Once again, we had a good turnout.
Kevin brought his Nikon in for a more rigorous sensor clean. Last weeks effort with the Visible Dust Arctic Butterfly couldn’t remove the crud on the sensor, so I brought along my illuminate Loupe magnifier , some Eclipse sensor cleaning fluid and pec-pads. Unfortunately I forgot my tiny spatula to wrap the pec-pad around. After a bit of head scratching I cut out a custom sized spatula from some offcuts of mounting board and wrapped the pec-pad around that. Just two little drops on the pad are needed.
Kevin took off the lens and from the Nikon menu, operated the mirror lockup. A word of warning here. Don’t embark on this process without a fully charged battery.
A steady single light wipe with minimal pressure was all that was needed. Too much fluid and the sensor would be soaked. Being alcohol based, it soon evaporated. A quick look in the Loupe and it was like new. Camera was then switched off and lens refitted. Job done.
As usual a number of memory sticks appeared on the computer desk containing photographs for critique. It was good to see a new member, Mike, submitting some of his.
A reminder was given about the arrangement for Saturday’s outing to Benburb with Sean Barden. I overlooked Eddies request to demonstrate the Vibrance control in Camera Raw, and he had buzzed off home early so it will have to wait until Wednesday.