Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS General Gear Talk DIY & Customizing
Thread started 13 Oct 2017 (Friday) 03:49
Prev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

Sensor cleaning.

 
fordmondeo
Senior Member
Joined Sep 2007
Portsmouth England
Oct 13, 2017 03:49 |  #1

My 1dx2 sensor needs a clean.
A blower brush is not cutting the mustard so I'm looking at wet cleaning.

Anyone done this before?
Recommended kit's or fluids?
Worth trying or should I pay canon to do it?

My thanks in advance.


Vaginator9000

LOG IN TO REPLY
gjl711
They have pills for that now you know.
gjl711's Avatar
53,240 posts
Joined Aug 2006
Deep in the heart of Texas
Oct 13, 2017 04:44 |  #2

There is so much info out there already. Do a search for "sensor cleaning" and you'll get a few dozen threads discussing all the different ways, pros/cons, horror stories and such. There is no right way and lots of wrong ways to clean a sensor. Before embarking read as much as you can and give it a go.


Not sure why, but call me JJ.
I used to hate math but then I realised decimals have a point.
.
::Flickr:: (external link)
::Gear::

LOG IN TO REPLY
John ­ from ­ PA
Cream of the Crop
7,455 posts
Joined May 2003
Southeast Pennsylvania
Post has been edited 1 month ago by John from PA.
Oct 13, 2017 16:50 |  #3

Your profile indicates you live in Portsmouth UK. I would think you still have some decent independent camera stores that might even have a tech on staff (something rare here in the States). If so see if you can take the camera in for a cleaning on a while you wait basis and ask to watch. I did that for my first cleaning and the tech explained every step as I watched. The cost was $25 but I've done it myself ever since. It isn't a difficult process with the right cleaning materials.

Added information: These people (see http://www.mycammend.c​o.uk/camera-repair-portsmouth.html (external link)) are local to you, at least by the info in your profile. Give them a call and see if they will clean the sensor on a "wait" basis.




LOG IN TO REPLY
PhotosGuy
Moderator
PhotosGuy's Avatar
74,826 posts
Gallery: 7 photos
Joined Feb 2004
Middle of Michigan
Oct 13, 2017 21:14 |  #4

Roger Cicala is one of our members & the owner of Lens Rentals: How to clean a camera sensor (external link)


FrankC - 20D, RAW, Manual everything...
Classic Carz, Racing, Air Show, Flowers.
Find the light... A few Car Lighting Tips, and MOVE YOUR FEET!
Have you thought about making your own book? // Need an exposure crutch?
New Image Size Limits: Image must not exceed 1280 pixels on any side.

LOG IN TO REPLY
Picture ­ North ­ Carolina
Gaaaaa! DOH!! Oops!
8,985 posts
Joined Apr 2006
North Carolina
Oct 14, 2017 07:40 |  #5

One of the best sensor cleaning sites / info sources ever:

http://www.cleaningdig​italcameras.com/ (external link)


Website (external link) |

LOG IN TO REPLY

352 views & 0 likes for this thread
Sensor cleaning.
FORUMS General Gear Talk DIY & Customizing


Not a member yet? Click here to register to the forums.
Registered members get all the features: search, following threads, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, settings, view hosted photos, own reviews and more...


AAA

Send feedback to staff    •   Jump to forum...    •   Rules    •   Index    •   New posts    •   RTAT    •   'Best of'    •   Gallery    •   Gear    •   Reviews    •   Polls

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS 1.4version 1.4
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net
Spent 0.00102 for 4 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.02s
Latest registered member is skinandbones.ca
977 guests, 525 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6106, that happened on Jun 09, 2016