Articles
   
       
       
Pics/Video
   
       
       
Shop
Search
 
 
 
 
 
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WAKE WORLD HOME
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > Video and Photography

Share 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       12-07-2007, 4:34 PM Reply   
anyone know of a good shop in sd to get the sensors on my d70 cleaned?

thanks.
Old    Peter_C (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       12-07-2007, 4:51 PM Reply   
There is a write up on Nikonians on how to clean it. Just make darn sure the battery is fully charged (A/C power is even better) and the mirror lock up is engaged.
Old    Phantom (phantom5815)      Join Date: Jul 2002       12-08-2007, 5:03 AM Reply   
Nelsons downtown on India. Biggest name for photography in San Diego,
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       12-08-2007, 12:06 PM Reply   
Joe I read somewhere that if you lock down your sensor and piss in it and then go buy a Canon, it works a lot better. haha.

Plus Canon is in socal and you can send yours in to them to clean it.









Like you really thought I had something good to say hahaha

(Message edited by antbug on December 08, 2007)
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       12-08-2007, 12:10 PM Reply   
fixed
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       12-08-2007, 12:11 PM Reply   

quote:

Like you really thought I had something good to say




nope. that's exactly what i expected from you.
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       12-08-2007, 1:11 PM Reply   
I wish I could find the shot of a guy cleaning his Canon 1 series with his Tshirt!

Joe, get some sensor swabs, eclipse and do it yourself. (Anyone that can build a dollylama should be able to do it themselves) Plus everytime I had mine done by Canon it came back worst then when I sent it in.

The first couple of time it takes a few extra swabs but once you're comfortable with it it's a piece of cake plus I don't think it voids the Nikon warranty like it does with the Canons.
Old    Blake Hughes (blake_hughes)      Join Date: May 2004       12-16-2007, 2:45 AM Reply   
Better late, than never...

I had my 30D cleaned/repaired at Pro Photo Repair (858)277-3700. I'd recommend them to anyone... Very professional, very helpful.

Pro Photo Repair

-Blake
Old    Blabelmooch (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       12-19-2007, 8:17 AM Reply   
Blake how much was it? I called awhile back (another place though) and it was pretty damn expensive.

I'm willing to try it again myself.

Rich:

Do you have product recommendations and a link to a tutorial on how to do it right? I tried it awhile back and just used the instructions in my 20D manual.
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       12-19-2007, 8:14 PM Reply   
http://www.copperhillimages.com/index.php?pr=Tutorials

Sensor swabs are more expensive then buying his tool and making them yourself but I like their convenience. There are 2 types of Eclipse out there now, the newer Canon sensors may require Eclipse 2.

I'd get a rocket blower and blow out the box with the opening facing down before swabbing in case there's a gritty piece stuck to your sensor. The first time is a bit intimidating and takes a couple of tries, after that it get's much easier.
Old    Blabelmooch (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       12-20-2007, 4:59 PM Reply   
Thanks Rich, I ordered the kit and the rocket blower. I am long overdue and my daytime landscape shots are starting to look pretty bad.
Old    Blake Hughes (blake_hughes)      Join Date: May 2004       12-20-2007, 10:34 PM Reply   
Blabel,

I don't know how much it was, my receipt isn't very detailed. My bill total was $150... But along with the CCD(?) and top cover cleaning, my focusing fresnel was replaced.

I'm guessing the initial cost was $50, but I could be off... I can't remember. They did give me an estimate, which changed only if I allowed it to.

Hope that helps...
Old    Blabelmooch (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       12-21-2007, 6:55 PM Reply   
Thanks Blake.

Reply
Share 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 8:08 AM.

Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
Wake World Home

 

© 2012 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us