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Brush some goo on your sensor

Chris from the Tips From The Top Floor podcast at www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com recently released two podcasts (#185 and 186) on a product called Disco Film.

Discofilm is a product that is designed for cleaning the crap out of the grooves in record albums. If you don't know what a record album is you need to go away, you are too young to be here :)

Discofilm is a liquid that is brushed on to the record and it dries into a film that can be peeled off. When the film is peeled off it takes all the dust and crap that was embedded in the grooves.

Chris' guest discovered that this product was a great product for digital camera sensor cleaning. Please go to Chris' site and view the video podcast to see how it work.

The problem with Discofilm is that it's a German product that does not seem to be available in the rest of the world. After watching the video podcast (#185) and listening to the audio podcast (#186) I figured out that Discofilm is most likely a liquid latex rubber. ... and I just happed to have some in my garage. So an experiment was certainly in order.

As you can see from the photos below, my experiment was a sucess.

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If you are interested in using this technique to clean your sensor and want to use this material please keep in mind that I am not reccomending this technique or material ... I'm just telling you that my test (on a CD ROM) worked and left no residue.

The liquid latex I used is packaged by Woodland Scenics and sold in hobby shops that sell model railroading products. Here is a link to Woodland Scenics that will allow you to buy it online Click here for Woodland Scenics

Technorati Tags: Digital Photography, Allen Rockwell, Sensor, Clean, Sensor Cleaning


looks pretty good. i dunno if i wanna be the first to test this, though, hehe :)

I have a Canon Rebel 300D with dust in the sensor that can not be cleanned by using only the Canon blowing method.

As I live in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, and we can not have DISCOFILM here, I'm very interested in your or someone else experiment results in using liuid latex to clean a real sensor.


Francisco Bolivar Carneiro

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