I have never cleaned the sensors on my cameras since I’ve owned them.
1. I never thought about it.
2. When I changed lenses outside I just held my breath sure that that would somehow keep any dust from getting in there.
Then I read how to see if your sensor has stuff on it by simply taking a photo at f/22 of the sky or a white piece of paper and you see dark spots or are just finding yourself cloning out spots in the sky of photos shot at f/22 or what ever your lens’s highest aperture is.
Well that was me. So I took my cameras to get their sensors cleaned.
Mike was awesome and cleaned sensors for those of us who were too chicken to do it our selves. He started out by putting on gloves.
Then he wiped everything down.
He then locked up the mirror.
Took this blower thing
And blew it out careful to hold the camera up so the dust will fall out and not back in.
Then he took this looking thing, yeah, a magnifying glass sort of thing with a light
to look at the sensor and see if the blower thing did the trick.
Joe wasn’t chicken, he did his camera himself.
Next they got out a brush wiper thing,
and put drop on the wiper brush.
Mike carefully wiped it across just the sensor.
Then he used something called a lens pen that looks like it’s got a weird eraser on the end.
I think it’s sorta like a mini carpet sweeper and supposed to pick up stuff.
Got the blower back out
Then he used what looked to me to be an ordinary paint brush and brushed out any thing left in there.
Put the lens back on, took a look at the sky and we were good to go.