Sensor cleaner- VisibleDust Arctic Butterfly 724 (Brite)


duncanM

Link Posted 25/03/2014 - 19:19


The "Visible Dust Arctic Butterfly 724 (Brite)" is described by its makers as a self-cleaning brush for cleaning dust from DSLR sensors, and is sold as “a superb sensor cleaning tool” with a “patented Super-Charged Fiber Technology” rotating fibre tip to enhance its cleaning function.
It is advertised as being safe for use on ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) coated sensors and on DLSR's with built-in sensor cleaning systems.
There is an LED on its handle for illuminating the DSLR’s mirror box and sensor during cleaning. The LED can be switched on or off during cleaning. The rest of the blurb may be read on the manufacturer’s web site at http://www.visibledust.com/products3.php?pid=3
There is what appears to be an independent review here-
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/accessories/arctic-butterfly.shtml
My personal experience of it is extremely limited, as there was only one occasion when I became aware of having a little dust on a sensor: I did then use it, and the dust did go away, although I did have to have 2 or 3 goes. For what it's worth, it did seem to me (though I am no expert) that a static charge of some sort had attracted the dust onto the spinning fibres, but no guarantee is implied by me as to its efficacy.
Price: £50 or near offer (delivered).

duncanM

Link Posted 26/03/2014 - 15:39
duncanM wrote:
...a static charge of some sort had attracted the dust onto the spinning fibres,

To avoid any misunderstandings/disasters please let me emphasize that the fibres are spun before use (to generate charge) and again after use (to spin off the dust), but actually cleaning the sensor is done by gently drawing the fibres, in conventional, ie non-spinning, brush format, across the sensor.
Last Edited by duncanM on 26/03/2014 - 16:35
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