Cost Comparison

Please realize that the most expensive is not necessarily the best nor is the least expensive necessarily the worst. There are many things to take into consideration when choosing a method as you can tell from reading this site. Here is the short list of things to consider. The premade swabs are much cleaner than the wrap your own variety and one even has a guarantee. The dry method is by far the cheapest but is only effective around 90% of the time and should only be used in-between wet methods. Please read the rest of the site for detailed information.

Sensor Cleaning Cost Comparison - For a Full Frame Sensor

(1oz of fluid = 600 drops) - All Prices are at full retail - Current as of 5/8/2016
 

Wet Method - Pre-Made Swabs

 
Initial Investment
Cost Per Swab Per Cleanings
Additional Items Needed to complete 100 Swabbings
Cost Per Swab Per Cleaning at 100

American Recorder
DigiSwab & UltraPure

$23.90
DigiSwab 12 Pk & 1/2oz UltraPURE
$1.99 $143.50
9 Packs of 12 DigiSwabs & 1/2oz UltraPURE
$1.33

Delkin Devices
SensorSafe Wand w/Sensor Solution

$34.95
Digital Duster Refill Kit (15)
$2.33
$209.70
6 Digital Duster Refill Kits
$2.45

Photographic Solutions
SensorSwab Ultra w/Eclipse

$55.60
Box of Ultra Swabs & 2oz Eclipse
$4.63 $410.60
100 Pack of Ultra Swabs and 2oz bottle of Eclipse
$4.11

The Dust Patrol

Alpha Swab & Gamma Fluid

$26.95
12 Pack of Alpha Swabs & 1/2oz of Gamma

$2.25

$126.95 100pk of Alpha Swabs & 1/2oz of Gamma

$1.27

VisibleDust
Ultra MDX Swabs
w/Vdust Plus

$71.90
12 MXD-100 Swabs & 8ml Vdust Plus

$5.99 $331.60
2- 50 packs of MXD-100 Swabs & 1 15ml (1/2oz) VDust Plus
$3.32

VSGO

Sensor Cleanig Swab & Camera Sensor Cleaner

$19.95

12 Swabs & 15ml Sensor Cleaner

$1.66

$155.87

1 Kit with Solution and 8 12pk of swabs

$1.44
 

Wet Methods - Wrap Your Own

We do not encourgae the wrap your own method as there is a much higher potential for unwanted results or damage with this method. Most all of the sensors that we have come across that have had physical damage, were caused when using the wrap your own method.

 
Initial Investment
Cost Per Cleanings
Additional Items Needed to complete 100 Swabbings
Cost Per Cleaning at 100
Buy Your Own Spatula
w/Pec*Pad or Delta Wipe & Methanol
$18.75
1 Spatula, Pads & Methanol (100)
$0.19
Nothing Else Needed
$0.19
Dust-Aid
DustWand Kit w/Dust Cloth & Ultra Clean
$29.95
Dust-Wand Kit (30)
$1.00

$50.84
3 Bottles of Ultra Clean & 1 pkg of Dust Cloth

$0.81
SensorWand w/Pec*Pad or Delta Wipe & Methanol $26.70
SensorWand,
Pads & Methanol
$0.26
Nothing Else Needed
$0.26
 

Dry Methods

 
Initial Investment
Cost Per Cleanings
at for first 12
Additional Items Needed to complete 300 Cleanings
Cost Per Cleaning at 300

American Recorder
DigiBrush

$29.95
1 DigiBrush
$2.50
Nothing Else Needed
$0.10
Dot Line Corp
SensorVu Cleaner
$35.95 1 Kit
$3.00
$71.90
2 Kits
$0.36
Dust-Aid
Platinum

$29.95
1 Kit

$2.50
$238.80
24 Refill Kits
$0.90
eyelead
Sensor Gel Stick

$29.95
1 Kit

$4.16
$99.90
2 Gel Sticks
$0.30
Kinetronics
SpeckGRABBER

$3.50
1 Kit of 2

$0.29
$7.00
2 - Kits of 2
$0.04
Kinetronics
StaticWisk
$29.95
1 StaticWisk
$2.50
Nothing Else Needed
$0.10
LensPen
SensorKlear
$14.95
1 SensorKlear
$1.24
$74.75
5 SensorKlear
$0.30

Micnova

MQ-NB100 Brush 

$29.95
1 MQ-NB100 Brush
$2.50
$4.00
2 Sets of Batteries
$0.11
Photographic Solutions
BrushOff
$60.00
1 BrushOff
$5.00
Nothing Else Needed
$0.20
The Dust Patrol
D-SLR Brush

$19.95
1 D-SLR Brush

$2.00
Nothing Else Needed
$0.08

VisibleDust
Arctic Butterfly 724

$109.95
1 Arctic Butterfly724

$9.16
$4.00
2 Sets of Batteries
$0.38

 

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