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VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit

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

The 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 perfectly. 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 Orange Series swabs has 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 scrapping debris on the sensor, and the thin structure provides better edge to edge cleaning maneuverability.

The orange series 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.

Note! DO NOT USE alternative solutions with the swab

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
ZSi
40D
450XSi
1000XS
Rebel (original)

Fujifilm
Finepix S5 Pro

Konica Minolta
Maxxum 5D
7D

Nikon
D1
D100
D1H
D1x
D200
D2H

Olympus
E3
E300
E1
E410
E510

Pentax
*ist D
*ist DS
*istDS
K100D
K10D
D200d
D20d
Kx
K-5
Kr

Samsung
NX10
NX100
NX5
NX11

Sigma
SD14

Sony
DSLR-A100
DSLR-A200
DSLR-A300
DSLR-A350
DSLR-A700
Alpha NEX-3
NEX-5
SLT-A55
Alpha NEX-5N
Alpha NEX-7
SLT-A65

VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit
  • 3 x 3 x 3 DHAP (orange series) 1.6x Sensor Cleaning Swabs
  • VDust Plus Formula Cleaning Solution (4ml)
  • 1.6x VisibleDust Sensor Brush
  • Instructions
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    VisibleDust1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit
     
    4.5

    (based on 78 reviews)

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    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (51)
    • Compact (15)
    • Easily cleaned (13)
    • Consistent reactions (3)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (7)

    Best Uses

    • Photography (10)
    • Landscape/scenery (8)
    • Family photos (6)
    • Sports/action (6)
    • Travel (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (42), Semi-pro photographer (12), Casual photographer (7), Pro photographer (7)
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    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

     

    A bit over-priced for what's it made of.

    I used this kit to clean out a couple watermarks on my 60D's sensor. This gets the job done. But what it is made of, it should be priced ~$- $ .For...Read complete review

    I used this kit to clean out a couple watermarks on my 60D's sensor. This gets the job done. But what it is made of, it should be priced ~$- $ .For three wipes, and only use 3~4 drops of the cleaning solution each time, you get way more than enough cleanser for one body maintenance. Wipes quality is ok. The fabric is soft, and holds the solution well.

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    4.0

    1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit by Visibl

    By Lemont

    from Okinawa Japan

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          Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

          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

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          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

              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

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              • Easy to Use

              Cons

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                  Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

                  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

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                  Pros

                  • Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

                      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

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                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Cleaning Ditgital Sensors

                        Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

                        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

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                              Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

                              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

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                              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:

                                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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                                4.0

                                It works

                                By Aetali

                                from Dallas, TX

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                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

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                                    Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

                                    The brush fits the sensor size nicely. It does clean the sensor, but in my case it took 3 or 4 cleanings to get all the spots off of the sensor.

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                                    5.0

                                    Love Visible Dust Products

                                    By Jennifer

                                    from Greenville, NC

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Underwater
                                      • Video
                                      • Weddings/Events
                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

                                      I have used this product a number of times and would not use a different one. I have not found anything that works as good

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                                      5.0

                                      Perfectly cleaned D7000 sensor

                                      By JimA

                                      from Whidbey Island, WA

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                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

                                          I took about 160 pictures at an air show on a hot day. In PP, noticed several spots in the same place of every image with areas of sky. I used the camera's built in sensor vibration, cleaned the lens I used that day, tried a different lens, and used a dust blower on the sensor. No matter what I tried, I still had spots in the same location of every image. I thought maybe I had avoided the problematic oil spots plaguing the D7000 and other models.

                                          After reading some of the reviews of several sensor cleaners, I decided on this kit. I was a little apprehensive about touching the camera's sensor with tools!

                                          I followed the directions that came with the kit. Using the Sensor Brush, I brushed across the sensor once in one direction. Then I put 3 drops of cleaner fluid one side of the swab, let it saturate, and wiped across the sensor one in once direction. I flipped the swab over and wiped the sensor again in the same direction.

                                          I put a lens on the camera and snapped a few shots of the sky to check for spots. ALL GONE! All the spots that littered my air show images were completely gone, and I still have two unused swabs just in case my camera develops spots again. I thought cleaning a camera's sensor was a job for Nikon's Service Centers, but this kit made it easy as long as you're careful...

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                                          5.0

                                          Cleaned two DSLRs

                                          By Fauxtographer

                                          from Las Vegas, Baby!

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                                          • Easy to Use

                                          Cons

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                                              Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

                                              Cleaned two DSLRs sensors and still have one to swab for future use. What a bargain.

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                                              5.0

                                              Good Cleaning Kit

                                              By JWC

                                              from Albuquerque, NM

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy to Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                                Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

                                                This is the first kit I have ever used for cleaning my sensor and it worked great. Fast and easy.

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                                                5.0

                                                Worked better than expected

                                                By spot cleaner

                                                from Woodbridge, NJ

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                                                • Easy to Use

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                                                    Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

                                                    My camera is Cannon EOS XSi. I first tried cleaning with a blower, which really introduced so many new dust particles, I thought I was done for! Since there was nothing to lose, I thought I'd try this product. The dry brush did not work. In fact it introduced streaks, perhaps because some of the specs were wet. Use of one swab with the cleaning liquid removed almost all to a level that is not visible in a normal exposure of the sky, but a few spots could be barely seen when a small aperture was used. I used a second swab and these spots too vanished, but it introduced a new almost invisible spot. If the cleaning kit was cheaper, I would have tried a third time. I kept the last swab for the future, since I can live with this barely visible spot, comarpred to the 20 or so prominent spots that the images earlier showed when a photo was taken that had the clear sky in half of it. Very happy with the results. It was easier to use than I thought.

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                                                    4.0

                                                    My Sensor Can See Again

                                                    By RR

                                                    from New York, NY

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                                                    Pros

                                                    • Compact
                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Easy to Use
                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Family Photos
                                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                                      • Sports/Action
                                                      • Travel
                                                      • Underwater
                                                      • Weddings/Events
                                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                                      Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

                                                      I own a mirrorless Samsung NX100, shoot outdoors a lot, and change lenses a lot. Being that is a mirrorless, there's nothing protecting my sensor from all that bad dust and dirt and grime and grit. So, my sensor was showing some pretty gruesome stuff, especially with exposure times longer than 1/15 s. Anyway, after researching and reading about how I'd have to send back to the manufacturer to have my sensor cleaned, or that I'd destroy the thing if I did it myself, I ran across this product. And it has saved the life of my sensor. My sensor can see again. And it is very easy to use. I've used it twice already and it is great. My pictures are clear again. I don't have to waste time in Lightroom removing spots.

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                                                      4.0

                                                      Does the job, but not completely

                                                      By dmkr

                                                      from Boston

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                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy to Use

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Expensive

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

                                                        Probably, it is the best deal available, but still it is very expensive. It does the job very nice. I removed a lot dust from my sensor using only the brush. The wet methods improved the results. However, there is still one tiny spot on my sensor, which I was not able to remove even after three wet wipes. Therefore, it is only 4.

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                                                        4.0

                                                        Works as it should

                                                        By Javierdigital

                                                        from Carolina, PR

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                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy to Use

                                                        Cons

                                                        • None That I Can Think Of

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

                                                          If you, like me, are scared to death to clean or deal with the sensor of your camera, this is the product you should use. Easy, no hassle, and it does what it says it should. Happy with it.

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                                                          5.0

                                                          great product

                                                          By moe

                                                          from michigan

                                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy to Use

                                                          Cons

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                                                              Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

                                                              My sensor was extremely dirty and I was worried that I would use all the swabs in this kit but was pleasantly surprised that it only took one to do the job! Also saved me from paying twice as much to have it sent in for cleaning. Super easy to use and am very glad I purchased it!

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                                                              5.0

                                                              Really Works

                                                              By Terry

                                                              from Orinda, CA

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                                                              Pros

                                                              • Easy to Use
                                                              • Effective

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                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Maintenance

                                                                Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

                                                                My Nikon D7000 developed spots on its sensor - I wasn't sure why, but a little internet searching helped me realize that this is quite common. I tried using compressed air to clean the sensor but that just made it worse! A little research led me to try this Visible Dust cleaning kit. So easy to use and so effective. My sensor is perfectly clean again!

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                                                                5.0

                                                                It worked Great!

                                                                By dY

                                                                from Albuquerque, NM

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                                                                Pros

                                                                • Easy to Use

                                                                Cons

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                                                                    Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

                                                                    I used this kit on my Sony NEX 7. I first used the Sensor Scope and then cleaned my sensor. It was so easy to do myself. I highly recommend it. B&H customer service suggested it to resolve my sensor dust issue. We travel often so I needed to learn to do it myself.

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                                                                    4.0

                                                                    Good Product!

                                                                    By Steve

                                                                    from Philadelphia, PA

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                                                                    Pros

                                                                    • Compact
                                                                    • Easy to Use

                                                                    Cons

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                                                                        Comments about VisibleDust 1.6x Sensor Brush Cleaning Kit:

                                                                        I had some visible dust on my sensor that kept ruining a lot of my pictures. I opted to clean my sensor myself (since I plan on buying a new body in the near future, I figured it would be a good learning experience), and it took the dust right off. There still seems to be few EXTREMELY small pieces of dust on the sensor which is why I gave it 4 stars, but overall, I'd say it got the job done.

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