I just shot a 300 frame time-lapse and could hardly wait to create a movie out the stills. Imagine my disappointment when I watched the rendered video for the first time, and saw multiple dust spots in the final video. Ugg! Dust just seems to creep into my camera no matter how hard I try to keep it out. I’ve used the Arctic Butterfly by Visible Dust for years with good results, but some dust spots didn’t seem to disappear using my brush or even the wet solution. So when I heard other photographers ranting about how great the Sensor Gel Stick was, I naturally had to try it out.
One word; amazing! The first time you use this product it is a little scary since you have to press down lightly on the sensor. But once you get the hang of it, and methodically stamp the gel over your entire sensor, the results are excellent. And when I heard major camera manufacturers like Leica use this exact method when you send in your camera for cleaning, I was convinced. To learn more about the Sensor Gel Stick, and how it works, go the Photography Life website. You can order one ($55) from this page.
Please note that if you are a Sony or Fuji mirrorless camera user, you may not want to use the sensor gel stick. It can leave a residue on these cameras, which would require a wet cleaning solution. Use at your own risk, but I have been impressed with how it works on my Nikon DSLR cameras. UPDATE. There is another version of the gel stick, the ‘orange version’, designed to work on Sony and Fuji cameras.