How to clean the X-T4 sensor, or indeed any camera sensor, is a question we photographers eventually have to ask ourselves.
Even if you swap lenses in what looks like the most dust-free environment, one day, it will happen: you’ll see a dust spot in your images. Myself, I believe I am the fastest lens-swapper in the universe 😂 but I still see these spots every now and then.
Of course, it can be easily fixed in Lightroom/Photoshop/etc. But it’s often the kind of problem you only really notice AFTER you post a photo online. Even worse, your viewers make you notice first.
So better keep the sensor clean at all times.
Cleaning a camera sensor is not the daunting task you may think. Of course, you need to be careful, but it can be achieved at home or on the field. Just do it in the most dustless environment you can find yourself in when you do it. But it’s easy and inexpensive. Of course, you need to be careful, but it’s not such a daunting task.
And in this video, I tell you how to do this correctly.
But why a specific video on how to clean the X-T4 sensor? Well, the Fujifilm X-T4 is different: it has its own unique proprietary tech for IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) that is based on magnets. So you need to be extra careful here because the approach differs from any other camera.
The first time I had the need to clean the sensor, I started wondering whether the presence of magnets could make any difference. Looking at the sensor, I could clearly see it wobbling. And I worried that applying pressure with the swabs could impact the alignment with the magnets in any way…
So I did, of course, the sensible thing… I asked Fujifilm!
I contacted the engineers of the Fujifilm repair team and asked how to clean the X-T4 sensor. And in this video, I tell you what they replied.
Adding also the 3+1 methods to clean any other camera sensor. Hope it helps!
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As usual, I add here the direct link to YouTube in case the embed doesn’t work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6i0z5DhsFw
Now, for the cleaning kits I talk about in the video:
- Rocket Blower https://amzn.to/3qEMraU
- Disposable Swabs for APS-C https://amzn.to/3mZF4IE
- Disposable Swabs for Full Frame https://amzn.to/3grdtOo
- Disposable Swabs for Micro 4/3 https://amzn.to/33VBO9X
- Sticky Swabs https://amzn.to/36UXEMI
- Magnifier Lens (it helps) https://amzn.to/2VR2gNr
I never tried the sticky swabs, but I know photographers who adore them. Everything else is part of my cleaning routine, so I can testify it all works 🙂