DSLR Cleaning in Brisbane
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    DSLR Cleaning in Brisbane

    by magnum » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:40 pm

    Have a Canon EOS 600D, now a good couple of years old and thought it would be a good time for first service/clean. Any thoughts/recommendations of a good firm in Brisbane for this?
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    Re: DSLR Cleaning in Brisbane

    by LOZ » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:37 pm

    Calm down its not real life its a internet forum:)
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    Re: DSLR Cleaning in Brisbane

    by gerry » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:02 pm

    whilst I agree with the self cleaning for the sensor, it is actually pretty easy but when it comes to getting a 'service' for anything further, then a good camera specialist is recommended. That said, I have never sent anything for service and always cleaned sensor, body, bayonet etc myself and not had a problem..
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    Re: DSLR Cleaning in Brisbane

    by GeoffM » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:55 pm

    For a sensor clean, DIY.

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    Re: DSLR Cleaning in Brisbane

    by Wasasaw » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:19 pm

    Hmmm - Not sure as to the motivation behind this question.

    Have not heard of the term "preventative" maintenance used in this context.

    Never thought of my cameras as being items which would require a "service" unless an actual fault existed be they 1, 5 or 10 years old.

    As for a clean just dust of the outside regularly, internally a giotto's rocket will remove the dust from your mirror and focus screen (and I have found to work for the sensor as well).

    You have not indicated that you have any bunnies on your sensor so I would suggest leave well enough alone.

    Not poo pooing your thought just that money is generally hard come by and is better off in your own pocket if it does not have to go into someone else's unnecessarily.

    Just my two bob's worth

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    Re: DSLR Cleaning in Brisbane

    by magnum » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:13 am

    Wasasaw wrote:Hmmm - Not sure as to the motivation behind this question.

    Have not heard of the term "preventative" maintenance used in this context.

    Never thought of my cameras as being items which would require a "service" unless an actual fault existed be they 1, 5 or 10 years old.

    As for a clean just dust of the outside regularly, internally a giotto's rocket will remove the dust from your mirror and focus screen (and I have found to work for the sensor as well).

    You have not indicated that you have any bunnies on your sensor so I would suggest leave well enough alone.

    Not poo pooing your thought just that money is generally hard come by and is better off in your own pocket if it does not have to go into someone else's unnecessarily.

    Just my two bob's worth

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    I don't see the issue here or the reason for the quoted post. A car runs best where it is regularly serviced, DVD players need a regular laser lens clean, if you want your camera(s) to perform at its best why wouldn't you have it serviced from time to time. It is just being proactive. I notice that the Canon Professional Service provides for clean and check regularly (see http://www.canon.com.au/Professional/About-Canon-Professional-Services). Whether you get it done I suppose is a matter of economics (cost/benefit really) or personal choice but that doesn't make the question (or this thread) irrational. It is just, in my books, protecting your investment, whether it be a $7.5K ID-X, a $1K 7D or a $600 600D.
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    Re: DSLR Cleaning in Brisbane

    by Wasasaw » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:15 pm

    Sorry - didn't mean to imply you are irrational.

    Was just giving my opinion based on many years of shooting in the motor-sport environment where conditions can be a bit on the harsh side.

    Getting to and from these events does mean my car maintenance comes around too fast for my liking though.

    As with anything in life if you feel the need and it makes you feel good.....

    Again sorry for the angst

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