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02-21-2010, 06:55 PM   #1
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THE DREADED DUST WORMS

Last year while on vacation i noticed a "dust worm" appearing on my shots.I went to the nearest CVS type store and bought a $3 dollar ear syringe --put the camera on "B" removed the lens --pressed the shutter- 5-10sec blow with the syringe and "worms" were gone.It worked for me and i always have it in my camera bag.--charliezap


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02-22-2010, 12:21 AM   #2
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That's great, providing there is no dust in the blower. You run a risk unless the blower has a valve to keep it as dust free inside as possible.

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That's great, providing there is no dust in the blower. You run a risk unless the blower has a valve to keep it as dust free inside as possible.

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There was dust before i used it and none after.
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Lol, I have the exact same blower and have also done this procedure. It worked but I was actually worried about what Jasvox said about dust inside the blower. The ear syringe works great but I think I'll splash out (and stop being a cheapskate) and spend all of <10 euro on a proper blower.

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Just pointing out the risks. The giottos blower isn't expensive and the valve works at keeping the dust out...not just when it's brand new.

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Why use Bulb mode, and not the sensor cleaning mode specifically intended for this purpose?

I realize it's six of one, half a dozen of the other. But if the camera offers a feature to do the exact thing you're trying to do, why not?
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fwiw.... i've got a couple of giottos blowers... work great...relatively cheap too..
and no worry about introducing any unwanted matter from the blower after repeated uses.... remember.. what goes in must come out...... eventually...
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