The camera blower has become a constant fixture in many photographers lives. These small, lightweight devices make it easy to blow dust and debris off cameras, lenses and other gear.
They typically cost between $9 and $15 and up until now, the Giottos AA1900 Large Rocket Blaster has been my favorite. Not any more – enter the Zeeion Blower from Visible Dust. The new king of rocket blowers.
The Zeeion Blower is an anti-static blower. The theory is that when you use a traditional blower, you increase static because most of these devices are made of rubber. Visible Dust’s blower stops the dust from re-attaching to the surface by neutralizing the static charges.
The Zeeion Blower also has a one way valve that prevents dust intake. Again, if you use a traditional blower, once you squeeze it to force all the air out, it has to refill with air when you stop squeezing. The Zeeion Blower ships with a valve that prevents this from happening in the same way. The air is filtered coming back in.
Finally – the Zeeion Blower is protected by filters at both ends that prevent foreign matter intake.
Does it work? As far as I can tell – yes. I don’t have any scientific gear that would help me verify how many dust particles are landing on my lenses or sensor, but I can say that it makes me feel better to be operating with all this cool technology.
Visible Dust is either VERY good at marketing or their stuff works, because many professionals that I know use it. I use their sensor cleaning materials too. Unfortunately, it’s all very expensive.
The retail price of the Zeeion Blower is $37.33 US plus shipping. As far as I can tell, that makes it the most expensive blower in the world.
Okay – now go ahead and laugh. But I actually like this thing.
For more information visit http://www.visibledust.com.