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03-25-2012, 09:41 AM   #1
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Do you use a blower?

Do you use a blower to clean the internals of your interchangeable lens camera?

03-25-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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Yes, but only a Rocket Blower. No compressed air or anything mechanical because of contaminants.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Yes, but only a Rocket Blower.
Ditto
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Yes, but only a Rocket Blower. No compressed air or anything mechanical because of contaminant.
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03-25-2012, 10:17 AM   #5
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No, never have, never will...
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Canned gas rules.
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Blower didn't work out for me and so bought an artic butterfly.
03-25-2012, 11:09 AM   #8
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Occasionally.

IMHO the poll could have multi-choice answers of:

* Always
* Sometimes
* Never
* Huh?

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Don't know how to change it...

QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
Occasionally.

IMHO the poll could have multi-choice answers of:

* Always
* Sometimes
* Never
* Huh?
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5-forum/179971-just-received-my-...iewfinder.html

Also, I put this up because I didn't realize that so many people are adamantly opposed to rocket blowers as evidence of the thread above. I still find the black and white of it useful. I personally use one when I have dust to contend with. I don't use it just because I like to tickle the insides of my camera.
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The best $9 I've ever spend on photo accessories: AA1900 Giottos Rocket Air Blaster, Manual Air Blower with Extra-Large Rubber Bulb - 7.5" Long

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Yep, I agree with Adam, same item, best buck ever spent.
03-25-2012, 12:06 PM   #12
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For my K100d I needed a jet engine to keep it clean. It never was completely dust free.

I have never, ever had a speck of dust with my K5.

Pentax certainly did something right.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Fixed the link for ya! Gotta take that "&" off the end...

Personally, I use the Giottos Rocket all the time on my lenses and inside my camera mirror boxes. If and when it starts to break down and spew rubber bits (I test-squeeze it into my hand each time I pull it out), I'll buy another one for $9. Not everyone needs a clean room for equipment cleaning...
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I use vaccum better.
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You need to be careful with vacuums they generate static electricity and I wouldn't feel comfortable having that near sensitive electronic stuff
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