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Old 03-04-2008, 03:50 PM   #28
Kevin W-S
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 67

Be very careful about using blower bulbs, and if you do change them every 3 or 4 months.

I use a blower bulb and one day discovered a whole of specs. A blow only made it worse. Dry cleaning by my friendly camera did not get them off either. Eventually it took major wet cleaning.

The issue we discovered, was that the bub had perished slightly inside (and this was a high quality bulb as well) and was spraying minute perished rubber particles onto the sensor. The camera expert noted this had happened before.

I now used a bulb made out of a kind of "shiny" rubber (quite hard) which works well.

A tip - always keep the bulb in a zip-loc bag.

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