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October 30, 2011
Dear Copper Hill,
Just wanted to drop you a quick note and say thank you for the great products and tutorials!
I've been an avid hobby photographer for years and recently purchased my FIRST DSLR (Canon 5D Mk1)...changed my life...a whole new world opened up before my eyes.
Anyway, I purchased the camera used and everything appeared fine until I took a few shots of the clear desert sky and noticed 'hairs' and 'dust specks'.
I panicked a little and started looking around on the internet for advice on what to do. Read a bunch of scary things about how one should never ever ever, not even think about cleaning a sensor and that it requires dark magic, nerves of steel, the hands of a surgeon and so on. So I took it down to my local camera shop for a 'professional' cleaning...24 hours and $75.00! later I happily brought my camera home, put the lens on and shot the sky only to discover some dust had been removed but much of it remained, and several of the hairs had just been moved from one part of the frame to another!
Then I found Copper Hill...read through the tutorial and realized there was a better way.
Went 'all in' and ordered the Mega Kit http://www.copperhillimages.com/shopping/pgm-more_information.php?id=9 received a UPS tracking number almost right away, and everything showed up well packaged in just a few days (I'm in Nevada). So first off, THANK YOU for the fast shipping!
Read through the tutorial again and included instructions and I'm pleased to report everything worked as advertised, it was not difficult and there is no dark magic required.
5 out of 5 'stars' for sure!
Everything included in the Mega Kit is great and very practical for photographers...and the 'bonus' is just plain old fun. Anyone hesitating on this should consider the fact the Mega Kit is just a few dollars more than a 'professional cleaning' and includes more than enough supplies for A LOT of cleanings (this kit will literally pay for itself the first time). The end results will be better too because 'you' have a vested interest in your gear and did it yourself...unlike some camera shop rip-off tech just pushing the dust around. Off to take 'dust free' pictures,
Thank you again,
Sincerely, Don Sieburg