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    Hi
    I bought a blower today which costs me $18. When I brought home I realized its slightly different from the one that I saw before (A*F). The label shown on the box is A*E. After comparing side by side, it appears that one is trying to imitate the other. However, I bought it from one of the recommended shops here, so I don't want to conclude that they tried to cheat me.

    Anyone has bought or is using A*E? May I know which is the real one? Or is A*F and A*E both reputable brands? Thanks

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    For an item like a blower, brands are inconsequential to me. As long as it works to serve its purpose well and isn't too expensive, it is a good blower.

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    seriously brand doesnt matter that much for blower, as long as it does its job of blowing off dust.

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    You joined just to complain about a blower
    You have learned a cheap lesson: Look and check carefully before you buy. If unsure, don't buy and confirm. For other people the same lesson was much more expensive.
    Welcome to CS, do read before you post your questions. Don't complain about purchases that are already made.

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    A*F ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    You joined just to complain about a blower
    You have learned a cheap lesson: Look and check carefully before you buy. If unsure, don't buy and confirm. For other people the same lesson was much more expensive.
    Welcome to CS, do read before you post your questions. Don't complain about purchases that are already made.
    No lah
    Though that was my first post, I joined a few weeks back to read up on cameras cos I got my 500D today

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamJeFfy View Post
    A*F ..
    Thanks....
    Means I got chopped on my first purchase. Swear never to go back to that shop again

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    Default Re: Newbie question on blower

    AF or AE both also not from "famous", "well-known" or "reputable" what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    You joined just to complain about a blower
    You have learned a cheap lesson: Look and check carefully before you buy. If unsure, don't buy and confirm. For other people the same lesson was much more expensive.
    Welcome to CS, do read before you post your questions. Don't complain about purchases that are already made.
    Agree on this
    Even me sometimes almost too fast want to purchase, not carefully check.

    AE AF? Never heard of this brand.... but again, as long as it can blow away dust, it is good.

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    Default Re: Newbie question on blower

    If you want a good blow job, go for the Rocket Blower.

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    Get Rocket Blower at CathayPhoto
    $12 (Biggest size)
    Strong and power and very worth the $12.

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    TS,

    AF would be the Swiss AF blower. Its blue in colour.

    Shld be ard $12-$15. If I'm not wrong, John 3:16 sells the Swiss AF blower.

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    i won't pay $18 for a blower...

    got picture? A*F is a brand of blowers.. not too sure abougt A*E, search on web turns up AE rubber, not sure what that is

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    Who say AF is not well-known or famous?

    It's widely used in the watchmaking industry and I use it for my watch repairs as well as for my dslr.

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    Default Re: Newbie question on blower

    I have a question and you may laugh at me. Do we put blower in the dry cabinet to prevent fungus growing inside the blower as the last thing we want is to blow fungus onto our camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBL2009 View Post
    I have a question and you may laugh at me. Do we put blower in the dry cabinet to prevent fungus growing inside the blower as the last thing we want is to blow fungus onto our camera.
    lol, no need la..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBL2009 View Post
    I have a question and you may laugh at me. Do we put blower in the dry cabinet to prevent fungus growing inside the blower as the last thing we want is to blow fungus onto our camera.
    You don't blow fungus, you blow the fungus spores. But spores are already there at your cam and will always be there. So no point at all. You can prevent the growth of fungus but not the presence of spores.

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    Perhaps A*E is a new type? I got my A*F swiss blower last time for $16 at MS.
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    Yah... I saw thw A*E last time.... But I went on to buy the Giotto Rocket blower (biggest size) and Cathay.... Haha! Not A*F but A*E.... =S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    You joined just to complain about a blower
    You have learned a cheap lesson: Look and check carefully before you buy. If unsure, don't buy and confirm. For other people the same lesson was much more expensive.
    Welcome to CS, do read before you post your questions. Don't complain about purchases that are already made.
    LOL moral of the story: do not make assumtions
    New member status means just join to complain? lmao

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    No lah
    Though that was my first post, I joined a few weeks back to read up on cameras cos I got my 500D today

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