Vacum cleaning DSLR?

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  1. Val

    Val TPF Noob!

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    So... Is it safe to vacum clean your DSLR? Apparently it removes dust from viewfinder, from behind LCD and even from sesor.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The problem with that is that as you are sucking the dust & air away from the camera...air (with dust) has to rush back in toward the camera...so you may end up with just as much dust.

    I think the best would be a simple brushing of the outside and the usual cleaning techniques of the sensor.
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Better to poof with a buffer than to vacuum.
     
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    DON'T!!!

    That's all that needs to be said. Aside from the issues mentioned it's just not safe. Just google vacuum and sensor cleaning will turn up plenty of horror stories.
     

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