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09-22-2015, 12:07 PM   #1
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USB Vacuum cleaners...

Thinking about getting one to clean my K200D inside (all but the sensor) to prevent dust accumulation, I know blowing in there is the worst thing to do, so won't this tool be usefull for a periodic maintenance ? I would use it both on the body and the lenses mount side.

USB Powered Mini Vacuum Cleaner

Any of you already used this kind of tool for dust/hair/particles removal ?

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Vacuums cause static if they are used to suck dust and debris, personally I wouldn't chance it.
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I got a USB vacuum like the one in that photo some years ago. It is absolutely worthless, has next to no power. And I think it broke soon.

But even if the USB vacuum actually worked well, I would still advise against it. It is very difficult to be precise with suction

Edit: What I suggest is that you use the rocket blower, and then take the camera to a trusted service centre for a full cleaning eventually (every year, every two years, whatever works for you). It should still be cheaper than buying gadgets and risking damage

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Those gadgets are useless toys.
Contrary to what you may have read, a rocket blower works fine. I needed to use one on my *istDS and K-7 quite regularly (unlike the K-01 and K-50 I use now). Just make sure you have the body opening facing downwards when you 'puff' the blower.
It works fine and is used by millions of DSLR users. A vacuum cleaner on the other hand is not.

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Like others have said, using a blower is the preffered cleaning method. You can also wipe the lens mount from time to time with optical-grade cleaning cloths. That said, dust ingress is inevitable, but thankfully also harmless.

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Thanks a lot for these feedbacks, I will see for the rocket blower, already have a small blower, but almost useless, it blows nothing^^ So won't waste money in these USB gadgets.
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