Cleaning Fluid Residue on Camera Sensor

D800 sensor cleaning

I have cleaned my digital camera sensors for the longest time, beginning with the D70, then the Fuji S5pro (the hybrid of Nikon D200 body and mechanics, with part Fuji electronics and sensor), and the venerable D700 that is still our main portrait camera. It has always been a relatively easy, fast and painless effort.

My cleaning process was mostly a combination of dry cleaning (with an Arctic Butterfly nylon brush) and wet cleaning (using the inexpensive “Eclipse” cleaning fluid, and Visible Dust’s green “Ultra MXD-100” swabs). It always worked, flawlessly. Sometimes it took 2-3 swabs to get the sensor clean, but it was still very economical. Continue reading “D800 sensor cleaning”

Real-world 70-300VR on D800 example

Much has been said about how demanding the D800 is towards lenses. Only the best ones will do, etc. etc. – that contradicts with my goals of staying light (which means slow lenses) and flexible (which means zoom lenses) when hiking. Trust me, a camera, three lenses (16-35/24-120/70-300), a tripod and accessories can become somewhat heavy when you’re on a 24km (15 mile) day hike… 😛 Continue reading “Real-world 70-300VR on D800 example”