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How to Clean Your Mirrorless Camera Sensor: Tools, Tactics, Tips, and Tricks


Seeing spots in your photos? Your camera’s sensor might need a cleaning. If you’d like to go a do-it-yourself route and beyond a simple bulb blower, Michael The Maven made this 13-minute video walkthrough on how you can go about cleaning a mirrorless camera sensor.

Michael’s strategy is probably more involved than what most photographers do — he uses a special $18 loupe to see sensor dust more clearly, for example — but his tips and recommended tools may come in handy for some photographers who struggle with dust specks.

To use the sensor loupe, which was designed for DSLRs, on his mirrorless Nikon Z6, Michael created a 3D printed loupe extender that he also sells for $15 on his website.