D, 30D, D30, 500D, 600D, D60, 7D, 550D, 1100D, 400D Rebel Xti, XSi, 40D, 450XSi, 1000XS, Rebel (original), Rebel T4i, 60Da, 100D, 700D, 650D, 70D

Fujifilm
Finepix S1 Pro, S2 Pro, S3 Pro, S5 Pro

Konica Minolta
Maxxum 5D, 7D

Nikon
D1, D100, D1H, D1x, D200, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D3100, D300, D300S, D40, D40X, D50, D500, D5100, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D7000, J1, D7100, D5200, D5300 Olympus
E3, E300, E1, E410, E510, Pen E-PL5, E-PM2, E-M5

Pentax
*ist D, *ist DS, *istDS, *istD, K100D, K10D, K200d, K20d, Kx, K-5, Kr, K-5 II, K-5IIs, K-3, K-50, K-500

Samsung
NX10, NX100, NX5, NX11, NX210

Sigma
SD9, SD10, SD14, SD1

Sony
A100, A200, A300, A350, A700, NEX-3, NEX-5, SLT-A55, NEX-5N, NEX-6, NEX-7, SLT-A65, A77, A99, A58, A37, A57, NEX-F3, NEX-5N, NEX-7, NEX-C3, SLT-A35, a3000

VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange)
  • 3 x 3 x 3 DHAP 1.6x Sensor Cleaning Swabs
  • VDust Plus Formula Cleaning Solution (4ml)
  • 1.6x VisibleDust Sensor Brush
  • Instructions
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    VisibleDust1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange)
     
    4.5

    (based on 91 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (53)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (35)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (63)
    • Compact (16)
    • Easily cleaned (13)
    • Durable (4)
    • Consistent reactions (3)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (8)

    Best Uses

    • Photography (10)
    • Landscape/scenery (8)
    • Family photos (6)
    • Sports/action (6)
    • Travel (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (50), Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (7), Semi-professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (71)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Look in the sky, is a bird is it a plane

    I discovered that my new Sony A55 had a couple of smudgy dust spots on its sensor. This was my first digital camera with interchangeable lenses so I had to do some research to...Read complete review

    I discovered that my new Sony A55 had a couple of smudgy dust spots on its sensor. This was my first digital camera with interchangeable lenses so I had to do some research to learn that what I was seeing in my clear sky photos were dust spots.
    I have been using film SLR cameras for 40 years and have spotted a zillion B&W prints so I thought that dust spots on a digital sensor would look like dust spots rather than tiny out of focus mushrooms. There were a few minor flecks also of what did look like real dust, but they would not be visible unless I made a poster sized print. I can't imagine how these two dust blobs got on my sensor as I only have one 18-250 zoom lens on my Sony which I never remove.
    I was glad I bought the Visible Dust Kit with the Vdust Plus fluid and 3 swabs as well as the 16mm brush since the brush did not budge these stubborn spots. I think they must have been caused by oil or a dried lubricant of some sort.
    I had to use all three swabs to completely remove both spots. You can't use the same side of a swab twice as it will deposit dust the second time around instead of removing it.
    It was a pretty easy task with clear instructions inside the the box and my camera body mounted on a tripod next to my desk with a good movable light. Say AHH!
    The hardest part of the process was reading the 7 or maybe 8 point type used to write the instructions.
    I will order more swabs for future cleaning, however I can not understand why these swabs are so very expensive. They must cost about 12 cents each to make. My guess is that it must be very costly for Visible Dust to package them absolutely dust free in their individual sealed sleeves.
    On the other hand their very soft brush will last forever if taken care of. You will need a sources of air flow across the bristles to charge the brush before each brush stroke on your sensor. I am guessing the air flow will probably keep it clean as well. A can of compressed air charges the brush nicely.
    This is a good product that does the job. The Visible Dust website will tell you what size swabs and brush is needed for your particular camera.
    Kudos to B&H Photo's internet orders and shipping departments. I live outside of Philadelphia and I had the package in my hands two days after I placed the order, and that was with free shipping.

    I'm a happy dust free camper.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I will buy product again without brush

    AlohaI give the product 3 stars instead of 4 because I don't think the brush will be used at all mainly because you can't see what it is doing on such a small sensor...Read complete review

    AlohaI give the product 3 stars instead of 4 because I don't think the brush will be used at all mainly because you can't see what it is doing on such a small sensor area. The brush also appeared to make a smear so I'm backing off on it for now. So in the future I will only buy the liquid and the swabs. It took 3 attempts to get what appears to be a completely clean sensor so practice will make perfect. The swabs fit perfectly so make sure you get the right sized swab for your camera. I used like 3 drops and 3 swipes and a test image of the sky. Checked in Photoshop at 33, 50, 67 and 100% and it looks good. This will save $-$ for each camera store clean and they usually don't get it 100% the first time. Plus stores usually use a pen type cleaner... All true professionals must overcome the fear to clean the sensor whenever needed and put an end to being overcharged by camera stores etc...Proceed slowly in your sensor cleaning. Thanks. Robert Cravens.

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    5.0

    Super useful

    By thecanonguy

    from NJ

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

        Super useful and easy to use.

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        5.0

        Easy to use and did the job

        By Kyle

        from New York, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

            Easy to use, and cleaned the image sensor. Used on canon 40D

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            5.0

            Easy cleaning.

            By Charlie G.

            from Monterrey, MX

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Few Swabs In The Box

            Best Uses

            • Camera Sensor

            Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

            Had as about 2 years with a black spot on the sensor not know what to do, at first it was a single point in the photo editing it with photoshop but recently detected as three points which worry me much, call a Local company to know the price of the sensor cleaning but would have an estimated until I send the camera them to the capital of my country, which did not taste much, so I began to investigate on the internet to see how we could do to solve the problem, that's how I found Visible Dust and 4 seconds, bye black spots.

            Camera: 600D.

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            5.0

            they do the job

            By Darrin

            from Montana

            Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

            It does the job very well.

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            3.0

            I will buy product again without brush

            By CRAVO from Waikiki Beach

            from Honolulu, Hawaii

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

                AlohaI give the product 3 stars instead of 4 because I don't think the brush will be used at all mainly because you can't see what it is doing on such a small sensor area. The brush also appeared to make a smear so I'm backing off on it for now. So in the future I will only buy the liquid and the swabs. It took 3 attempts to get what appears to be a completely clean sensor so practice will make perfect. The swabs fit perfectly so make sure you get the right sized swab for your camera. I used like 3 drops and 3 swipes and a test image of the sky. Checked in Photoshop at 33, 50, 67 and 100% and it looks good. This will save $-$ for each camera store clean and they usually don't get it 100% the first time. Plus stores usually use a pen type cleaner... All true professionals must overcome the fear to clean the sensor whenever needed and put an end to being overcharged by camera stores etc...Proceed slowly in your sensor cleaning. Thanks. Robert Cravens.

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                5.0

                Worked great for Panasonic GH4

                By Vadim

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

                    I used the brush to clean the dust particles off my Panasonic GH4 sensor and it did a great job after just two or three passes. I have not needed to use the liquid formula yet, but it's also great to have just in case.

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                    4.0

                    Cleaning oily dust

                    By beauimagephoto

                    from Detroit, MI

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

                        I was getting spots that my cleaning cycle couldn't handle. The brush just smeared it. That is how I learned it was oily. It took two wet swabs on both sides to clean it but it did well.

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                        4.0

                        I just wanted the brush!! But it works.

                        By JTF

                        from NJ

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                        • Expensive

                        Best Uses

                        • Sensor Cleaning

                        Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

                        The product is fine but all I wanted was the brush. Why did I have to buy their overpriced swabs and fluid just to get a brush? I'll try the fluid but they sell three types and I normally use another brand. Swabs look okay but I haven't tried them yet. Brush is good to get those last few specs of dust or fibers.

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                        5.0

                        Great Cleaning Kit

                        By Tangent

                        from Pueblo West, CO

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

                            Easy to use. Allowed a flawless process.

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                            5.0

                            Visible Dust cleaning kit

                            By sroc

                            from Rochester, NY

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

                                Used the cleaning kit to clean two Olympus EM-D EM-1 sensors. Cleaning solution and the orange Vswabs did an excellent job. They were easy to use.

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                                4.0

                                good sensor cleaning

                                By Brian

                                from Canada

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                • A bit expensive

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

                                  it's a good brush for sensor cleaning but for me, the best way to clean is first the blower,then the brush,and if i still see small spots,wet cleaning.With only the brush the cleaning is good but sometimes i can see some black spots if i'm not lucky, so i use Vdust+.

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect

                                  By Brian

                                  from Canada

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clean Very Well
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

                                      My sensor had a couple of black spots, and after only 3 pass with the brush the sensor is very well cleaned,no more dust.I used a good compressed air duster(bought to a dslr seller) and shoot 2-3 very smooth blast of air to the brush for recharging between passes.I didn't had to use the wet cleaning so i don't know if it's good or bad.I'll try later.I forgot to add a picture of the sensor with dust,but you can see that the sensor is very well cleaned

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                                      4.0

                                      Works as advertised

                                      By Jim Jarrell

                                      from Fairfield, PA

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                      • Price

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

                                        These work great for problem areas on the sensor. I did apply too much solution at first but worked it out with some patience. All of this type of product are expensive.

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                                        4.0

                                        1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit by Visibl

                                        By Lemont

                                        from Okinawa Japan

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

                                              The product is simple to use instructions are clear and easy to follow.

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                                              5.0

                                              Great Kit!

                                              By Chrly294

                                              from New York, NY

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

                                                  I purchased these because I had some stubborn residue on my sensor that my brush and air rocket couldn't remove. The brush it comes with works really well for both the sensor and for lenses and the wet sensor cleaner works like a charm, two swipes and the sensor was free or residue and like new.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Nice kit, works well

                                                  By Patrick

                                                  from Coopersburg, PA

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy to Use

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

                                                      Dry cleaning with just a blower bulb and the "sensor brush" included in this kit removed the vast majority of dust on my sensor. There were a few stubborn dust particles that I had to wet clean, but I wasn't completely successful in removing all of them. Probably I need more practice. Anyway, this is a nice kit that includes almost everything you need (except a blower bulb, to refresh the sensor brush).

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                                                      4.0

                                                      I will buy product again

                                                      By Vision Quest Media

                                                      from Quincy IL

                                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Compact

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

                                                          Used to clean sensor on 60D. Saved lots of retouching time. Just be sure to follow directions.

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Good Product

                                                          By rockrun

                                                          from Puget Sound, WA

                                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy to Use
                                                          • Lightweight

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Cleaning Ditgital Sensors

                                                            Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

                                                            I was a little leery cleaning the sensor for the first time.

                                                            After watching a couple of tutorials I ordered the Visible Dust sensor cleaning kit. The instructions were easy to follow (watching the tutorials increased my confidence).

                                                            My sensor had a lot of dust which required an extra cleaning, this wasn't a problem, it only took a couple of extra minutes. I used a lamp and magnifying glass to check the sensor before and after, this method worked, probably not as well as a dedicated loupe but good enough to get the job done.

                                                            I purchased an extra set of VisibleDust Swabs just to have them on hand, considering the amount of cleaner you receive with the kit I believe this was a good move.

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                                                            5.0

                                                            VisibleDust Sensor Cleaning

                                                            By Ed

                                                            from San Diego

                                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

                                                                  I had fuzzy grey spots on my D71000 sensor as identified by a photo that was mostly of sky. I tried blowing them off the sensor with a Rocket Blower but they didn't budge. I watched video to see the cleaning process with VisibleDust after finding it was going to cost more in time and money for someone else to do it.

                                                                  I followed the instructions and after 4 passes using 2 of the 3 provided swabs (one pass per side) all spots were gone. I'm sure if I was experienced with this I could have done it with one swab.

                                                                  I was a bit confused about how many drops of solution to apply to the swab. They said 2 to 4 drops and to allow for even saturation of the swab. "(can be calibrated from a few seconds to 30 seconds depending on enviornmental conditions)"

                                                                  I was unable to detemine when there was even and sufficient saturation on the swab, fearful that too little or too much would be tragic.

                                                                  Is it better to be too saturated or insufficiently saturated was the question. I think I initially over-saturated the swab as I found smear on a corner of the sensor after swab #1. Swab #2 fixed that.

                                                                  Everytime I "swabbed" I put on a lens and shot a photo of the wall to inspect the sensor. I think you have to do that because there is always a chance that the cleaning was not complete. And, unless you buy VisibleDust's LED inspection lupe you just can't see some of the little specks of dust.

                                                                  Overall a good experience.

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                                                                  4.0

                                                                  First time cleaning was easy

                                                                  By Mike M

                                                                  from Newport, RI

                                                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Compact
                                                                  • Easy to Use

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                    • Family Photos
                                                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                                                    • Sports/Action
                                                                    • Travel
                                                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                                                    Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit (Orange):

                                                                    I've had others clean my sensors in the past but I decided to buy this kit to start cleaning on my own, based on the reviews here at B&H. It worked great, as far as I can tell!

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