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02-17-2007, 01:42 AM   #1
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My experience with the Visibledust Arctic Buttery SL 700

Okay, I had my doubts on such cleaning methods. I never thought that I would eventually get affected by dust on my godamn sensor (It was visible at F/16!), so I caved in and bought the Butterfly.

After reading the instructions carefully, I started charging it by spinning it to charge it. They recommend that the brush to be switched on after every swipe. I carefully stuck the brush in and gave my sensor a sweep.

Result? The dust that were stuck on the sensor were GONE. There were still some tiny bits left, and I gave it another swipe to finish the job. My sensor is now clean plus there are no scratches AT ALL. It works as advertised definitely.

Consider me a happy visibledust customer!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Vulpix Quote
After reading the instructions carefully, I started charging it by spinning it to charge it. They recommend that the brush to be switched on after every swipe. I carefully stuck the brush in and gave my sensor a sweep.
Battery powered brush? The pic at B&H is too small. Can you post some photos of the kit?

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02-17-2007, 06:19 AM   #3
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http://www.visibledust.com has the package with big photos.
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http://www.visibledust.com has the package with big photos.
Hmmm...spinning head like a toothbrush. Thanks for the link. I'm giving this some thought and got it bookmarked.

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Hmmm...spinning head like a toothbrush. Thanks for the link. I'm giving this some thought and got it bookmarked.
I'm doing the same.

Thanks for the info, Vulpix.
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I use VisibleDust's Sensor Brush - it works great.

This is the kit I have...

Digital Camera Sensor Cleaning with VisibleDust Products
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I've had my eye on that brush for a few weeks now but I wasn't sure if it was worth the investment. Thanks for sharing your experience, I'll definitely be getting that now, I'd feel much more comfortable using that over the wet cleaning methods.
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I bought one for my last big trip. Worked like a charm.

I'm thinking about getting a spare brush to use for cleaning the mirror box. (Don't want to pick up any grease on the brush that I use for the sensor.)

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Just to add to this post, I bought the brush yesterday and I can also confirm that it works like a charm. It's soooo easy to use, I'm no longer afraid to clean my sensor and now I don't worry so much about dust anymore.
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I've had mine for a while and it works better than any other method at getting rid of dry dust. It is in my camera bag all the time.

Just be warned that the brush and lid come off the body VERY easily so you have to be careful when pulling it out of the camera bag. (I guess that's why they have that snazzy case for it.)
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This thing is the real deal. I bought just the brush (no spinning device)

Visible Dust HDF Sensor Brush

and stuck a drill bit in the back of it and hooked it to my Dremel tool for the spin. Once I got it charged up, I pulled all of the dust off of my sensor- tip: use it to wipe down the mirror box while you're at it. I did this about a month ago, and I haven't seen any dust since.

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