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    Default Vacuum Cleaners hazardous to DSLRs!!!

    "...do not use a vacuum for the inside of your camera as it generates a lot of static electricity that can damage the internal components of your camera. If you need to use a vacuum to clean the inside of your camera, use a portable battery powered vacuum designed to do this job."

    Ok, this has been paraphrased cos i can't find the website i found it on just warning!!! dunno how true is but it's still scary :S
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    I'm not very sure abt u guys, but I dun think anyone would have the guts to try such a stunt on his $1.7K++++ investment.

    Its a lotta money involved to use ur vaccum cleaner to suck the innards ya noe?
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    aaaa...... ...I have actually done it a couple of times.....so far so good on my D70. btw, I was using a big vacuum also...really effective on difficult dust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sjourn
    aaaa...... ...I have actually done it a couple of times.....so far so good on my D70. btw, I was using a big vacuum also...really effective on difficult dust.


    BARIS! HORMAT SENJATA!
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    *Fighter planes roar overhead*
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn


    BARIS! HORMAT SENJATA!
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    exaggerated la.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn


    BARIS! HORMAT SENJATA!
    *plays fanfare*
    *Fighter planes roar overhead*

    LOL ....in a proverb:"if old one don't go, how new one come....?"

    C'mon guys, time to give your cams a good suck (don't think otherwise) with your vacuums....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sjourn
    aaaa...... ...I have actually done it a couple of times.....so far so good on my D70. btw, I was using a big vacuum also...really effective on difficult dust.
    ah ha!! now I know!! when you want to off load your stuff I know which one to stay far far away from
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sjourn
    aaaa...... ...I have actually done it a couple of times.....so far so good on my D70. btw, I was using a big vacuum also...really effective on difficult dust.
    Halfmoon make mental note not to buy D 70 from the forum by Sjourn....

    Maybe try those car vacuum is better idea right????
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    I knew of a professional photog that use a vacum cleaner on his 1D MKIIs At first I go like wow how come I never think of that. Then I go is it safe? Guess not

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    how vacuum cleaner produce static elect?
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    Actually like sjourn , gave a vaccum treatment for my cam when got dust in CCD , turns out fine leh .

    Pooh's Vaccum treatment cum spa package, only SGD$9.90 , the only spa , your camera will need. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by poohbear
    Pooh's Vaccum treatment cum spa package, only SGD$9.90 , the only spa , your camera will need. haha
    Okok give me a Pooh's DSLR spa treatment, got volcanic mud or not? my dslr's body can use some cleaning
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    See....I'm not alone in this...Pooh, want to go into business making special cam vacuums anot? heehee.

    normally static is a charge stored e.g if a person walking over carpet barefooted will be acculmulating charge and if touches a metal object will release the charge. Best way to discharge before handling electronics is just to hold a metal casing like computer casing.

    My cam is still in tip top cond, so when u see in b/s: "D70, spa treated, dustless"
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    Quote Originally Posted by singscott
    I knew of a professional photog that use a vacum cleaner on his 1D MKIIs At first I go like wow how come I never think of that. Then I go is it safe? Guess not
    Oh gosh... Another one dat deserves Attention at Arms.
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    wun the vacuum suck out the spoonge and stuff around the mirror box and mirror mechanism with all the spring and stuff.. i think i better not try.. i can live with a bit of dust inside
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    U don't shove the whole tube inside la....Leave about 2 inch away from the opening so the suction not too strong....and it's just a 10 sec thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poohbear
    Actually like sjourn , gave a vaccum treatment for my cam when got dust in CCD , turns out fine leh .

    Pooh's Vaccum treatment cum spa package, only SGD$9.90 , the only spa , your camera will need. haha
    Har??? Camera SPA???? Got aroma one or not??? hahaa......
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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkertR
    "...do not use a vacuum for the inside of your camera as it generates a lot of static electricity that can damage the internal components of your camera. If you need to use a vacuum to clean the inside of your camera, use a portable battery powered vacuum designed to do this job."

    Ok, this has been paraphrased cos i can't find the website i found it on just warning!!! dunno how true is but it's still scary :S

    They are also hazardous to pet rodents and pet giant hissing roaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay
    wun the vacuum suck out the spoonge and stuff around the mirror box and mirror mechanism with all the spring and stuff.. i think i better not try.. i can live with a bit of dust inside
    If I use my vacuum cleaner, it will prolly suck out the mirror too!

    So better don't try!

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    Tried it before. Switched to low power and don't put the nozzle too close to the inside. I don't see any static electricity. Anyway teh hose is all plastic so how to get electricity?

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