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Digital Survival Kits

The Digital Survival Kit is all you need to keep your sensors and optics clean while on the road. The kit comes in a nylon pouch which has a belt loop on the back side.
Digital Survival Kits are available in Basic and Professional configurations.

The Basic Kit includes:
– 4 – Type 1 OR Type 2 OR Type 3 Sensor Swabs
– 10 – PEC*PADs
– 1 – e-wipe packet
– 0.5 fl. oz. Eclipse
– Jet black nylon zippered travel pouch

The Professional Kit includes:
– 12 – Type 1 OR Type 2 OR Type 3 Sensor Swabs
– 25 – PEC*PADs
– 4 – e-wipe packets
– 2.0 fl. oz. Eclipse
– 1 BrushOff
– Magnifyer
– Larger jet black nylon zippered travel pouch

E-Wipe

E-Wipes are conveniently packaged to combine an ultra pure lint-free wipe with a precise pre-measured amount of a sterile, highly refined alcohol mixture. When used as directed, e-wipes are safe to use on monochrome CCDs, scanners, optical mirrors and other sensitive electronic and photographic image-forming surfaces.

This convenient packaging also prevents over usage and contamination which can destroy an expensive component. When taken out of its originally sealed packet, the wipe contains no more than 5 parts per million of contaminants. When properly used e-wipes will dry instantly, leaving absolutely no residue!

To use, tear open a packet at notch and remove wipe. With a gentle flick of the wrist, the pad will unfold (this should be done with one hand to minimize handling). Lightly wipe across the surface to be cleaned in a single direction only. Do not go over a previously cleaned area with the same wipe, or re-use a wipe at any time, because the dirt collected may cause severe damage.

E-Wipes are recommended by manufacturers of digital cameras, scanners and other devices with critical cleaning requirements. This product meets or exceeds SEMI standards.

Not for use with Dye-On CCD chip.

PEC*PADs

PEC*PADs are extremely strong, lint-free and pure (99.999%) that it is almost impossible to scratch an emulsion with them. PEC*PADs are so soft that they can be safely used to clean all types of sensitive surfaces: Scanners, CD’s, mirrors, lenses, telescopes, etc. When PEC*PADs are used with PEC-12, they are ideally suited for cleaning photographic film and print emulsions.
The 4 x 4 inch (10 cm.sq.) wipes are perfect for cleaning 35mm and other small areas.

PEC*PADs are the ideal photo wipes for those who hate photo wipes! Before the inception of PEC*PADs, other photo wipes just fell apart, left lint and scratched emulsions. PEC*PADs are the only photo wipes that are extremely strong, lint-free and pure (99.999%) that it is almost impossible to scratch an emulsion with them. PEC*PADs are so soft that they can be safely used to clean all types of sensitive surfaces: Scanners, CD’s, mirrors, lenses, telescopes, etc. When PEC*PADs are used with PEC-12, they are ideally suited for cleaning photographic film and print emulsions.

PEC*PADs are available in two convenient sizes: The 4 x 4 inch (10 cm.sq.) wipes are perfect for cleaning 35mm and other small areas; the 9 x 9 inch (25 cm.sq.) wipes are best suited for larger film or print formats, murals, scanners, etc.

When properly used with Eclipse, PEC*PADs make it is possible to clean only the dirty portion of lens which eliminates the problem of “hazy swirls”. Simply dispense several drops of Eclipse onto a clean, folded PEC*PAD and lightly wipe surface in a single direction. Refold pad to expose a clean side and re-wipe as necessary. Other lens tissues may not work as well.

padboxWhat Are PEC*PADs?
They are a unique blend of fibers especially designed for photographic applications. PEC*PADs are smooth and soft, making them nonabrasive, strong and lint free. Our pads are 99.999% contaminant free! PEC*PADs come in two sizes: 1O cm (4″) square for small cleaning jobs (such as 35mm format) and 25 cm (9″) square for cleaning larger areas (medium and large format, prints, murals etc.).

You Can Use PEC*PADs on…
PEC*PADs can be safely used on all hardened photographic emulsions, including films and papers. Extreme care must be used with 35mm chromogenic film because the base of these films are very easily scratched. PEC*PADs can also be used on coated or uncoated photographic lenses, binoculars and telescopes without scratching delicate coatings. When gently used, PEC*PADs are safe to clean plexiglass and are ideal for cleaning picture frames, glass, CD’s etc.!

How to use PEC*PADs?
Put the image to be cleaned onto a sheet of glass (light table) or onto the emulsion side of a clean old scrap RC print. Spray a few drops of PEC-12 onto a clean PEC*PAD. With the gentle pressure of two or three extended fingers start at the far end of the film/print to be cleaned, and smoothly move your fingers toward you in a straight line removing contaminants from the emulsion by transferring them to the PEC*PAD. Extremely grimy stains (such as laser separation oil) may need a second or even a third pass (using a clean PEC*PAD and additional PEC-12). Any material applied with enough pressure will ultimately cause scratches, but normal, prudent use of PEC*PADs will provide scratch free cleaning of slides, negatives and prints. REMEMBER: When cleaning with PEC-12 one pass with very light pressure will clean nonwater-based stains. If one light pass doesn’t appear to have an effect on a stain, it may be waterbased and further rubbing will not help, and may damage an emulsion. When cleaning areas which are heavily soiled (laser separation oil, heavy ink marks etc.), use more than one PAD to avoid smearing the stain. You may rotate the PEC*PAD to expose a clean area and thus clean several images before discarding.

PEC*PADs are NOT recommended for cleaning CCD sensors. PEC*PEDs are not made from the same materials that are used in Sensor Swabs. Photographic Solutions does not approve or warranty the CCD or any camera part from any damage caused by using non approved products.

PEC-12

PEC-12, Photographic Emulsion Cleaner is available in a convenient 4 ounce pump spray and in a 32 ounce refill container.
PEC-12 is a non-water based film and print cleaner which removes virtually all non-water based stains from color and B&W slides, negatives and prints. PEC-12 contains no water; therefore, it dries instantly with no emulsion swelling and leaves no residue. Completed details and instructions are provided at time of purchase.

Since 1983, PEC-12, Photographic Emulsion Cleaner has been trusted by the world’s most prestigious photographers, labs, museums and publishers. Not only has PEC-12 saved many of their most valuable images; it is the ONLY archival cleaner available. What good is cleaning an image only to have the emulsion slowly deteriorate over time? PEC-12 is a non-water based film and print cleaner which removes virtually all non-water based stains from color and B&W slides, negatives and prints.

In many cases, PEC-12 removes grease pencil, adhesive residue, finger oils, ball-point pen, fungus, smoke & soot damage, laser separation oil and most permanent inks. PEC-12 contains no water; therefore, it dries instantly with no emulsion swelling and leaves no residue. PEC-12 is available in a convenient 4 ounce pump-spray bottle and a 32 ounce refill. Complete details and instructions are provided at time of purchase and a demonstration video can also be viewed on our site (PEC-12 Demonstration).

pec12boxWhat is PEC-12 ?
PEC-12 is a waterless Photographic Emulsion Cleaner which is suitable for use on most film and print emulsions. It is a blend of organic hydrocarbon solvents with a neutral pH and is free from chlorofluorocarbons and chlorinated hydrocarbons. It dries instantly, leaves no residue and meets archival needs. Because it contains no water, PEC-12 will not cause emulsion swelling, tackiness, water marks or other damage associated with re-washing.

PEC-12 is designed to remove non-water based stains, grease and inks from photographic emulsions and bases. It removes finger oils, grease pencil, adhesive tape residues, mildew, smoke and soot damage, gold foil stamp and most ball-point and permanent inks. It will aid in the removal of firmly affixed adhesive tape. Graphic arts applications include the easy removal of wax and rubylith.

How safe is PEC-12 ?
PEC-12 is safer to use than most other hydrocarbon solvents. It contains no halogens which cause ozone damage and no known or suspected carcinogens. It is less hazardous to health than solvents used in office copier toners. It is also less toxic than many organic solvents found in the typical home. PEC-12 is extremely stable and has an indefinite shelf life when kept in its original capped container.

Like most solvents, PEC-12 is flammable. It must be kept away from open flames and sparks. Do not use in any areas which lack adequate ventilation. Individuals with asthma or other breathing difficulties should avoid inhaling PEC-12 or any solvent vapors. While excessive inhalation may cause dizziness and nausea, a headache will be experienced long before these more serious symptoms occur. At the first sign of a headache, discontinue use and seek fresh air. A headache is also an indication that the ventilation in use is inadequate for ANY darkroom use!

PEC-12 is hygroscopic. It will absorb moisture from the air if left uncapped. This will be evident if PEC-12 begins to wet and swell an emulsion. Discard immediately, by placing the open container outside until it has evaporated. Because PEC-12 is effective at removing finger oils from photographic emulsions, it is only natural that it will dissolve these oils from your skin! This can cause irritation and rashes in individuals with sensitive skin but otherwise will cause only mild dry skin after continued and prolonged exposure. Those with chronic skin conditions, such as eczema should avoid direct contact with PEC-12 for this reason. It will sting open cuts or abrasions. A good quality plastic examination glove should be worn to avoid skin contact should any difficulty be experienced.

What can PEC-12 be used on?
PEC-12 has been tested by an independent organization concerned with photographic preservation. It found that PEC-12 will not cause any hidden or long term damage to photographic images. It has no adverse effects on long term B&W or color image permanence or on dye stability. Copies of these findings are available upon request. Beware of products sold for cleaning photo materials which contain peroxide formers (read the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). These chemicals react with any moisture in the air to form hydrogen peroxide, a strong bleaching agent and will irreparably destroy (by bleaching out) an emulsion. (The real danger with these products is that by the time the damage is discovered, it’s too late to save the image.)

PEC-12 will damage certain materials such as non-hardened gelatin or albumen emulsions and many dye-sublimation materials. Care should be taken whenever using this product on a print or film of unknown nature, including older B&W and newer B&W processed by “Fine Art” photographers. A safety test should be done on each print or film emulsion as described under the heading “When NOT to use PEC-12″.

When to use PEC-12?
It will remove a wide variety of non-water-soluble residues from photo materials, leaving them grease, oil and ink-free. Among the materials on which PEC-12 can be safely used are: All modern hardened gelatin films, both B&W and color (including, but not limited to C-41, E-6 and K-14 processes); All modern hardened gelatin prints, both B&W and color, on fiber, resin coated, and polyester bases. This includes prints made with EP-2, RA-4 and Ciba (Ilfo)chrome processes.

PEC-12 should be used sparingly; a little bit goes a long way. In most cases, there is no need to spray it directly onto the photo or film. Spray a drop or two onto a PEC*PAD, cotton swab or pad. Don’t drench the applicator with PEC-12 which will waste the solution and will not increase effectiveness. If excessive amounts are applied to an emulsion, there may be a white haze left on the surface when the PEC-12 evaporates. The haze is not harmful and can be easily removed by using a new applicator with less PEC-12. (The haze doesn’t generally appear on prints, and if it appears on a slide/negative, it won’t generally print.)

For working on larger films or prints, use the larger size PEC*PAD or similar applicator. When using a PEC*PAD, simply wipe it across the film/print. (See the PEC*PAD specifications for complete instructions.) If using other applicators wipe the film lightly, turning the applicator to carry away the grime and bring clean PEC-12 to the emulsion. These other applicators will also require a final wipe with a clean applicator lightly moistened with PEC-12 to remove any lingering residue. The pad itself should look clean after this last application. In some instances, with slide or negative films, one may notice a slight coloring usually magenta (prints) or yellow/green (slides) being removed from the film and discoloring the applicator. This occurs because during processing the final wash tank was not supplied with adequate fresh running water allowing chemical carryover contamination. Any film passing through this wash is thus “contaminated” with residual chemicals. PEC-12 is removing this residual contamination from the film and actually improving image quality and permanence!

PEC-12 dissolves only non-water based stains. If it is going to work on a particular stain, it will do so immediately. If there is no immediate effect, DON’T apply any pressure to the print or film. That won’t work any better, and non-PEC*PAD applicators can scratch the image. An exception to this is cleaning adhesive residues, which may require several applications, a heavier dose of PEC-12, or a combination of both. But DO NOT RUB HARD in attempting removal.

When cleaning anti-scratch laser-separation oil, use PEC*PADs to remove any excess before applying PEC-12. The preferred method for cleaning film of these contaminants is to pour an ounce or so of PEC-12 into a very small tray or Petri dish. Immerse the film completely in the PEC-12, agitate LIGHTLY, and remove it after a few seconds. CAUTION: Films immersed in PEC-12 for extended periods (several hours or more) may develop an excessive reverse curl. This method should also be used when removing lacquer from film (such as found on Kodachrome processed before 1970 ). Repeat this process of soak/agitate/wipe until all the oil, lacquer or adhesive has been removed. When the film dries there will remain the haze that results from over-application of PEC-12, which can be wiped off with a PEC-12 treated PEC*PAD. You can save the PEC-12 from this dish for future use (in cleaning the same contaminant) in a separate bottle. NEVER put used PEC-12 back into a container with unused PEC-12.

PEC-12 is an excellent solvent for removing non-water-based inks and retouching dyes. Before applying it to a print or film, determine that the underlying work surface is not covered with paint or inks which are soluble in PEC-12. For example, the printed colors and text on most photographic film or paper boxes will dissolve in PEC-12; they could be picked up by stray solvent and stain the photo being cleaned. It’s safest to work on an un-dyed and unpainted work surface when cleaning a film or print with PEC-12. Sheets of clean, white, acid free paper or museum board are ideal.

PEC-12 will remove retouching colors if they are oil-based, and will have a minimum effect on water-based retouching dyes by removing only whatever dyes may be on the surface.

You might consider a switch to pens and ink pads which are removable by PEC-12. Throw out any pens and ink pads which cannot be removed by PEC-12. This will provide a safe and reversible means to mark prints/film and insure against accidental, permanent damage. (Should a customer bring in a stained print or film, PEC-12 may remove it if the stain isn’t water-based. If you can clean it, you’re a hero, if you cannot, the stain wasn’t your fault to begin with.) This is why it’s important to use only inks you know are PEC-compatible. Ink manufacturers may periodically reformulate their inks, so test your pens and pads regularly to make sure they are still PEC-compatible before marking up a job.

When NOT to use PEC-12:
Unhardened or inherently soft emulsions such as inkjet or dye-sub prints, chromogenic films, dye transfer matrix film, albumen, glass plate emulsion, and Polachrome instant slide film should NOT be cleaned with PEC-12. Chromogenic film is usually marked as such, but not always. For example, B&W film intended for color C41 processing are chromogenic. Some Velvia emulsions may not be suitable for PEC-12, while other Velvia emulsions are PEC-compatible. Never use PEC-12 on plastic optics or compound lenses of any kind, including camera and enlarging lenses. PEC-12 may cause irreparable damage to such optics by dissolving adhesives or cements used in their construction. (For lens cleaning use our Eclipse Optic Cleaner and PEC*PADs). PEC-12 should only be used on photographic materials as specifically intended.

Neither albumen nor unhardened gelatin is commonly found in modern silver halide based films or papers, although they may occur in older or ‘alternative’ processes. In any such cases where doubt exists, test PEC-12 on an unimportant corner of it, preferably outside of the image area (border). Dab the border with a corner of a PEC*PAD which has been lightly moistened with a small amount of PEC-12. If the solution is going to cause any damage, it will do so immediately by removing the emulsion at that point and create a stringy egg-white-like blob as the PAD is pulled away from the print. If the emulsion is not damaged after a light wipe, PEC-12 will be safe to use. It is important to note that any damage will occur IMMEDIATELY on contact – DO NOT RUB HARD as that WILL cause permanent damage! The only possible exception is with computer generated dye-sublimation prints, which may withstand an initial wipe with PEC-12, but will smear after a few seconds. It is best to avoid using PEC-12 on these types of prints because of the uncertainty.

CAUTION: Several companies are selling products claiming to provide the same results as PEC-12, and are using very similar product names, packaging, and have even copied text from our brochure. DO NOT BE MISLED! We stand behind the quality of our product which was first used in 1971. After twelve years and extensive testing, PEC-12 was introduced commercially in 1983. Since then, it has been widely used and endorsed by some of the most respected names in the photographic industry (many of whom are listed in our product brochure). PEC-12 is also the ONLY cleaner tested by a leading image preservation research institute and their report clearly shows that PEC-12 causes no “major ill effects in the short term . . . or in the long term” under the conditions and with the materials tested (report available on request.) Can these other companies provide you with similar credentials?

Traveling by air with PEC-12:
Technically, the regulations allow some exemptions for small amounts – usually ½ ounce or less (about 7 ½ mL) . The items referred to in the regulations are for such things as small butane lighters, and some medical items. Strictly speaking the regulations seem to prohibit things like cleaning solvents, especially in volumes greater than the allowable ½ ounce.

On August 10, 2006, British authorities arrested a number of extremists engaged in a plot to destroy multiple passenger aircraft flying from the United Kingdom to the United States. Currently, there is no indication of plotting within the United States. We believe that these arrests have significantly disrupted the threat, but we cannot be sure that the threat has been entirely eliminated or the plot completely thwarted.

For that reason, the United States Government has raised the Nation’s threat level to High, or Orange, for all commercial aviation operating in or destined for the United States.

TSA continues to allow laptop computers, cell phones, and other electronic items as carry-on items.

In addition to already prohibited items, due to the nature of the threat revealed by the U.K. investigation, on August 10, 2006, TSA banned all liquids, gels and aerosols at airport screening checkpoints and carried onboard aircraft. This ban has now been modified.

There are two major changes:
1. Travelers may now carry through security checkpoints travel-size toiletries (3 ounces or less) that fit comfortably in ONE, QUART-SIZE, clear plastic, zip-top bag.
2. After clearing security, travelers can now bring beverages and other items purchased in the secure boarding area on-board aircraft. At the checkpoint, travelers will be asked to remove the zip-top bag of liquids and place it on the conveyor belt. X-raying separately will allow TSA security officers to more easily examine the declared items.

In addition, amounts larger that 3 oz. of prescription liquid medications, baby formula, breast milk, and diabetic glucose treatments must be declared at the checkpoint for additional screening. If the passenger fails to make this declaration, the item will likely be removed barring extenuating circumstances. Passengers should only carry-on medications that are required to be available during their itinerary. This includes items like gel filled freezer packs or non-prescription liquid or gel medications, such as saline solution or KY-Jelly, required for medical necessity.

It is unlikely that additional changes in the liquid, aerosol and gel policy will be made in the near future.

This security regime will apply to all domestic and international flights departing U.S. airports. Travelers should, however, check with transportation security authorities in their country-of-origin for information about security regimes at non-U.S. airports.

Sensor Swab Plus

SENSOR SWAB Plus is a one step cleaning process guaranteed not to damage your sensor. SENSOR SWAB Plus is pre-moistened with ECLIPSE fluid. Comes in three different sizes.

SENSOR SWAB Plus is your one step cleaning process. Each swab is pre-moistened with ECLIPSE fluid. SENSOR SWAB Plus is designed for cleaning CCD/CMOS chips and other delicate or hard to reach optical and imaging surfaces. These swabs are available in three different sizes. The swabs are manufactured and sealed in a clean and sterile environment; therefore, these swabs are the ultimate in purity.

How to use SENSOR SWABS PLUS?
Review your camera’s manual to learn how to expose the sensor. Once the sensor is exposed, tear open the packet at notch. Do not remove the swab from its sealed packet until you are ready to use it. Once ready, remove swab and insert into the camera’s chamber (you want to make sure that the swab makes contact at either the left or right edge). Use firm pressure so the swab handles bends. Smoothly and firmly wipe the swab across the sensor. Without lifting the swab go back in the opposite direction and use the other side of the swab. Remove the swab from the chamber and discard. Dirt on the swab can scratch the sensor, so always remember to discard swab after use.

When used as directed SENSOR SWAB Plus is easy and safe to use and yields excellent results! SENSOR SWAB Plus is recommended by most camera manufacturers and is guaranteed not to damage your sensor.

SENSOR SWAB Plus is “as easy as one and done”!

BrushOff

BRUSHOFF is unlike any other sensor brush on the market. The BRUSHOFF design evolved from a NASA design and was engineered to meet their rigorous requirements and specifications. Hold the BRUSHOFF and you will instantly see that this is a solidly designed electronic tool utilizing science to produce unparalleled cleaning power! Although the brush head is remarkably soft, the brush core is entirely electronically conductive, through an ingeniously designed grounding plug.

BRUSHOFF is unlike any other sensor brush on the market. The BRUSHOFF design evolved from a NASA design and was engineered to meet their rigorous requirements and specifications. It is not just an ordinary artist supply brush with a fancy name and high price tag! Hold the BRUSHOFF and you will instantly see that it is a solidly designed electronic tool utilizing science to produce unparalleled cleaning power! Although the brush head is remarkably soft, the brush core is entirely electronically conductive, through an ingeniously designed grounding plug.

BRUSHOFF is conductive because the dust and lint that attaches to the sensor or lens surface is attached there electronically [dust has a negative charge and the sensor/ lens a positive one]. Breaking that electronic bond is the only way to both remove the debris and discharge the sensor or lens surface so new particles are not again immediately attracted to it. A mere artist brush cannot clean all of the dust, nor can it prevent dust accumulation, even immediately after its use.

To draw a parallel, the sensor surface is much like the face of a computer monitor. The dust is very hard to wipe off with a dry cloth. The result of trying is better described as “dust rearrangement” rather than “dust removal”. Use BRUSHOFF to prove it to yourself. A conductive brush can, if it is grounded, brush the dirt cleanly off the computer screen just as it will off your sensor. No longer attracted, the dust easily falls off.

As the amount of charge (and therefore the amount of attraction) on either the sensor or the dust is unknown, using a fiber with a predetermined amount of positive charge hoping to electronically “vacuum” up the debris, may or may not remove all of the dust particles. It will remove particles when the fiber’s positive charge is greater than the sensor’s positive charge.

IMPORTANT: In some cameras, the baffle is covered by a fine oily residue which is used as a lubricant. If any of the BRUSHOFF bristles come in contact with this residue, it will cause smearing on your sensor. Avoiding the baffle altogether is next to impossible. Thorough cleaning of the brush will be needed using Eclipse and PEC*PAD. If oil transfers to the sensor, from the brush, use the correct size Sensor Swab and Eclipse to clean.

The only way to always remove all of the particles clinging to the sensor is by discharging both the sensor and the particles. Then, and only then, can you be certain of having a clean sensor that electronically wants to remain clean. BRUSHOFF’s unique blend of extremely fine fibers, (softer than a cosmetic blush brush) provides not only a conductive path, but includes fibers with characteristics that make the debris want to mechanically cling to them. The debris is removed from the camera with the brush. BRUSHOFF utilizes an especially designed microscopically fine special filament. This fiber acts as the “vacuum” to pick up negatively charged dust from the positively charged sensor.

Another feature found only on BRUSHOFF is the grounding plug which works because it provides a path to ground for the charges on both the debris and the sensor. While normally a human can briefly serve as a ground for small charges, in fact, if the human is ungrounded, the body electronically acts like a capacitor, not a ground. The human body can also be a lightning bolt to the sensor if it has a static charge. Just walking across the carpet on a dry day, a person can generate a 30,000v charge [that is what causes the spark between your finger and the doorknob]. The grounding plug insures that, regardless of any charges around it, the brush is grounded and electronically neutral.
The plastic handle itself is a non-conductor which isolates the human from the brush. This allows the brush to be used in the field, away from any grounding source until one can locate a ground and discharge the BRUSHOFF. Cleaning it is also quite simple. Use a clean PEC*PAD & Eclipse to wipe the bristles before your first use. A moistened towelette is provided with each BRUSHOFF.

Be sure your fingers do not touch any of the PAD that will come in contact with the unique and patented fiber materials. If the brush should become contaminated, simple saturate a PEC*PAD with ECLIPSE Optic Cleaner and gently wipe the bristles. Air dry for a few seconds and replace protective cap being sure cap itself has not become contaminated. To further protect the BRUSHOFF fibers, they are fully retractable into the handle when not in use and a protective cap is also supplied.

A great way to test BRUSHOFF is on your TV screen or monitor. First, turn off the screen so you have a dark background. Then, carefully blow on a corner of the screen (using your breath rather than canned air) the dust seems glued in place. Now use the Brush Off in that same corner. Dust is easily removed but a few bits will likely remain. Now carefully blow on those few bits. The dust is easily blown away! BRUSHOFF has removed the static charge and the dust practically falls off. Imagine this effect on your CCD!

Click here to view BRUSHOFF demonstration video.

Features & Benefits

Our “BRUSHOFF” Brush is unique in the digital cleaning world.
– Designed in conjunction with and engineered to NASA specs
– Unique blend of fibers designed to neutralize charged dust particles & to neutralize the sensor surface to prevent further dust attraction
– Detachable grounding cable
– Retractable shaft to protect brush when not in use
– Protective cap
– Insulated handle
– The brush barrel is its own solid carrying case
– Competitively priced
– Not just a high-priced artist brush
– Backed by the company that invented sensor cleaning in 1998

Eclipse

ECLIPSE Optic Cleaning Fluid is the highest purity lens cleaner available. It dries as quickly as it can be applied, leaving absolutely no residue. That is why ECLIPSE, when used with SENSOR SWABS, is the only recommended cleaner for CCD and CMOS sensor cleaning. When used with PEC*PAD photo wipes, ECLIPSE is also safe and ideal for lens and filter cleaning.

When used with PEC*PAD photo wipes, Eclipse is also safe and ideal for lens and filter cleaning.

ECLIPSE is intended for all digital sensors and all critical optics.

Directions for lens cleaning with PEC*PADs:
When used with PEC*PAD photo wipes, it is possible to clean only the portion of the lens which is dirty eliminating “hazy swirls”. Simply dispense several drops of ECLIPSE onto a clean, folded PEC*PAD. Wipe the surface until the dirty area has been covered. Then slide the pad off the glass at an edge rather than lifting from the center of the surface. Refold the pad to expose a clean side and re-wipe as necessary. If streaks remain, use a clean pad and re-wipe as necessary. Some experimentation may be required. Please note that other lens tissues may not work as well.

Directions for Digital Sensors cleaning with SENSOR SWAB:
Dispense several drops onto a SENSOR SWAB. With one side of the swab, firmly drag it across the sensor. Repeat in opposite direction using the clean side of the swab. Discard swab after use. If repeat is necessary please use a new swab. Click here to view video demonstration.

PEC*PADs are not recommended for cleaning the CCD. PEC*PADs are not made from the same materials that are used in SENSOR SWABS. SENSOR SWABS are manufactured and sealed in a clean and sterile environment; therefore, the swabs are the ultimate in purity. Photographic Solutions does not approve the use of PEC*PADs on sensors; therefore, we will not warranty the CCD or any camera part from any damage caused by using non approved products.

Traveling by air with ECLIPSE:
Technically, the regulations allow some exemptions for small amounts – usually ½ ounce or less (about 7 ½ mL) . The items referred to in the regulations are for such things as small butane lighters, and some medical items. Strictly speaking the regulations seem to prohibit things like cleaning solvents, especially in volumes greater than the allowable ½ ounce.

Giotto Rocket Blower

Rocket Blower was made by Giotto especially for Photographic Solutions. It is available in Small and Large sizes.
This customized blower is available in our signature colors of red and blue and it is made from natural and environmentally-friendly rubber. The blower is very powerful and easy to use. It blows off dust particles, even those clinging to items from static electricity.
The small Rocket Blower is 135 mm in height; 55 mm in diameters and weighs 60 grams.
The large Rocket Blower is 190 mm in height; 60 mm in diameters and weighs 90 grams.

More information about the Rocket Blowers:
The Rocket-air blower is made from nontoxic, natural and environmentally-friendly rubber, resistant to both high and low temperatures and it is also tear proof. It is very powerful and easy to use. It has an air valve to prevent it from breathing in dust and blows out a powerful stream of air to blow dust away, making cleaning lenses, cameras and filters a breeze. Giotto’s patented and unique rocket-shaped base design can stand upright and its nozzle can be removed.

Features:

– Natural and environmentally-friendly rubber.
– Air inlet valve design prevents air’s back flow from the air nozzle.
– Detachable supper air stream air nozzle.
– Special design for optional neck strap attachment.
– Giotto’s patented tripod base design provides free-standing function, convenient use and storage.
– Rocket-Air blows off dust particles, even those clinging to items from static electricity.

Sensor Check

Sensor Check® helps you clean any dust and debris on your camera Sensor helping you eliminate the need to digitally remove dust and spots from your images.

From PHOTOGRAPHIC SOLUTIONS, the inventors and industry leading sensor cleaning company comes a whole new way to check your sensor during AND after cleaning!

Sensor Check® helps you clean any dust and debris on your camera Sensor helping you eliminate the need to digitally remove dust and spots from your images.

The 5x power Sensor Check rests comfortably inside the camera lens opening and has an adjustable focus for different size cameras and sensor depths. Two different diameter settings fit most DSLR’s.

Sensor Check’s unique lens design allows it to pivot 45 degrees so it can be swung away from the sensor chamber giving instant and easy access to the Sensor – while still utilizing the six bright LED’s during cleaning. It is small and light (under 2 ozs / 55gms) so it easily fits inside your camera bag.

Sensor Check is available NOW and comes with two CR2032 batteries and a nylon zippered pouch.

Compare design, features and price. THIS is why we are STILL the leader in all things for sensor cleaning!

Sensor Swabs

SENSOR SWABS are designed for cleaning CCD chips and other delicate or hard to reach optical and imaging surfaces. Clean room manufactured and sealed, these swabs are the ultimate in purity.

SENSOR SWABS are designed for cleaning CCD chips and other delicate or hard to reach optical and imaging surfaces. Clean room manufactured and sealed, these swabs are the ultimate in purity. SENSOR SWABS are available in three different sizes.

How to use SENSOR SWABS with ECLIPSE?
Please review your camera’s manual to learn how to expose the sensor.
After you review the manual, dispense several drops of ECLIPSE Optic Cleaning Fluid onto a new SENSOR SWAB*. With one side of the swab, firmly drag it across the sensor. Repeat in the opposite direction using the clean side of the swab. Please discard swab after use. Repeat if necessary with a new swab. Release camera shutter and replace lens.

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*Do not remove the swabs from plastic bag until you are ready to use them. Dirt on the swab can scratch the sensor, so always remember to leave in plastic bag and immediately discard swab after use.
Do not remove the rubber band and/or swab material from the SENSOR SWAB. 

Caution: Only ECLIPSE Optic Cleaning Fluid may be used to clean traditional CCD, CMOS and Tin Oxide sensors.

NOTE: The use of zoom lenses or bellows will increase the amount of contaminants within the sensor area and more frequent cleaning may be needed.

When used as directed SENSOR SWAB is easy and safe to use and yields excellent results!