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    Hi all Melbourne folk,

    Since I'm new to Melbourne and I have a very dirty 5D mk II sensor, I was wondering what my options are. Either where I can buy the tools to do it myself or who can do it for me and how much would they charge. I dropped into Teds Camera in Camberwell (since I was in the area) to see what was available. They had some do-it-yourself kits but they were 150 for 3 use once swabs. I thought a little pricy so I'm wondering what else might be available.

    All help appreciated.
    Last edited by Stephen Parker; 22-07-2011 at 06:16 PM.
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    You may be able to get your sensor cleaned fairly cheaply at Camera Exchange. I think they are in Box Hill now and from memory they charge about $60-$75

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    Stephen I would recomend you buy a decent kit and have a go yourself 150 for three swabs is just rude IMO plenty of stuff on youtube if you would like to view how the procedure is done, here is a link to the kit that I purchased and should last you many years kit no 3 is the one I have.

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    I agree with Mike. i think we probably own the same cleaning kit.
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    Howdy all,

    I am looking to get my camera professionally cleaned and I was wondering where to get it done. I live west of Melbourne so somewhere in Melbourne or Geelong would be ideal... I came across Camera Clinic in Collingwood while doing a search on the web and they seem reasonable.

    Can anyone recommend a place?

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    I've used Camera Clinic for camera cleaning & repairing a lens IS motor after an African Safari. Pretty good service.

    I haven't found anywhere in Geelong. What sort of cleaning is required?
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    Camera Clinic have a good reputation but if its just a sensor clean then I'd be tempted to buy a kit and do it myself

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    Do it your self, it's not that hard, buy the cleaning gear online, there's a few places around with good gear on line. I got my stuff from quality camera. You just need to realise there's 2 sorts of dirt, "dry" and wet" . You use a brush or similar on dry stuff and swabs and fluid on "Wet" stuff. You just need to be careful not to get oils on your brush.
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    Hi Stephen.
    If you do go to Camera Clinic, be prepared for a slow turnaround. They're very good at what they do, but can be tardy - try to pin them down for a firm return date for your gear....they do Pro servicing for Nikon, and pros get first priority. Now the tennis is over it may be a bit quieter.

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    Thanks for the comments everyone. Apologies for my late response, I haven't been able to get to a computer for a few days.

    I'm not really sure what cleaning is required, I have been getting quite a few frustrating dust spots on some images that are particularly noticeable at small apertures. Should I just do it myself?

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    Worth giving it a try at least I reckon Chris

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