Spots on my sensor...

I’m back with another question that I hope someone can help me with!! I have a Canon 5D Mark II, which I LOVE for the most part….BUT, right from the beginning I’ve had an issue with my sensor collecting tons of dust and whatever else. I know I’m not the only one who’s had a huge issue with this and with this camera…I’ve found tons of people saying the exact same thing. But then I’ve also come across those we have zero issue with it, and say they change their lenses without even worrying about dust getting in, etc. I’ve always been extremely careful…I’ll never change lenses outside. Anyway, I use the camera’s sensor cleaner….Doesn’t help at all….I’ve used a blower to try to gently get rid of the crap…and it just seems to keep getting worse. I’m tired of always having to go in and clean up spots on all of my images. And when I’ve shot with my aperture up around f25…wow, it’s hideous…Even more horrible spots show. I’ve taken my camera into the local camera store to see if they do sensor cleaning, but nope, they don’t. They say I need to send it into Canon. But I’m not thrilled about packaging up my expensive (to me, anyway!) camera and shipping it somewhere, taking the chance that it might get roughed up along the way, or even that it might get lost. And I don’t know how I could go that long without it, either. My second camera is about 10 steps down from this one.

I’ve been reading about cleaning your own sensor, and it sounds like there are a lot of products that don’t work at all…and I know that if you mess up, you can damage your camera. But I’ve also run across a few products that reviewers say are really good….Sooooo….does anyone clean their own sensor, and if so, what products do you use? Or is it best to find someone who does this on a regular basis, and pay them to do it?

Any thoughts/opinions/knowledge greatly appreciated!!!! :)))

Thank you very, very much!!!!!!

:)))
Laurie

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