How to clean your sensor? Get the best tools for the job is the start. After several decades in the photographic industry cleaning sensors ourselves we feel confident that our selected camera sensor cleaning products are the best available – Alpha cropped sensor cleaning swab.
Alpha (Blue) APS-C – 17mm APC-C (1 Piece)
DustPatrol’s Alpha Premium Cropped Sensor Cleaning Swabs provide the photographic community with a non-welded and non-glued sensor cleaning swab. These swabs are cleanroom manufactured and individually sealed in a plastic bag. This ensures a clean swab each and every time.
The swabs are folded, not welded. Welding the edges can leave sharp corners on the swab, so DustPatrol favour the folded material manufacturing process. The swabs also feature square corners that allow you to clean the edges of your sensor more efficiently than with the welded swab types with rounded corners.
The portion of the swab that’s doing the cleaning is the very top leading edge, not the sides. So DustPatrol have used the shortest paddle possible while still being able to use the folded material manufacturing process. This allows for greater visibility of the sensor while you clean.
- Shorter paddle – For minimal flexing and better visibility.
- Thicker handle – For less pressure and a better grip.
- Colour coded – Colour coding by size.
- Clean-room manufactured and packaged.
- More absorbent than polyester blend versions.
- Non abrasive and lint free.
- Folded, not glued.
- Folded, not welded – Cleans right to the sensor’s edge and avoids sharp corners on the swab.
Note: Alpha Premium Sensor Cleaning Swabs are designed to be used with cleaning fluid (Sold Separately) The swabs should never be used dry.
Remember! ALWAYS remove dry loose dust BEFORE swabbing your sensor.
Sensor Cleaning Kits
Further Information on Sensor Cleaning
For further information on how to clean your sensor then ready our main Sensor Cleaning page as a guide
Workshops on How To Clean Your Sensor
If you are feeling unsure of cleaning your own sensor we regularly run a How To Clean Your Sensor – Workshop which will leave you confident. It is both technical and practical. Half the course is given over to practise cleaning a sensor on a demo model.