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Old Saturday 2nd May 2015, 20:35   #1
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Sensor Cleaning

Advice, please on cleaning the sensor in my Olympus OMD -E5.
There is some smearing due to my hamfisted attempt to clean using a sable brush.
There seems to be conflicting advice regarding using commercial cleaning fluids vs breathing on to the sensor.
Any advice welcome
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Old Sunday 3rd May 2015, 05:12   #2
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no no just a little wet very soft cloth. then blow air.

i don't like cleaning solutions also for lenses.

but then i am not a pro so maybe you will get a better advise.
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Old Sunday 3rd May 2015, 14:01   #3
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Thank you ammadoux, I used my breath as a wetting agent and followed by gently using a Pentax micro fibre cloth, not recommended on one site I visited.
Tested my camera taking shots of the blue sky (honest!) and my car number plate. tested the sharpness on Olympus viewer by enlarginf the small print on the number plate and could read not only the dealer name but the post code which is even smaller. Just returned from Venice and learned how important it is to check the camera sensor and lens. Not certain whether the mark on some of the photos is due to dust on the sensor or a smudge on my standard zoom filter. Either way the sensor did look in need of a clean. I have also sent off for a wet kit, to clean the sensor. However like you I am wary of solutions, so will see what the solution is before use. Would be interested to know how fragile the sensor or it's protective cover is to cleaning methods. I will be much more careful when changing lenses in future.
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