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04-23-2015, 10:04 AM   #1
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This may be a daft question; is there any sense in using a hair dryer as a blower to get rid of loose dust in camera innards? Is there anyone who has used the method successfully? The blow would obviously have to be low power and virtually no warmth. Thank you.

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Not sure why, exactly, but that sounds like a really bad idea. Maybe because the blower is going to grab all the loose dust and junk in the air and shove it into your camera?

I use a rocket blower and that sparingly. YMMV of course.
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jatrax has it correct.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
I use a rocket blower and that sparingly.
This. Very much this.

04-23-2015, 06:33 PM   #5
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I wouldn't use a hair dryer. Aside from being too powerful, every hair dryer I have seen is full of lint (I've taken apart a few attempting to clean/repair them). You would not want to blow that stuff into the camera. Also, don't use a can of compressed air. Use a rocket or similar blower designed for cameras and hold the camera upside down and blow up into it so anything that is dislodged will fall out and not onto the sensor or mirror.

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