As any professional photographer will know, the build-up of dust on a DSLR sensor can have an adverse effect on the final shot, especially apparent in light areas of the scene when a small aperture is used and the image is viewed at a high resolution. DSLR sensors are a magnet for dust so professional maintenance is very important. While there are steps that can be taken to avoid exposure, dust build-up is inevitable, which is why sensor cleaning becomes necessary on a regular basis.
Here at Fixation, we offer a quick, professional sensor-cleaning service that is second to none, providing the safest and most effective way to remove dust from the entire mirror box area and restore clarity to your images. Our technicians go the extra mile to ensure a thorough clean, undertaking the following steps each time:
|Nikon Full Frame||Canon Full Frame||Nikon Crop Sensor||Canon Crop Sensor|
|D5, D4, D4s||1DX||D2X/S, D2H/S||1D Mk II, 1D MK III, 1D MK IV, 1D MK IIn|
|D3, D3s, D3X||1Ds, 1Ds MK II, 1Ds MK III||D300, D300s, D200, D100||7D, 7D mk II|
|D700, D800, D810||5D, 5D MK II, 5D MK III||D40/X, D50, D70/s, D80, D90||20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D|
|D600, D610||5Ds, 5DsR, 6D||D7000, D7100, D7200||300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D|
|D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500||1000D, 1100D, 1200D|
|D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300||All Rebel and Kiss cameras|
We are often asked how often sensor cleaning is needed. There is no one answer to this question as it depends on the frequency of use and working environment that your camera is exposed to. We recommend you check your sensor by taking a picture of a clear background or blue sky with a small f-stop and checking the image at 100% on a computer. This should be done before any important job, event or trip away to make sure you have clear images when it’s most important.
Unfortunately we cannot offer a warranty on our sensor cleaning service as it is part of the nature of DSLR cameras that this phenomenon can occur at any time.
We can clean the sensors of most other DSLR or Mirrorless models, but these must be supplied with a fully charged battery and a lens for the full testing procedure.
Please note: We are only able to access and clean the sensors on cameras with user-detachable lenses. We do not have the facilities to clean compact cameras. If you feel that dust is disrupting your images, contact the manufacturer’s service department.