The results of my very first Copper Hill cleaning are in and I must say, they’re awesome! The kit arrived this morning, handed to me by the postman just before I left for work. I followed the included instructions to the letter and all went well. It’s a hugely uncomfortable feeling, putting pressure on an instrument which is directly in contact with the AA filter but alls well that ends well. Still left with a bit of krud along the bottom of the frame but no doubt that’ll sort itself out with future cleanings. I won’t waffle on endlessly, instead the pictures can do the talking.
All the photos are clickable; so click on them to view the high-res version. Only post-process was to tweak the highlights so dust is more visible and resize for the web.
I decided to stop swabbing after the 4th pass and label the venture as an unprecedented success. I am left with the the line of dust at the bottom of the frame but as I have said above, I’m sure I can remove that as my practice with swabbing and my confidence improves. Just for larfs I decided to take a quicky at f8, which up until today was producing several dark spots on images and some distortion on the right of the frame.
Those are results I can most definately live with. A big thanks to the first brave pioneering photographer that decided to put pec pad to sensor.
Update: Got rid of the line of dust in one go after a smidgin of reading.