Guys... These anyday sell for $25+ on Amazon and/or Buy.com or any other online market portal. You can verify for yourself. I had this item in my cart for the last 3 months fluctuating between the range of $23-$25. However today my cart updates said "This item has decreased by $21". I quickly grabbed a couple for myself. Links are given below
To me it seems to be a price mistake which may be caught soon, maybe after FW rush. Go grab one for yourself soon.
Quicky - These are NOT supposed to be used for lens cleaning but are purely meant for SENSOR cleaning. Secondly, these are NOT supposed to be put on the sensor but they should be whisked on top of it i.e there's no contact between the brush and the sensor. The dust is picked up by the static charge. Also, make sure to get a Giotto Large Air pump to loosen down the dirt first and then use these. Lastly, these brushes are reusable.
*** Update @ 1:47 pm EST *** - Till today morning Buy.com was showing $27.95. I swear I checked it myself and also gave the ref. above. However now the Buy.com price is also updated to $6.00 + $2.98 shipping.
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Where do you see this brand/model brush go for $25+ ?
posted: May. 9, 2012 @ 12:00p
posted: May. 9, 2012 @ 12:43p
Just get a Giottos rocket and it will blow any dust off the sensor with no risk of accidentally touching the sensor, or introducing dirt or more dust onto the sensor.
posted: May. 9, 2012 @ 12:53p
respdoc said: Where do you see this brand/model brush go for $25+ ?
As I said earlier that Amazon has been carrying these for $25+ since I had them in my cart for 3+ months. You can even verify the historic price or for that matter price for these from any other online vendor by copy pasting the belo wlink in your address bar
qube said: I don't think it's a mistake. If one was cheap and the other normal price I would say so....but for both to be reduced in price? I think it's the right price....it is just a brush after all!
Right price or not.. Can't say.. but I feel $6 is a good justified price. However, it isn't "just a brush after all". If you own a high end DSLR and understand the concept of sensor dust cleaning, you'll understand the importance of this item. I own a Canon 5d Mk II and Canon 7D and have tried cleaning 5d Mk II sensor with liquid soln. using swab kits. It is a big pain and requires very careful handling of the camera and the sensor. The bristles of this particular brush are designed to hold charge that will attract the static dust particles from the sensor, once they are kinda loosened out by the air blower. I'm not saying that you will NEVER have to wet clean your sensor ever, but it'll take more time gap between wet cleanings if you use this. After its use, this is supposed to be kept back in the box/wrapper in which is came to make sure that it is free of any dust.
I would bring your DSLR into a professional authorized service center if I were you. The sensor is extremely delicate, so unless you have done it before or are a professional camera repairman, I wouldn't touch it.
posted: May. 9, 2012 @ 10:18p
Ohh, a new and strategic way to sell more DSLRs-- lower the price barrier for damaging your existing sensor!
posted: May. 9, 2012 @ 11:48p
The newer DSLRs have built-in sensor cleaners so I suspect these brushes will soon become obsolete. Maybe that's why prices are dropping. Unfortunately, some of us own dust magnets like the Canon 5D that have no such built-in sensor cleaner. So we are forced to use blowers and (shudder!) to use brushes occasionally to clean the sensor. You can have a professional clean your sensor for a fee, but I found I would get dust sometimes within a week after a cleaning. I can't afford to have it cleaned once a week. Just have to keep a blower and a last-resort sensor swab in my camera bag...
posted: May. 10, 2012 @ 12:26a
ive cleaned mine a few times using a company called copper hill's products. actually works pretty well in my opinion. as long as youre careful you should be ok.
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posted: May. 10, 2012 @ 12:44a
Doh, back to $27.95.
posted: May. 10, 2012 @ 12:37p
Aha.. back to $27.95 on Amazon.com and Buy.com. Looks like IT WAS A PRICE MISTAKE. Wonder where did those RED flamers disappear..
Anyways, as for cleaning, it's totally up to you what you call is "clean". Som people are picky with even one or 2 specs of dust on the sensor where as some don't even care about the dust. You can argue as much as you want, without any solid conclusion. Its just for the peace of mind. Apart from automatic cleaning mechanism that both my cams. i.e 5d Mk ii and 7D have, I also use DUST DELETE DATA, a function built in Canon DSLRs to record the posn. of dust on the sensor, the output of which works only when you download photo using canon's software, which will inturn remove any dust particles from the downloaded picture automatically, based upon the DUST DELETE DATA reading. So everytime you clean your sensor, regardless of the method, make sure to register the DUST DELETE DATA reading on your Canon DSLR.
Kind of disappoint, it come with a brush, 3 sticks of swab, and a instruction. I was expecting 10 swabs, and a pad/cloth in 3rd picture in Amazon.com and a brush. i have attach a picture, sorry about my cheap phone camera and it's blurry.
posted: May. 11, 2012 @ 11:21p
all168 said: Kind of disappoint, it come with a brush, 3 sticks of swab, and a instruction. I was expecting 10 swabs, and a pad/cloth in 3rd picture in Amazon.com and a brush. i have attach a picture, sorry about my cheap phone camera and it's blurry.
Guess we have to start reading Amazon descriptions as carefully as eBay!
"The D-SLR BrushTM kit comes complete with: 1 D-SLR BrushTM & 3 ChamberSwabsTM packaged inside of a polyurethane tube for protection and storage while traveling. This kit also comes with printed instructions, all of this inside a resealable, hangable 2 mil plastic bag."
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