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About Visible Dust

The Brite Vue Quasar 7X Sensor Loupe is a product that is specifically made to examine the ensor of a DSLR with a new higher magnification of 7x, versus the original Sensor Loupe which has a magnification of 5x.

Dust is an inherent problem when it comes to DSLR's and poses many problems for any photographer. Image quality is degraded and many hours of editing must be carried out to retouch any pictures with expensive digital imaging software. Also it takes a lengthy process to determine if the sensor is actually dirty, taking test shots and examining them once again with expensive digital imaging software. This may not be practical when a photographer is out in the field.

Developed within the VisibleDust research lab the Sensor Loupe is specifically tailor-made for examining the sensor of a DSLR. The new Sensor Loupe 7x has a higher magnification and more in depth view for checking the DSLR chamber and sensor. Because of its awkward location, deep with the camera chamber, illuminating the senor is rather difficult and direct light may obfuscate dust by blending it against the sensor. With the unique BriteVue XL lighting system (patent pending) and specially configured array of 6 vivid LEDs and high resolution lens, the Sensor Loupe 7x brings forward the debris in a three dimensional spectacle with a new higher magnification.

The Sensor Loupe was designed to help photographers spend more time taking pictures and less time editing images and cleaning thecamera. With the Sensor Loupe 7x the photographer can easily check for debris in minutes and know exactly if a cleaning needs to take place or if they can continue with a shoot. This will greatly reduce the amount of digital editing a photographer will have to do and also reduce the number of potentially harmful cleanings one may attempt. Also, if debris is located, it may help in determining the type of contamination and the relative course of action for removal.

Although the Sensor Loupe is specifically made for examining the DSLR sensor, its versatile design will prove useful for a yriad of tasks. For example it may be used to examine the chamber area of the camera body, peruse negatives from film style cameras or to inspect the motherboard of a computer.

The compact design of the Sensor Loupe 7x will prove to be a convenience in any photographer's collection of tools. The high resolution lens is constructed of a single 7x magnified K9 optical glass with MgF2 coating to prevent chromatic aberrations. The 6 LEDs in the exclusive BriteVue XL lighting system provide ample lighting for a crystal clear view of the sensor. It also comes witha handy carrying case, a neck strap.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (23),Lightweight (14),Durable (11),Reliable (11)
Cons:
Pricey (3)
Best Uses:
Everyday (7),Sensor cleaning (4),Travel (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (13),Semi-professional (10)

Visible Dust Features

  • BriteVue technology with high optical magnification and 6 super bright LEDs
  • High quality optical glass coated with MgF2 to reduce chromatic aberrations and to seal the lens so that no mildew buildup occurs.
  • Compact design
  • Easy on/off switch
  • High grade materials
  • Easy access to clean lens

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Finally dust free

I finally got my sensor cleaned! A few years ago, I bought a second hand DSLR from a friend. The sensor was already scattered with dust, but over the years I also added my share of dust to the collection. My first attempt was to use a blower to blow dust away. This just made things worse. My next attempt was to use wet swabs (my sensor is a full-frame). This got rid of most of the visible dust, but after doing the f22 check, I can still see a lot of small dust as well as some stains left behi...

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I finally got my sensor cleaned! A few years ago, I bought a second hand DSLR from a friend. The sensor was already scattered with dust, but over the years I also added my share of dust to the collection. My first attempt was to use a blower to blow dust away. This just made things worse. My next attempt was to use wet swabs (my sensor is a full-frame). This got rid of most of the visible dust, but after doing the f22 check, I can still see a lot of small dust as well as some stains left behind from the wet swabs. Repeating the "wet cleaning -> f22 check" cycle several times proved to be way too cumbersome. I finally got fed up and purchsed this loupe. Now I can see everything that needs to be cleaned without the f22 cleaning step. All I have to do is do a visual check and catch everything I missed. One thing that became apparent to me was that it is almost impossible to clean the corners of the sensors with a sensor swab. I had to got hold of some medical grade q-tips with pointy cotton tips to get the corners cleaned. FYI: If you are OCD, don't get this loupe. You WILL see all dust that could have otherwise been ignored without any impact to your photo results. Trying to make your camera sensor 100% dust free is nearly impossible.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Way over-rated!

This loupe is VERY over-priced for what it is. The lights are bright but the housing is lightweight plastic. This is a $25.00 light at most! They put it in a fancy plastic box with foam inside. For [$] I expect a magnesium housing with rubber grip. Save your money and get something cheaper.

Reviewed by 25 customers

 
5.0

Clear View of Sensor

By

from Georgia  -  Semi-Professional

Clean my sensors

 
5.0

Definitely worth the money

By

from Cincinnati, OH  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I thought it was too expensive and be of only middling use but it's definitely worth the money. It takes all the guess work out of cleaning your sensor. You can clearly see any dirt and, more importantly, see when there isn't any. If something happens to mine, I'll buy another in a heartbeat.

 
3.0

Works OK

By

from Orlando, FL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Once you get the light to turn on it does the job intended. The switch to turn on the light is really flaky. Somtimes it works, sometimes not. You have to play with it. THes switch doesn't have a quality feel.

 
5.0

Come ready to use. Great loupe

By

from Roseville, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Great loupe with excellent optics. Comes with batteries and ready to use. Protective case included. Great value. Very bright.

 
5.0

Great Tool

By

from Denver  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

The Brite Vue helps locate dust particles so you can remove them without an excessive cleaning process.

 
5.0

This works Great!

By

from Pownal, VT  -  Semi-Professional

If you are going to do your own sensor cleaning you NEED this. No more running the F22/F32 sky test to see if you got all the dust off the sensor. Weather you use a dry or wet method of cleaning the dust off the sensor or mirror, or own a Canon,Nikon or Sony this is what you need. I purchased the other cheaper loupes and only the Quasar does what it suppose to do.

 
4.0

It does help.

By

from Carlsbad, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Exactly what I expected, but way too expensive. Wishing it was focusable with much higher magnification. I still have to take pictures of the sky to ensure/verify removal of all foreign matter from the DSLR image sensor.

 
5.0

De-lighted and happy!

By

from VA  -  Semi-Professional

Returned from europe and photos had 2 dark spots, apparently from lens changing. Attempted in camera sensor auto-cleaning to no avail. This device clearly located the particles and I was able to blow them out. Did not have to use the wet swabs at all or send the camera to the dealer for cleaning.

 
5.0

Great Product!

By

from Tallahassee  -  Semi-Professional

Must have for viewing your sensor. I had cleaned mine, thought it was fine and then looked at it through the loupe only to still see some specks. Glad I had purchased this product!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally dust free

By

from San Diego, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I finally got my sensor cleaned! A few years ago, I bought a second hand DSLR from a friend. The sensor was already scattered with dust, but over the years I also added my share of dust to the collection. My first attempt was to use a blower to blow dust away. This just made things worse. My next attempt was to use wet swabs (my sensor is a full-frame). This got rid of most of the visible dust, but after doing the f22 check, I can still see a lot of small dust as well as some stains left behind from the wet swabs. Repeating the "wet cleaning -> f22 check" cycle several times proved to be way too cumbersome. I finally got fed up and purchsed this loupe. Now I can see everything that needs to be cleaned without the f22 cleaning step. All I have to do is do a visual check and catch everything I missed. One thing that became apparent to me was that it is almost impossible to clean the corners of the sensors with a sensor swab. I had to got hold of some medical grade q-tips with pointy cotton tips to get the corners cleaned. FYI: If you are OCD, don't get this loupe. You WILL see all dust that could have otherwise been ignored without any impact to your photo results. Trying to make your camera sensor 100% dust free is nearly impossible.

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