FireFly Lets You Safely and Easily Clean Dust Off of Your Sensor


Getting dust out of your camera body, and especially off of your sensor, can be a tricky process. It’s not that there aren’t plenty of options out there, it’s that most of them put your sensor and other sensitive pieces of your camera at risk. Even ye olde air blower isn’t entirely safe. The FireFly digital sensor cleaner, however, seems to be.

A bit on the expensive side, the $130 FireFly uses power from a nine volt battery to blow ionized air into your camera body. These ions will, in turn, neutralize any static charge that your camera may posses, allowing dust particles to fall away.

In case you’re worried that the air itself may have particles in it, FireFly also comes with a 20 micron filter attached to keep that from happening. And to add a bit of convenience and another incentive to spend big bucks on a cleaning tool, FireFly automatically shuts off after 15 seconds, allowing you to use it with one hand.

So, if you’re sick of removing dust particles in Photoshop, or you just happen to have $130 dollars you’re dying to spend on a useful photography accessory, head over to the FireFly website to order yours.

(via The Phoblographer)

  • Vlad Dusil

    Great, now a rocket blower looks less like a rectal toy of sorts and more like a block-headed alien. Sign me up.

  • Burnin Biomass

    You sir are responsible for the Iced Tea that I just spit all over my keyboard.

  • Steve

    I’d pay $130 if it removes all dust from my sensor but I don’t believe it will. Some bits always seem to be welded on and aren’t easy to remove.

  • sshoihet

    and because the rocket blower didn’t look enough like a grenade to the nice folks in security, we’ll just add some electronics to it :-)

  • Mansgame

    Doesn’t Nikon only charge about $50 to clean a sensor? Unless you have a D600, how many times do you need your sensor cleaned to justify $110 for a rubber squeeze toy?

  • Bua

    Hot Damn, this will not get through Airport security.

  • Todd Gardiner

    I shoot at Burning Man and this solution sounds perfect for dealing with the aftermath of daily dust storms. Certainly cheaper than a waterproof camera case, while also being lighter and allowing full use of my camera.