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Best sensor blower / cleaner
on April 26, 2012
I have used this rocket blower for over 6 years now, and have tested other blowers as well. The rocket blower is so good that it has gotten me through owning a canon 20D, 30D, and 40D without ever needing a professional cleaning done. This tools helps you stay on top of dust, the moment a speck shows up on your images, lock your mirror up,. Throw a few puffs of air at the sensor (camera opening faced down, rocket faced upwards, (this way specks of dust fall out of the camera when they become dislodged)) Repeat this step till dust is gone.
I have found the more dust you have the harder it is to remove, so letting dust build up only makes cleaning harder,. the rocket lets you stay one step ahead of the dust, and never needs new parts or chemical refills.
definitely get the medium sized one, the small one has a little less air pressure/flow and that can result in having to do the cleaning over and over again till it finally gets the bit of dust off,. the medium sized one has a good strong, but not to strong gust of air that comes out of it. I have never tested the large one.
Never use compressed air from a compressor (unless it's been regulated down for in camera use, and moisture filtered) or from a spray can this can damage your camera in numerous ways.
I keep my rocket in a zip lock bag, this keeps dust from collecting on the rocket and ending up in my camera.
Never touch the rocket to any part of the internals of your camera, never leave the camera "open" for longer than needed, always put a cap or lenses on the camera, I never leave any of my cameras "open" for longer than 15-30 seconds as the longer its open the more likely new dust will end up inside of it.