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VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs

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Product Highlights
  • Used to Clean Digital Camera Sensor
  • For Camera Sensor up to 24mm
  • Removes Hardest Stains on First Swipe
  • Removes Lubricant or Oil Type Stains

The VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away contains a 1ml bottle of Smear Away and 4 green 1.0x Vswab. It is a designed to clean the hardest lubricant or oil stains. It cleans a digital camera sensor up to 24mm and has a strong anti fog capability. It removes the smear on the first swipe. It has an anti-scratch component that prevents contaminants from scratching the sensor while cleaning. The very strong lubricant and oil remover removes the toughest stain and is a non-flammable and non-alcoholic, pollen remover.

Kit contains 1ml bottle of Smear Away and 4 green 1.0x Vswab
Removes smear on first swipe
Anti-scratch component prevents contaminants from scratching the sensor while cleaning
Very strong lubricant and oil remover removes the toughest stain
Non-flammable and non-alcoholic, pollen remover
Cautionary notes
  • The VisibleDust sensor cleaning solutions and swabs are calibrated to work together to produce optimal and safe results. Please do not use alternative solutions with this swab. A simple grain of quartz which is found in cheaper solutions is enough to produce an expensive scratch on the low pass filter. These solutions are manufactured to the highest standard of quality that is practiced in pharmaceutical industries.

  • VisibleDust solutions are calibrated for normal evaporative rates:
    To keep the swab moist at all time to reduce the risk of scratches
    To increase the cleaning power, less swabbing more economical
    To reduce friction by being moist all times during swabbing

  • The potential risk of fast evaporative solutions used as sensor cleaning is the following:
    An increase in the risk of damage and stress to sensor coating by using premature dry swab
    A great reduction in cleaning power by shortening the contact time between contaminants and solution due to the increased evaporation rate of the solution
    An increase in friction by using a premature drying swab, resulting in static charge build up leading to an even greater dust accumulation on the sensor

  • These cleaning liquids are intended to be placed on the swab first, so the concern for liquid seeping through the sensor is not valid or accurate. On the other hand, the disadvantages of a generic brand for fast evaporative liquid used for sensor cleaning may in fact cause damage to the sensor by requiring repeat swabbing and is not recommended.

VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs
  • Bottle of 1ml Smear Away
  • 4 x Green 1.0x Vswabs
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    VisibleDustEZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs
     
    4.3

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Reliable (5)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (5), Semi-professional (5), Enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Safe and Very Effective

      I ordered this to get rid of what I believed was grease spot on my dSLR sensor (more accurately, the low pass filter in front of the filter). I first tried using LensPen's...Read complete review

      I ordered this to get rid of what I believed was grease spot on my dSLR sensor (more accurately, the low pass filter in front of the filter). I first tried using LensPen's SensorKlear II. While it was effective in getting all the dust out, and even reducing the grease smudge, it didn't get the spot completely out. Not wanting to repeatedly scrub the low pass filter, I went ahead and used this wet method. It got rid of everything in just one pass. It left a tiny streak (or was it a fiber from the swab?) but I used the SensorKlear II to get that. And just like that my sensor was spotless.

      Given the tiny opening in the bottle, it is difficult to get the drops out. I just ended up gently touching the opening with the two corners of the swab and the swab soaked just the right amount of the solution.

      One other note on the swab. It seems to have been sized for a full frame camera, so you won't be able to sweep from side to side if you have a dx sensor like I do. But just sweep the sensor from top to bottom and the thing works wonderfully.

      Highly recommend it.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good, but didn't work for me though

      First time user. Found a couple of dark black spots on my sensor. When I tried to clean it, it left a smudge. Researched online and order this one to remove the smudge...Read complete review

      First time user. Found a couple of dark black spots on my sensor. When I tried to clean it, it left a smudge. Researched online and order this one to remove the smudge on sensor surface. Watched a few youtube videos, then gave this one a try. It did a good job of clearing away the smudge at the middle of sensor. But, left a lot of new ones at the sides and edges. Had to take it back to a local camera store, to clean it :(. May be I am not trained enough to do it!

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      1.0

      Smear all the WAY

      By Canon PRO

      from NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Handle App
        • Inconsistent Results
        • Ridiculous Streaks
        • Wasted Solution Accident

        Best Uses

          Comments about VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs:

          Mini solution bottle Difficult to handle / apply on swab. Poured out/ Wasted solution/ accidentally over applying solution to swab. Made sensor have ridiculous streaks. Did not clean well at all. Had to use all swabs to get a semi clean sensor...cheap kit.

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          5.0

          easy to clean sensor

          By Dienson

          from South CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Cleaned

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs:

              easy to clean sensor, just take about 3 mins for done

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              4.0

              Not a precision tool

              By ckingphoto

              from Alberta

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to use

              Cons

              • Expensive
              • Inconsistent Results
              • Leaves Streaks

              Best Uses

              • Light Duty Cleaning
              • Quick Cleaning

              Comments about VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs:

              Easy to use, works well but it's not a precision tool (at least in a beginners hands).

              It does leave streaks and little drops behind and it didn't remove stubborn dirt.

              Note, this works well with new cameras that have non-stick coatings on the clear filter that blocks the sensor...

              Not so on my Canon EOS 5D... the swab was sticky and left streaks and smear marks all over the sensor.

              I bought this to clean my 5D and 5D2, I had to use two swabs per camera and they're still not clean.

              Seems it's better for general maintenance rather than a heavy duty cleaning.

              It's also very expensive for what you get.

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              3.0

              Good, but didn't work for me though

              By MakNet

              from Orange County, CA

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs:

                  First time user. Found a couple of dark black spots on my sensor. When I tried to clean it, it left a smudge. Researched online and order this one to remove the smudge on sensor surface. Watched a few youtube videos, then gave this one a try. It did a good job of clearing away the smudge at the middle of sensor. But, left a lot of new ones at the sides and edges. Had to take it back to a local camera store, to clean it :(. May be I am not trained enough to do it!

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                  5.0

                  Amazing product!!

                  By Sharis

                  from Gurnee, IL

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs:

                    I had lot of dust sticking to my camera sensor and was causing spots on images. I bought this wet cleaning kit and it worked like a charm.

                    Easy to use as the instructions are provided with the kit. It clears all dust with out any trace and marks.

                    Amazing product!! Thanks B&H Photo Video and Visible Dust.

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                    4.0

                    Easy to use

                    By seaweed1893

                    from Greenville, SC

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs:

                        Easy to use. It worked great. Quickly took away the oil spots on the sensor. There were visible streaks when I used it, but they dried and were not seen in any of the test pictures.

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                        3.0

                        It worked but it took all 4 swabs

                        By John Golden Frames and Fotos

                        from Winston Salem, NC

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Use

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs:

                            I used this kit on my Canon 5D. I ended up using all 4 swabs to get the sensor clean. I followed the directions explicitly. So...I am giving this three starts because it took all four swabs to do the job. I would only recommend this with the understanding that you may use the entire kit to clean a single sensor.

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                            5.0

                            I would buy this product again and again

                            By Paul

                            from Gulf Shores,AL

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs:

                                Works good.

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                                5.0

                                Easy to use

                                By Steve

                                from Washington D.C.

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                • Price

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use

                                Comments about VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs:

                                Used to clean image sensor

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                                4.0

                                Cleans the sensor as advertised

                                By White Coil

                                from Philly, PA

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Few Swabs

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use

                                Comments about VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs:

                                The product is easy to use—just add some of the fluid to the swabs and swipe your sensor. It removes dust and other junk off your sensor and the fluid doesn't streak if you're careful during cleaning.

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                                5.0

                                The price was right for all it did.

                                By lambones

                                from Forsyth Missouri

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs:

                                  This sensor cleaner kit was the right choice and the right price. Easy to use and it did an excellent job. I recommend this product to any one.

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                                  4.0

                                  Removed grease smear as advertised

                                  By MJSfoto1956

                                  from Boston MA

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs:

                                      I have a new D800 (which I'm crazy about). I noticed some spots and thinking that a wet cleaner was the way to go, I purchased Visible Dust's "Sensor Clean" cleaner with green swabs. Imagine my horror that instead of a clean sensor I had a big ugly smear on it -- even after using all four swabs with the appropriate amount of "Sensor Clean" fluid on them! Taking a chance, I immediately ordered the Smear Away kit (also from Visible Dust). After just two swipes with the green swabs + "Smear Away" I had a spotless sensor back. Lesson to learn: with brand-new cameras that might have oil/grease spots on the sensor, don't use "Sensor Clean" initially as it just can't cope with the oil/grease drops. Instead use "Smear Away" which does the job precisely. My hope is that eventually the drops of oil/grease just stop happening and then I can go back to just removing the occassional dust spot.

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                                      5.0

                                      Safe and Very Effective

                                      By ramghaprod

                                      from Petaluma, CA

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs:

                                            I ordered this to get rid of what I believed was grease spot on my dSLR sensor (more accurately, the low pass filter in front of the filter). I first tried using LensPen's SensorKlear II. While it was effective in getting all the dust out, and even reducing the grease smudge, it didn't get the spot completely out. Not wanting to repeatedly scrub the low pass filter, I went ahead and used this wet method. It got rid of everything in just one pass. It left a tiny streak (or was it a fiber from the swab?) but I used the SensorKlear II to get that. And just like that my sensor was spotless.

                                            Given the tiny opening in the bottle, it is difficult to get the drops out. I just ended up gently touching the opening with the two corners of the swab and the swab soaked just the right amount of the solution.

                                            One other note on the swab. It seems to have been sized for a full frame camera, so you won't be able to sweep from side to side if you have a dx sensor like I do. But just sweep the sensor from top to bottom and the thing works wonderfully.

                                            Highly recommend it.

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                                            5.0

                                            Must have in your gear bag.

                                            By Jeff - denash

                                            from St. Louis

                                            About Me Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday use
                                              • Traveling

                                              Comments about VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs:

                                              Perfect size kit for your gear bag or routine cleans. Cleans your sensor perfectly.

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                                              5.0

                                              GREAT PRODUCT!

                                              By NIKKY FROM MELBOURNE

                                              from MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home

                                                Comments about VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs:

                                                GREAT PRODUCT! use this on a fairly dirty Canon 30D sensor, need to use few sticks, but works like a charm! Quick and easy to use, save time and cost to send to canon center.

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                                                5.0

                                                All gone in one wipe

                                                By DigitalWillD

                                                from Nebraska City

                                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Landscape Photography
                                                  • Macro Photography
                                                  • Portraits
                                                  • Studio

                                                  Comments about VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs:

                                                  I've used my Arctic Butterfly for some time to clean my sensor but lately I had some spots that weren't coming off and it was getting worse. I had hoped I'd never have to do a wet cleaning because it seemed like that was more risky. I tried this little kit first to see how it would work and how long it would last. It was easy. There weren't even many instructions. The spots are gone!

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Works, worth a try

                                                  By Bruce

                                                  from Hilton Head, SC

                                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Reliable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Tough spot removal

                                                    Comments about VisibleDust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit with Smear Away and 4 Green 1.0x Vswabs:

                                                    Had something on my sensor that wasn't coming off with the Arctic butterfly so needed to try a wet clean product. V Dust plus didn't get it done so I tried Smear Away and it got it off on one pass.

                                                    Product is a little pricey this way (four swabs only) but it is a nice small package to use to try wet cleaning. If you will be doing more than an occasional clean then I suggest you spend some more and get the bigger bottles and swab packages.

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