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    Posted: 26 Dec 2016 at 5:55am
So new year I will be moving up to medium format once I've sold my canon gear to make the move over to Hasselblad, now I'm wondering how I clean such a large sensor. I'm going to be buying a X1D the new mirrorless one they have brought out and I reckon I'll need to clean this often, Since I've been doing my own sensor cleaning for years I feel like I can do it with this camera as well.
I have recently acquired a gel sensor cleaner the proper on made in Germany and not one of those cheap copies that leaves residue behind, I have also used wet swabs in the past too. Now I'm not sure If I'll be able to use the gel sensor cleaning tool on this sensor or if I need something special for it.

I would like to hear from those who clean the sensors them selves, that way you have real world experiences :)
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G'day Simon,

Though I dont have a Medium format, I use Vswab's by VisibleDust and their cleaning solution. The swabs are somewhat expensive at around $12 each for a couple second use.

They also have swabs for Medium format. So maybe a question to their support dept may be in order to know if they have the correct size swabs for the X1D.

I tend to think that if you ask the H'Blad dealers here in Australia, I'm pretty sure they will want you to send it to them for cleaning, but I may be wrong. And this would be pointless especially if you are in the middle of a shoot and you need to clean it onsite there and then.

You might also like to go onto the H'Blad forums and ask there about sensor cleaning and what they would recommend. Hopefully you might get an answer from one of the Hasselblad Ambassador's or support staff. You also might like to put your question to Karl, seeing he is one of the Hasselblad Ambassadors.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Simon 90 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Dec 2016 at 9:33am
Cheers Craig, I know the ones you are on about and I think when I've got the camera I'll give Karl a call or email him to see about doing a video purely for different cleaning techniques for theses cameras, I remember seeing in his sensor cleaning video from years ago when he used compressed air only from a can... what I want is basically no spots on the sensor to save time later on in editing cloning out each spot.

I've asked people in the past from canon about sensor cleaning and they just tell me to send in to their service centres thats when I say I want to do it myself and they say its best I don't and use a professional instead.

I think everyone should learn how to clean there own sensors as its so easy and doesn't take long to master, this is what I'm using to clean my sensors now http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/260745970798
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put the link back in Simon it was not working


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/260745970798


cheers Rene
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Simon 90 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jan 2017 at 1:21pm
Originally posted by rene58







put the link back in Simon it was not working


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/260745970798


cheers Rene


Thank you Rene I have no idea why that wasn't working before.
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