Modern Cameras have sensor cleaning automatically (done by fast shaking). However you can still get dirt on your sensor which wont shift with shaking and might require a moist clean.
We use the kind of cleaner where you slide fabric (called a swab) over the sensor using eclipse fluid. Although you can use a size smaller than the sensor and pull it across a few times it is recommended that you get one which fits your sensor width, so they come in 3 sizes. The problem is that it can be very difficult to work out which size is right for your particular camera – photography equipment sellers name a few but leave you in the air for most cameras.
here is a link on the main manufacturers website which has a good chart of cameras and which size to get:
If you prefer the cheaper digipads (which have 5 sizes) then here are some equivalents
Digipad type 1 – same as size 2 on link above
type 2 – same as size 1 on link above – APS-C size sensors. Fujifilm S1 Pro, S2 Pro, S3 Pro
type 3 is also size 1 on the link above – including Canon EOS 1D, 1D Mark II.
Type 4 – Canon EOS 1Ds, 1Ds Mark II, 5D mkII – Full Frame – same as size 3 on link above
Type 5 is for older sizes like eos 350D, 400D – slightly smaller APS-C sensors
note that they can’t fit every sensor exactly but will do most cameras. If you are a stickler for correctness the digipad website will let you state which camera you have a they will choose the swab for you (you might think that they are all the same from the website front – you have to root around to the customer information page to find this out – not impressive web design)
note also: a cheaper tryout option – getting a starter kit with included eclipse fluid.
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