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10-16-2010, 05:38 PM   #1
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Check blower for insects

The unintended tiny insect macro



Oh joy, reaches for reading glasses and extends fingers to assess shake...

Quick check of the Eclipse bottle finds the molecules of methanol are smaller than the gaps in plastic bottles molecules...nice.
emergency trip to town where I exchanged a kidney for a packet of 4 Vswabs.
Handily packed in glass, the solvent has a $/ml of Channel No.5
3 out of 4 Vswabs and a massive amount of scrubbing got 99.9% of it. Wonderful eneloups coped with at least 10 scrub cycles
I was needing a cup of tea and a sit down after an hour of that I can tell you.

please no gloating from the ' you won't catch me using one of those things' brigade...
I'm still going to use it
might try gentle puffs now though...that poor little guy was doing 100ks when he/she hit

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10-16-2010, 05:42 PM   #2
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Yep... planning to wash out blower and install nifty inlet filter and niffty nose cap.
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10-16-2010, 06:43 PM   #3
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Ha! midge alert. Haven't seen that situation before.
10-16-2010, 07:04 PM   #4
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I kept mine in the plastic container it came in, thus far. And I always give it several hard puffs before applying to any part of the camera.

Still this was an interesting, if scary development. I will have to keep alert!

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What happened? I no understand. It was in your cleaning fluid?
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Given that he mentioned eneloops lasting long enough, I assume he actually squirted the bug onto his sensor. Ouch.
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wow that's a first. do you have more pictures? first one looks cool..
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thanks to all the well wishers
Yes the little guy was in the blower and my fist of power squeeze welded him on the sensor.
Thank goodness for the Eneloops which are incredibly available in NZ now (DSE $29/4)
Pablom I have lots more pictures of the sky with slowly disappearing midge.
The last dot took 5 separate scrub and check rounds.
If I had waited any longer or sent it to service in NZ
it would have been screwed.

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