How to clean the camera sensor whether its a cropped or full frame DSLR or mirrorless digital camera. In this video, I share my thoughts on the Aurora Camera Care Kit. The kit includes camera sensor cleaning swabs, both wet and dry. Enough to clean your camera a handful of times. It also includes two sets of cleaning clothes, both wet and dry, to clean all of your lenses twice. Camera cleaning is easy with this kit. This is a camera cleaning kit review and mini lens cleaning tutorial and camera cleaning tips.
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Cleaning your camera sensor has become a lot easier over the years because there have been a lot of products to simplify sensor cleaning that and the fact that cameras now include automated sensor cleaning in the camera itself really has also helped that process. Now in camera sensor cleaners are not really going to clean the center of liquids spot, but it does help drop the dust by using an anti-static type thing, uh, in the sensor. It does that and sort of does this little vibration and the dust drops. But when you have a liquid spot, you need something a little bit more robust, a little bit more specific to, to that job, to that task. That’s where stuff like this comes in handy. He, this is Scott Wyden Kivowitz, a storyteller with a camera talking about all the things photographers like you and I are thinking about. In this video we’re going to be talking about the Aurora Camera Care Kit.
Now for years I have been using this. This is from Delkin. This is the sensor scope, and when now run, when I ran out of the swabs and whatnot that came in this kit, I had to keep buying the swabs and stuff, but there’s something in this kit that is really handy, really useful for cleaning or center and the cool part is I can use the what’s in here with what’s in here. The first thing I want to show you what’s in here is this. This is the center’s scope and this is actually something that you would take off the covers for the blend caps basically, and you would then put on a light like so and you can actually see deep into your sensor to see close up close any dust and liquid spots that are on your sensor. Also in this kit is a little vacuum that can suck up any dust.
Now hopefully you don’t have any dust because you’re using this dust off thing and hopefully they’re using one of those squeeze air pumps, not a canned air in order to get out any dust that on your sensor. Of course, this kit also came with center swabs and liquid, which you run out of after a while because you’re hoping, if you’re using your camera on a regular basis, you’re probably getting some dust and liquid spots on your center, so you’ve been using that. And then you need some new swabs and liquid my buddy Joseph Christina, just click right there to see his channel. Joseph as actually created this product called Aurora. Camera care is the camera sensor and lens cleaning kit. And this one in particular is made for full frame mirrorless and digital SLR. So let’s open this up and see what’s inside. So first things first, I can see that there is some beautiful packaging.
Look at the insight of this. Look how nice that’s all laid out. Now it’s all sort of stacked on top of each other and with a little bit of that like sticky glue that comes off easily. But it’s also everything is wrapped in these little packages. Each swab is individual. I’m not even showing it to you. Eat Swab is individual. You’ve got the dry cloth, you have the wet cloth. And um, so there’s one, two, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, wet and dry cloths it looks like, and a bunch of wet and dry, wet, dry swabs, sorry, and a bunch. And for total wet and dry cloth. Now the back of this does have the instructions, it tells you how to use it and to not reuse when you use it, do you throw them away when they’re done? So this part is meant to be the disposable part.
That’s why I use it with, I use my swabs and whatnot with the Delkin scope because that way I can reuse the electronics part to see up close in the sensor. Now I’m not going to do a full video on how to actually do this because this is something that there are instructions and videos on already. And uh, I will link to one of Joseph’s videos, hit with his instructions at the end of this video. Now you could do this without the delcon center’s scope. In fact, there are instructions on how to do it. And I do recommend if you don’t have a delta center scope following these instructions to see any spots you might have before you go out and purchase something as expensive as the Dell concenter scope. Basically what you’re going to do is put your camera in mirror lockup in center cleaning mode.
If it has one of those which will just pop up the mirror and opened the shutters that you see the sensor fully. You are going to open up the packaging for the wet and dry swabs, but you’re going to leave them in the packaging so that you don’t get any dust on them and no static or anything like that. You’re going to just leave them where they are, but you want them to be readily accessible so you can just take them out as quickly as possible when you need them. One to get the cleaning stuff underway. So there are wet and dry swabs. Okay. You, I think there would have to say there was 10. So you have a bunch of wet and dry swab. The swabs are for the sensor of your camera. It’s for the sensor of your camera, that way you’re not sticking anything sharp or anything inside of your camera.
You’re just using this very delicate swab in your sensor and one is wet to clean, to add the solution to the center and one is dry to wipe off the solution without leaving any traces of the solution or dust or the spots. The other thing you have which which are these, these bigger pads that is for your Lens. These are wet and dry cloths for your lens, and this will also use the solution that Joseph uses on his products to clean the glass perfectly on your lens and then dry it so that you see no residue or spots or like that. Now again, I am not going to do a full detailed close up video and how you clean the center, but I’m about to clean my sensor and a lender to so that you can see it in action. I can share my thoughts on how well this clean the center and how well it cleaned the lens.
Okay, so the first thing I’m going to do is put the Nikon d 50 in clean image sensor mode. I’m going to do clean now, and this is literally doing this like antistatic thing. It’s clearly emerged center right now. It’s going to drop any dust out of there, which would make it a little bit easier for me when actually go and do the swabbing. Next up, I got to get the floor ready again. Don’t use canned air. Now I want to go to lock the mirror up for cleaning. I’m going to hit start going to take off the Lens, pop it open. Now the center is completely exposed. The center is completely exposed. I’m going to take the Delkin sensor scope, put it on here and see how many spots I have because not a lot of spots going to just blow those out.
There’s really not any spots in there that I see. Basically what we do is we were now take the wet and the dry to take the wet one to open that. I take the dry one; we’re going to open that, leave them in there are then going to take.
Get that out of there during their little tight go and you’re going to wipe it. There’s little bit of Dustin I see in cool part is it is. Actually. I see the streaks from the wet. They do start dissolving. Okay. Now I’m going to take the dry. We’re going to dry it. Okay. Now look at the school queen.
I’m gonna. Turn it off. Now Center is cleaned. We’re going to put this down. We’re going to do the lens again. These swabs and the cloths are meant to be one time use, so after you’ve use them, you throw them away. Now this is one of those things that you would probably wind up doing as many of the lenders as you can. So I’m going to grab a couple more. Linda’s so I now have three lenses. I have the 24 to one slash 20. I had the 35 millimeter and I have the one. I’m going to clean the one, a five because I’m about to test the my up splash and I need macro
first. The wet cloth. Oh, cool. Material.
I don’t know what this is, but this is a cool material. I might even do my screen on this thing with this. Yeah, it’s a really nice material. Whatever it is. You did a good job
and it’s so
and it’s so liquidy that actually want to do more lenses. So I’m going to do more lenses with this because it is very, very liquidy.
All right, now let me take the dry.
Dry is the same material except it’s not soaked. So that’s pretty good. And it comes right off. Crystal clear. Whatever the solution that is in this and the material of the cloth is pretty good.
thing once you’re all done, put that lens back on. Alright, so there we go. That is, that is the Aurora Camera Care Kit from my buddy Joseph Christina. And uh, yeah, I did use the center scope because I want to, I like looking to see, you know, how um, how dusty and spotty the center really is. And yes, the center of my [inaudible] was not that bad, I didn’t really have to do this, but, uh, I want to put through tests and see if it did in fact clean. And it did in fact clean. There was one spot in there that had to come out. So I’m glad that was taken care of. Now. That’s why there’s more swabs because more often you’re going to be cleaning your sensor, then you’re going to be cleaning more often, you’re going to clean the sensor, then Ben, you would be cleaning the lenses. So there’s four really enough for two Lens cleanings for all of your lenses and enough for, I think six or so a center cleanings.
So I have to say thank you to Joseph for sending the Aurora Camera Care Kit. To me, I was very impressed with how well it did. Um, it’s quite affordable. I think it’s like $25 or so available on Amazon. I will link to that in the description below. And I also want to say thank you to the Mac or the warranty company. They partnered with me on all these videos and uh, I get an extended warranty on all of my cameras and lenses so that if I drop it or if it gets wet, water damage, it is covered. Their diamond warranty covers that damage and even offers sensor cleanings. If you were in the need of an extended warranty, check out the Mac world. I warranties they are available at a camera and electronic stores around the world. And if you liked this video, click that subscribe button below. Now. I published new videos every Monday and Thursday whenever possible. You don’t want to miss it.