Whats the best way to clean a CMOS Sensor?

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  1. Lolly

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    I have an EOS 350D that needs to have its sensor cleaned. What's the best method?
    I've heard of people using swabs and others who say you shouldn't put anything on it except air and if that doesn't work, send it to professionals.
    What do you all think?
     
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    I guess that depends on what it needs to be cleaned of. If dust, I recommend air - not canned but from a 'squeezy' blower. Hold the camera with the sensor facing the floor, and blow air in, and the dust should come off. Obviously if it's something other than dust or other small particles, i.e. liquid or something actually stuck to it, then you might want to look at the alternatives, but definitely try air first.
     
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    Giottos Rocket blower.

    If that doesn't get ti clean enough for you, than do a wet clean or have someone else do a wet clean for you.
     

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