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03-25-2012, 05:28 PM   #16
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Rocket blower when dust start to show in photo's

03-26-2012, 03:56 PM   #17
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Rocket Blower here...love it!
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Wow am i the only one with bad experience with them?
I only blow the dust onto other parts inside the mirrorbox, did i use it wrongly?
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I use a mid-size broom. Lol just a Giottos rocket blower. and not all internals, just the mirror box and the sensor occasionally.

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How were you using one?

QuoteOriginally posted by Anvh Quote
Wow am i the only one with bad experience with them?
I only blow the dust onto other parts inside the mirrorbox, did i use it wrongly?
How were you using one?

I only use one when I find dust on pics, but I also needed to use one when installing focusing screens. I take the blower out of a plastic bag and do about 15-20 puffs before it goes near the camera. Then I turn the camera upside down and blow about 15 more times. Seems to work fine. I also have the dust shake turned on on startup. I know that people get very scientific about explaining why or why not it is good to use one. I just visualize a small box with one side open and talcum powder lining the box. If you turn the box upside down and use a blower on it, I am sure that you will see the talcum powder spewing out the opening. Might be a question for the Mythbusters, though there is the potential for them to damage the neighborhood trying.
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I don't hold the camera upside down but i point the lens opening down though
But with the K10D the viewfinder was pretty clean but after the first time i used it the viewfinder was pretty dirty...
And it was a blower designed for cleaning SLR so no tacum inside.
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Sounds to me...

QuoteOriginally posted by Anvh Quote
I don't hold the camera upside down but i point the lens opening down though
But with the K10D the viewfinder was pretty clean but after the first time i used it the viewfinder was pretty dirty...
And it was a blower designed for cleaning SLR so no tacum inside.
Sounds to me like you need to wash your hands first.

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I solved it differently like i already wrote down
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I have a low pressure, oiless, hospital grade, HEPA filtered small compressor I used to use in the darkroom. I would use that if I needed a blower.
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I started with using a blower and it worked for a while but then I got dust on top of VF focus screen so I just use Pentax sensor cleaning stick for normal dust and "Visible Dust Plus" for the one welded on something I had. Only had to wet clean 1 time in a year and it worked really well..

The best money I ever spent was buying a Visible dust "lighted sensor loupe". It is pricey but well worth it for the time it saves me. Funny how well things work when I can see the dust and then verify I removed it. No more taking pictures of blue sky or white sheet of paper. No more retesting. Just one step. A simple/quick/effective routine as it should be.

People should do whatever works for them using the method of their choice/expense!

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I use a blower with a filter, works for me.
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I use the air from my lungs
Hot, moist air inside the camera - no thanks.
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