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    Posted: 11 April 2019 at 04:06
So it finally happened to me. MY beloved A7II has a dust blob on the sensor (see below) so I ordered some FF sensor cleaning swabs and solution (ones recommended by Tony Northrup on his youtube channel) and am going to clean my sensor this weekend. It seems pretty self explanatory but any advice/pointers would be welcome.
I understand I should turn my camera on and enter cleaning mode and activate which vibrates the sensor and turns IBIS off and clean it like that but any other guidance or advice would be most welcome. Specifically is it best just to let the sensor air dry or is another pass with a dry swab preferable? Also a pass both ways left to right and right to left or all passes in one direction only?
(I am a little nervous)

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The solution will dry before you know it. Always use a wet pad and I'll go one in each direction and then test and it usually takes a few passes to get all the spots. Give it a good blow down with a rocket blower first with the camera pointing down but first put a tissue over the blower nozzle and test it to make sure it isn't spitting out little specks of rubber. I pulled the nozzle from my blower and stretched a piece of nylon hosiery over the base of it then put it back together so that the nylon acts as a filter.
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I think the blob may have actually been on one of my lenses - cleaned it well with a cloth and lens pen and it seems to be gone.


HAd a royal scare though - it is a manual lens and when I removed it and put anothe standard lens back on my camera it wsn't responding properly - wasn't reading memory card , would n't shutter release or give live preview in finder or back - menu functions worked but no picture taking or reviewing. Tried several memory cards and Wouldn't format or read any cards etc. though my camera was busted out of nowhere. Tried a full reset without any luck. Had the bright idea to remove the battery and replace it and the second i took the battery out then put it back in everything worked perfect again - whew!
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