We can clean the majority of interchangeable lens camera sensors in as little as 1 hour using a wet clean. For that reason its the most effective and safest way to clean for your camera’s sensor.
Almost any camera that has access to the camera sensor can be cleaned. Including micro four thirds, cropped APS-C sensors, full frame DSLR sensors and medium format cameras.
If you are noticing dark spots showing up on your images, chances are there’s certainly dirt on your image sensor. Therefore the things to look out for are small dust specs, larger opaque circles on the rear element and hair particles.
Digital sensors are magnets for dust therefore professional maintenance is important. There are steps that can be taken to avoid exposure, but, dust build-up is inevitable, which is why sensor cleaning becomes necessary maintenance on a regular basis. Finally we recommend a sensor clean every 6 months.
One quick tip to help you keep as little dust from your sensor as possible. Turn your camera off when changing your lenses. Try and keep your camera facing downwards and out of dusty and windy conditions. Replace any body caps and lens caps as quickly as possible and you’re winning.
All Cleaning Services are done on the same day within 1 hour.
On average a sensor clean can take upto 30mins. This can depend on the availability of staff. We normally suggest 1 hour after dropping in your camera to the shop therefore giving us enough time to have your camera cleaned and ready for collection.
For interchangeable Cameras our sensor cleaning service starts at £50. Most noteworthy we do offer packages to include other cleaning services and maintenance for your camera and lenses.
With every interchangeable camera purchased at Campkins, we do offer a free sensor clean which is valid one year after purchase. For that reason, simply bring it in a year after purchase with your receipt and we will have it cleaned within the hour.
Our sensor cleaning service for DSLR’s starts at £50/60 – depending on whether it’s a cropped or full frame camera.
First of all sensor cleaning does have it’s risks, but as long as you do it the right way, you shouldn’t have any problems. Therefore having it cleaned by us is ultimately the easier option and quicker too.
First of all set your camera to its lowest ISO (usually 100 or 200) and proceed to switch off the auto focus on your camera and lens. Now set your aperture to the largest number available for your lens. (Usually f/16 or f/22).
If you are outside, point your camera up at the clear blue sky and take a picture. If you are indoors, find plain white paper, zoom in all the way so that the paper fits the whole frame, then make sure that the lens is completely out of focus and take a picture.
Finally using the rear LCD, zoom in on the image, scroll from left to right and top to bottom all over the image and see if you can find any dark spots. If you cannot see any, your sensor is clean. If you see dark spots like the ones above, then your sensor almost certainly has dust on it.
We can clean your camera sensor for you. For that reason simply drop it in with us and we will have it ready for you within 1 hour ready for collection.
Furthermore if your are not from Cambridge you can post it in to us and we will have your camera posted back to asap. (P&P charges may apply).
We recommend cleaning your camera sensor every 6 months. However those who have been to the beach or hot dusty, sandy environments will find plenty of dirt on their camera sensor and recommend having it clean soon after.