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    Get a couple of rubber blower bulbs, and a good antistatic brush.
    Save that cash for more film !

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    Get yourself one of these! It's even stronger then canned air:


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    Many of these "Canned Air" aerosols don't dispense Air but Freon Gas which should not be used on lenses because it's very cold and can crack glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron LarFor4X5 View Post
    Get a couple of rubber blower bulbs, and a good antistatic brush.
    Save that cash for more film !
    Rubber blower bulbs are ineffective in removing the smallest stuck dust particles in my experience, and, since they suck in air, they blow out dust occasionally as well!

    The compressor or antistatic brush solutions seems the best.
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    The Electric Duster is on the shopping list.
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    A small air compressor available in artist supply shops for airbrushes @ $100 US should last a lifetime and certainly much longer than a few cans of spray.

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    Compressed air contains WATER! if you are going to use a compressor get yourself a moisture trap. Canned "air" is actually some sort of chemical like propane, butane, refrigerant, or something else that has a low boiling point and can be easily be caned in liquid form. The low temp liquid can also pick up moisture between the nozzle and your target, freeze it and impinge your target with ice pellets. I wouldn't spray it at anything that you don't want to sand blast with ice (negative, lens, print) unless you are far away enough for the ice to melt and turn back to gas, at that point you may as well use a bulb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bblhed View Post
    I wouldn't spray it at anything that you don't want to sand blast with ice (negative, lens, print) unless you are far away enough for the ice to melt and turn back to gas, at that point you may as well use a bulb.
    I think this is highly exaggerated. I have used KenAir Airduster cans for years, and never seen anything like "sandblast" damage. Only very rarely, especially when I don't hold up the can straight, I have had a bit of some fluid come out. That is unwanted, but like I said mostly because I didn't hold it right, so my own dumb fault.

    The benefits of a clean negative printed without loads of dust needing spotting, far outweighs the small risk of some fluid spitting out, IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco B View Post
    I think this is highly exaggerated. I have used KenAir Airduster cans for years, and never seen anything like "sandblast" damage. Only very rarely, especially when I don't hold up the can straight, I have had a bit of some fluid come out. That is unwanted, but like I said mostly because I didn't hold it right, so my own dumb fault.

    The benefits of a clean negative printed without loads of dust needing spotting, far outweighs the small risk of some fluid spitting out, IMHO.

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    For some people, that may be a bit too often. I wanted to point out that this is a risk, although small, but a compressor is just asking for trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco B View Post
    Rubber blower bulbs are ineffective in removing the smallest stuck dust particles in my experience, and, since they suck in air, they blow out dust occasionally as well!

    The compressor or antistatic brush solutions seems the best.
    Good Hurricane blowers like the Giotto Rocket Blower http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...er-Review.aspx have a valve in them so they only blow not suck
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