using an airgun on the xl1? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon XL1S / XL1 Watchdog

Canon XL1S / XL1 Watchdog
Can't find it on the XL1 Watchdog site? Discuss it here.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 6th, 2003, 03:58 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 58
using an airgun on the xl1?

I got my Canon XL-1 and it's a bit dusty. If I used compressed air to blow some of it out, will I hurt the camera or mess it up?
Adam Brennan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2003, 10:25 PM   #2
Warden
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 8,267
Use it as a last resort if at all. Do Not spray compressed air into the cassette compartment. Tiny springs, washers etc. can come loose and lodge themselves in critical areas, causing expensive damage. Clean the exterior with a damp cotton cloth, moistened Q-Tips, and tooth picks and a soft toothbrush (to clean the cracks and crevices). If you have stubborn dirt or stains try a little glass cleaner, sprayed onto the Q-Tips or cotton cloth. Be careful, the harsh cleaners can discolor the plastic components.

Jeff
__________________
Jeff Donald
Carpe Diem




Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Where to Buy? From the best in the business: DVinfo.net sponsors
Jeff Donald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7th, 2003, 11:22 AM   #3
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Kelowna, B.C. Canada
Posts: 217
If you do decide to use compressed air, make sure you do a quick test spray away from the camera. I ruined one of my UV filters by spraying air on it, that decided to spray the frozen nitrogen, which left a nice blue stain on half my filter. Better the filter than my lens. Just another reason to get a UV filter, and have it on at all times!

-Nori
Nori Wentworth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7th, 2003, 06:57 PM   #4
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Airgun

Go to the cosmetics section at Wal-Mart and buy a (makeup) blush brush. They're softer'n a baby's butt and do a great job. I saw what looked like the same exact brush in a camera shop and it was $35.00. The one I bought at Wal-Mart was $3.00. I use it to dust my lens (which has a UV filter on it), too.
  Reply With Quote
Old February 10th, 2003, 12:43 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Tucson, Arizona USA
Posts: 93
It's freezing

Just for the cause, I thought I would mention compressed air again.

Do not use compressed air on a camera you can't afford to have serviced for a couple 3 hundred bucks.

The "cold" air can change the tension on the springs and even change the shape of metal if the metal is warm and the air is very cold.

The use of "cool or cold gaseous products" for bending or making a piece of metal straight has been used for centuries.

There are many battery operated air brushes around. They use 12 volt and use ambient temp of the air when blowing. And you can adjust the air flow over the camera.

Just a though!
__________________
Bob Deming

evc@starband.net
Bob Deming is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon XL1S / XL1 Watchdog

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:04 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network