The Visible Dust FlexoDome (Pentax DSLR Cameras) features a ring to be attached to each specific camera body for hands-free operation. The cup on FlexoDome is uniquely designed to accept a variety of nozzles from different bulb blowers.
Once attached to the camera body, FlexoDome acts as a fence against the sensor contact and blower nozzle allowing the operator to invert the camera's sensor downward without the fear of entering the chamber area damaging the sensor. This method facilitates the removal of heavier particles based on gravity action. However, this seems to be impossible task when camera's sensor is faced upward acting against the gravity. By using FlexoDome one can remove all dust particles regardless of their size.
Some bulb blowers use shorter or narrower opening in their nozzles to increase the blasting power of air and to avoid sensor contact. However, this results in higher friction between air molecules passing through a narrower opening, generating higher static charges, turning the sensor into a dust magnet. Another problem associated with the increase in blasting power of shorter/narrower nozzles are the projectiles generated by this method. These sharp microscopic particles hit the sensor with more force damaging the sensor coating creating images resembling the moon surface.
FlexoDome eliminates the needs for shorter/narrower nozzles in bulb blowers allowing a directional blast for a more efficient dust removal. Directional blast maximizes the efficiency of traditional blower in removing dust particles without creating the adverse side effects.
FlexoDome creates a safe fence against accidental contact between bulb blower and sensor surface, by taking advantages of gravity action and directional blast, it maximizes dust removal efficiency. The use of FlexoDome and VisibleDust bulb blower Zeeion creates a powerful combo tool for professionals and amateurs as a first line of defense in camera sensor cleaning.