How to Perform Sensor Cleaning Using “Sensor Gel Stick”?
All photographers must know a tool called “Sensor Gel Stick”. This is a very useful tool for cleaning your DSLR camera sensor easily and quickly. Thus, you do not need to come to a camera service center just to clean your camera’s sensor. You simply buy the tool in a camera store, and then you can do the cleaning by yourself. Perhaps, you do not know how to clean your DSLR camera sensor with this tool. Therefore, we would like to share with you about how to clean the camera sensor using Sensor Gel Stick. In this case, we will try to clean a Canon Digital camera.
You can follow these steps and get the best cleaning.
Step 1: Prepare the camera and the cleaning tool or your Sensor Gel Stick that you have bought.
Step 2: Prepare a white paper, and set your camera to aperture priority mode. Change to largest aperture figures, can be 11, 22, 29 or 32, customize it with your camera.
Step 3: Capture the white paper using the camera.
Step 1: After you have been photographing the white paper that you have prepared (it is important to level comparison of dirt on the sensor), so you can clean up the body camera first using a tissue or clean cloth.
Step 2: Once you think that the camera body is clean, then open the lens or lens cover and position the camera facing downwards.
Step 3: Before you use a sensor gel stick, then you can use a blower firstly. However, it is just an option. You can use the sensor gel stick directly.
Step 4: Use the sensor gel stick carefully by putting the gel on the sensor and then take it out. Here, you can see the dirt on the gel. You can try to put the gel on the sensor several times until you think that the sensor is cleaned up already.
Step 5: Finally, it is done. You can put the lens and the cover back, then capture the white paper for the second time, and compare it with the previous picture. Now, the camera works very well and no more dust around the sensor.
Well, those are several steps when you are going to clean up the sensor of your Canon DSLR camera by yourself. It is quite easy, right?
In summary, sometimes a sensor gel stick is really necessary for all of the photographers all around the world. By having a sensor gel stick, it means you can anticipate if someday the sensor of your camera gets in trouble and you finally can clean it up by yourself. Therefore, you are strongly recommended to buy this sensor gel stick if you don’t have it. You can get this tool in many camera stores for 40 dollars only. Imagine when you take your camera to a service center, there you will pay the service around 100 dollars. So, using this sensor gel stick can save more money, though.