“Keeping a clean sensor is vital to making your best images.
For many years I’ve depended on Photo Solutions
products for the best cleaning supplies in the business!”
OUR NEWEST WORKSHOP PARTNER
We welcome Photographic Solutions as John Sexton Photography Workshop’s latest associate partner. In the late 1980’s I first purchased a product called PEC-12 from Light Impressions. PEC-12 is a non-water based film and print cleaner. I have found it extremely helpful in removing some stubborn marks on negatives not soluble with other types of film cleaners. However, my first approach to removing unwanted marks on film is to simply re-wash the film, followed by a bath in distilled water with Edwal LFN as a wetting agent. If the marks don’t dissolve in water, then they will need a stronger solvent of some sort, and I have found PEC-12 to be extremely effective in such situations. PEC-12 works very well in situations where you might have some type of foreign material on a print. I have used it with great success in restoring photographs that have been brought to me after they have had some type of mis-handling during their life.
Along with PEC-12, I have used PEC PADs since their introduction. PEC PADs are lint-free and pure pads that will not scratch most materials. They are perfect for use with PEC-12 and anytime you need to wipe apply distilled water, or any type of cleaner, to a fragile surface.
Recently, when Anne and I were replacing the filters in the variable contrast heads on one of our Omega LPL enlargers, as one of the filters had cracked, we encountered a situation of “gunk” that was on the new filters. I tried my normal film cleaner and simply could not remove it. I remembered I had recently purchased Eclipse Optic Cleaning Fluid, but had not yet used it. I tried it and it worked beautifully. I was so impressed that I contacted David Stone, the owner of Photographic Solutions, to compliment him on his product. That conversation led to our new partnership.
Eclipse is a very effective lens cleaner. It can also be used for many digital camera sensors. Photographic Solutions offers a number of cleaning and maintenance tools for digital cameras. PEC-12, PEC PADs, and Eclipse, as well as the pre-moistened E-Wipes which are fantastic to keep in your photographic “tool kit. It’s great to work with people who are dedicated to quality and serving the needs of photographers – like David and his company, Photographic Solutions.
“Whether I’m filming in the arid, dusty conditions of the East African savannahs or in the frigid, violent winds of the Patagonian pampas, I’ve found Eclipse® ideal for cleaning my lenses quickly and without streaks.”