Firefly Sensor Cleaner. Ionize The Dust Away!


The NRD Firefly sensor cleaner ionizes the air around the sensor and reduces static. This causes any dust particles to release from the sensor. This looks like a decent alternative to bringing your camera in for service. It also looks like a great item to keep in the  old camera bag. The Firefly is not cheap at around $130 US. Here is a rip from the website.

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“A common reason for particulate sticking to the image sensor filter is the presence of electrostatic charges. The electrostatic charges will attract and “hold” onto any particulate that comes under the influence of its electric field.

The camera’s image sensor filter can possess both positive (+) and negative (-) electrostatic charges, so it is important that the method used to clean the sensor is capable of neutralizing both types of charges.

The Solution: While there are many methods available to the photographer to clean the image sensor filter, only the FireFly provides a convenient, safe, and effective method to neutralize electrostatic charges on the components of the mirror box, shutter chamber, and image sensor filter.

The FireFly utilizes a nine-volt battery to ‘ionize’ the air passing through the body of the Firefly, producing and delivering both positive (+) and negative (-) air ions to the outlet air stream. This assures that the static charges are neutralized, allowing the particulate matter to be blown off by the ionized air stream and flushed out of the camera body.

The new 2nd generation FireFly includes many improvements over the original FireFly. We have reduced the size and weight, added a new compartment for the battery making it easier to install, and we added a new ‘Timer’ circuit that will automatically turn off the FireFly after 15 seconds – making it possible to use the new FireFly one-handed.”

A unique digital sensor cleaner with advanced ionization technology.
  • The new 2nd generation FireFly cleans without touching the sensor.
  • Here are just a few of the other advantages it offers:
  • Easy to use for both professional and amateur photographers in the studio and in the field.
  • Design is supported by NRD’s 30-plus years of experience in the static elimination field.
  • 9 volt battery operated
  • Uses a ‘timed’ on/off switch – conserving battery power.
  • One-handed operation
  • What others say about the FireFly.
Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
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  • yourgoo

    very expensive air pump, and next time use real human not computer generated voice, cause this one sucks