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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎12-01-2012

Cleasning 1DX Sensor?

Has anyoen with the 1DX cleaned their own sensors yet? My sensor arrived absolutely filthy, and rather than send it in to get it cleaned, I'd liek to clean it myself to save the downtime with the shipping and service etc- I have read however, that canon 1DX employs a 'generation 2 sensor cleaning ability' incamera, and that the sensor is therefore perhaps not as robust as say the older 1D bodie's sensor filters? Has anyoen else heard or read this? The link I gave in my other thread http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1153198/0  makes a mention of the shaker sensor on the 1DX being more fragiel than older sensors? And talks about how an attempt at cleanign hte sensor broke it and cost him over $3000? Is there any truth to this? It is post number 16 that talks about hte issue-

 

As I mentioned, my sensor is absolutely filthy, and dry cleaning isn't goign to cut it- but I'm leery of tryign to clean the sensor filter myself after reading that post-

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 57
Registered: ‎11-19-2012

Re: Cleasning 1DX Sensor?

Some people are so technically inept they shouldn't be allowed near a screwdriver.  I clean the sensor in my 5DII myself with no issues.   I use this kit:http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Survival-KIT-Sensor-Eclipse/dp/B000PNJL6G/ref=pd_cp_p_1

and I also have this as well: http://www.amazon.com/LensPen-SKLK-1-Camera-Cleaning-Kit/dp/B003CZ5W1M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=135437...

 

To see how it's done you can watch this video:

http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2012/06/11/sensor-cleaning-with-copperhill/

 

If you don't feel comfortable by all means take it somewhere to be cleaned, but it really isn't that big of a deal.  

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎12-01-2012

Re: Cleasning 1DX Sensor?

Well I'm not inept bty any means- I was simpyl asking if anyoen has cleaned their 1DX sensor because I got a bit nervous abotu doing so after reading that the 1DX uses a different sensor shaking system than previuous cameras and one fella has already broken their sensor (whether that was the whole sensor or just the filter, or both I don't know, but apparently the filter and sensor are now 'hermetically sealed' together - apaprently meanign that if even the filter is damaged, that the whole thing including hte sensor needs to be replaced- what used to be abotu a $200 or dollar job now becoems a several thousand dollar job replacign hte whole sensor and filter- I'm only goign by what I've read- I don't know if there's any truth to it or not- and am asking opinions to try to find otu hte truth-

 

You are cleanign a sensor with a different sensor shaking system than the 1DX apaprently- so Yuor answetr I'm aFRaid might not apply to the question I asked- I've seen plenty of videos on sensor cleaning, and was feelign pretty good about cleanign hte sensors myself UNTIL I camne across the claim that the 1DX suppsoedly uses a different and more delicate sensor shaking system and filter- Probably you're right that it's no big deal to clean the 1DX, but I want to make sure before I try-

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