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SENSOR CLEANING

We are proud to say that our sensor cleaning is one of the best available.

This service includes cleaning of dust accessed from the camera’s chamber. 

To this end, we meticulously clean the sensor with certified cleaning fluids and swabs until the dust has entirely disappeared*.

You will have your camera given back to you with its sensor in the same state as when it came out of the factory. We confirm the operations involved in testing using image processing software.

If you want to check your sensor

Here are the steps to follow if you want to check the cleanliness of your sensor. First, you must set your camera to the following parameters:

  • Set your camera to manual focus, on infinity

  • Set your program mode on AV : Aperture Value and your aperture to f16

  • ISO 100

Sensor Cleaning

Hold your camera upright, lens facing your computer screen, making sure you previously set your screen background to white or light gray and take a picture.

Then look at the image directly on the LCD screen of your device. Enlarge the image to the maximum value and go about it looking for specs, round spots, traces of sorts or even “hair”.

If you see either of these, then you need a cleaning. We will be happy to do it for you!

Finally, in order to do a great job, we will need to change the ISO and the camera aperture to have the clearest image possible to see all the dust. Also note that since we keep all the photos before / after, we can not keep RAW files as this would take up too much disk space on our servers. This is why your camera will be set to JPEG.

Sensor cleaning pricing

CAMERA SENSOR CLEANING

(We clean all sensors without any exceptions)

Service
$40
Regular DSLR sensor [regular service two working days between Monday and Friday]
$40
Within 24 hours – depending on availability [call us before]
$60
Defiled camera [in the eventuality of excessive amount of time and materials needed to guarantee our quality service]*
additional $20
Medium format HD sensor [regular service two working days between Monday and Friday]
$80
Point & shoot camera [regular service 3 weeks]
price must be submitted to evaluation

* * * Bring a charged battery and a empty card (if you want to see before / after cleaning) * * *

AND WHY NOT

Service
Price
Firmware check-up: verifying if firmware is up to date
5$
Actual firmware updating: after verification and determining an update is required. Doing it.
15$

* We take pictures of all the sensors we clean before and after. To show you the excess dirt, we can take the time to show you your sensor before / after vs other sensors that we have cleaned. You can then immediately conclude that your sensor and your camera was much dirtier than the vast majority of cameras we receive.

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