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VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light

B&H # VIABSL788 Mfr # 5964484
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Product Highlights
  • Illuminates the Sensor While Cleaning
  • Included Light Makes Spotting Dust Easy
  • Enhances Dust Rejection
  • Does Not Use Any Canned Air

The Visible Dust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light cleans your sensor without the use of any canned air. The built-in light allows you to see exactly where the brush is cleaning and also prevents you from accidentally smearing the surrounding surfaces. The fibers on the brush are ultra thin and are super charged giving them excellent lifting power.

Because of its safety features all models of Arctic Butterfly can be safely used on ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) coated sensor and DLSR's with built in sensor cleaning systems.

Note! Requires 1 AAA battery (not included)

Three stage power button
Equipped with light
Enhanced fiber cleaning through patented rotary motion
No canned air - completely travel safe
Enhanced super-charged fiber technology - metal clamp is attached to the body of the Arctic Butterfly through a non-conductive joint
VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VisibleDustSL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light
     
    3.7

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Compact (5)

    Cons

    • Not durable (4)
    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works Well

      My EOS 5D Mk II had a speck on its sensor that I could not remove with my FireFly ionized air spray, which usually works to remove foreign objects. Rather than starting with a...Read complete review

      My EOS 5D Mk II had a speck on its sensor that I could not remove with my FireFly ionized air spray, which usually works to remove foreign objects. Rather than starting with a full-blown "wet swab" cleaning technique, I decided to buy and try the Arctic Butterfly. I was careful not to touch the brush bristles. I spun the device for 5-10sec, then brushed off the sensor lightly in the area where the speck was located. Follow up with a blast of ionized air, reinspect, and my sensor was once again clean. Reinsertion of the brush into its protective sleeve takes a little doing. This is a great product and in my opinion is well-made and fully functional.

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      Not reliable

      Background: I've been shooting actively since the late '80s. I bought the Arctic Butterfly to clean the sensor on my Nikon D600, my D600 seems to have the standard D600 dirty sensor...Read complete review

      Background: I've been shooting actively since the late '80s. I bought the Arctic Butterfly to clean the sensor on my Nikon D600, my D600 seems to have the standard D600 dirty sensor problem. When I first reved up the Arctic Butterfly the brush immediatley came out of it's seat. I tried repeatedly to lock it back in place but it would not stay secured in it's holder. I'd hate to have the thing fall out and into the camera body while trying to clean with it.When putting the brush cover cap back over the brush the bristles get caught and splayed out. I can only guess that with use and replacement the bristles would become damaged and not lay in the tight group that they should.Appart from that that, the build quality of the item is not equal to the very high price. This is more like a $25 item than a [$]item.

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      2.0

      Mediocre product at an outrageous price

      By Rock Runner

      from Crescent City, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction
        • Way too expensive

        Best Uses

          Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

          I suppose it works; it gave me no specific problems. But it was not outstanding in any way -- I needed other products to help in the sensor cleaning process, as this did not solve the cleaning problem by itself -- and yet one would think it should be gold-plated given the price. The built-in light was NOT sufficient to see the sensor very well -- I had to use a loupe at the same time to illuminate the sensor while using this brush. I do not know if I will keep it, but I probably will, only because there are no satisfactory alternatives (yet). When competitors come along, watch the inflated price of this item drop through the floor. Until then, we'll just suck it up and pay for this over-priced brush.

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          • No

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          5.0

          very good pruduct

          By igarcia

          from north wilkesboro,NC

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Not Durable

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

          easy to use and get job done

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          • No

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          4.0

          Part of the cleaning process

          By bellbowrie

          from australia

          Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

          Had a small amount of dust on nikon d5100 and d7100 sensors that rocket would not remove so decided to try a brush.
          Bought the arctic butterfy as it seemed the best.
          Cleaned both sensors but dust remained so it must have been stuck on so went to wet clean to get rid of remainder.
          Havent used the brush yet to form an opinion but feel it is a preventitive measure to hopefully remove loose dust.

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          5.0

          Works great.

          By Tom

          from Orange Park, Florida

          Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

          Works great. I bought the Arctic Butterfly along with the Hurricane, some VDust and swabs. For $ I got a collection of items that solved all my dust problems on two cameras. I no longer have that fear of cleaning my sensors myself. A very capable set of products.

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          5.0

          Works Well

          By dhmosquito

          from Rapid City, SD

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Traveling

            Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

            My EOS 5D Mk II had a speck on its sensor that I could not remove with my FireFly ionized air spray, which usually works to remove foreign objects. Rather than starting with a full-blown "wet swab" cleaning technique, I decided to buy and try the Arctic Butterfly. I was careful not to touch the brush bristles. I spun the device for 5-10sec, then brushed off the sensor lightly in the area where the speck was located. Follow up with a blast of ionized air, reinspect, and my sensor was once again clean. Reinsertion of the brush into its protective sleeve takes a little doing. This is a great product and in my opinion is well-made and fully functional.

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            • No

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            2.0

            Quality doesn't match the price

            By Hura

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Not Durable

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

            It does the job, but it is very expensive for what it is. I'm giving it two stars as the bristels on the edge stared to bend towards outside after only one use.

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            • No

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            1.0

            Not reliable

            By Doug

            from Arizona

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Not Durable
            • Not Functional
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

              Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

              Background: I've been shooting actively since the late '80s. I bought the Arctic Butterfly to clean the sensor on my Nikon D600, my D600 seems to have the standard D600 dirty sensor problem. When I first reved up the Arctic Butterfly the brush immediatley came out of it's seat. I tried repeatedly to lock it back in place but it would not stay secured in it's holder. I'd hate to have the thing fall out and into the camera body while trying to clean with it.When putting the brush cover cap back over the brush the bristles get caught and splayed out. I can only guess that with use and replacement the bristles would become damaged and not lay in the tight group that they should.Appart from that that, the build quality of the item is not equal to the very high price. This is more like a $25 item than a [$]item.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Not too strong

              By Claudio

              from Cancún, Quintana Roo, México

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Not Durable

              Best Uses

                Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

                The product gives the feeling that will disarm when used.

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                1.0

                Low quality, too expensive

                By teom

                from Weston, FL

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Design

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

                    Regardless of price, I decided to buy this brush based on videos I watched.I took the brush out of its case, place battery and turned it on. As soon as it started to spin the brush became lose. I tried to pushed it back in, but it kept falling. The last thing I want is a brush falling into my sensor.It is obvious that the company does not have any quality control, the brush was not turned on once; otherwise, they would have noticed right away the issue.I returned it since I do not trust the quality of these products. I wanted to buy their sensor loupe for [$]. I read too many articles about it feeling cheap. I bought a led loupe at [@]for [$]and it works great to inspect the sensor.

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                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Larry

                    from Lisle, IL

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

                        This is my first experience cleaning the sensor and the product is easy to use a very effective. Combined with the sensor loupe, cleaning was nothing to fear.

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Download Instructions before using!

                        By LD

                        from Cincinnati, OH

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Use

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

                            The brush smeared my sensor! No instructions came in the box? Only later did I discover on the Visible Dust web site that I was not to touch the brush with my hand as your hand contains oil that will contaminate the brush.

                            Also when using you are not to touch the sides of of the camera chamber (only allow the brush on the sensor) as this could pick up contaminate as well.

                            It took 4 Eclipse Sensor swabs to get rid of the smear! And I never wanted to do a wet clean (reason I bought the brush in the first place).

                            Brand new, I would recommend cleaning the brush, and cap it rests in, prior to using it.

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                            5.0

                            A little expensive but it works GREAT!

                            By Wayne

                            from Anchorage, Alaska

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

                                I bought this primarily to clean the sensor on a Sony NEX-7. It works great and I now also use it on my Sony NEX VG-20. My only minor complaint is that it seems a bit expensive but it is worth it to keep my even more expensive cameras in good, clean working order!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                It Works

                                By Leica Man

                                from New Orleans, LA

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

                                    I use the SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light to clean the sensor on my Leica M9. It works beautifully. The light is bright which helps me see the area of the sensor I want to clean. It removes most of the dust and is a good alternative to wet cleaning.

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                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    Nice to have

                                    By drumvannelle

                                    from Dubai - UAE

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

                                        I used it twice and in both cases istead of removing the dust, it created smear splashe on the sensor. But i might i have sued it wrong or might not have cleared it before use. I don't don't

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                                        3.0

                                        Works As Avertised

                                        By Warren

                                        from New Jersey

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Expensive

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use

                                        Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

                                        This items does exactly what it is intended to d.

                                        But it is a bit overpriced.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        WORTH THE MONEY

                                        By BOB

                                        from MT. VICTORY,OHIO

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

                                            WORKS AS ADVERTISED AND CHEAPER THAN THE SUPER-BRITE MODEL

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                                            • No

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                                            3.0

                                            Arctic Butterfly

                                            By photobug1

                                            from Torrance,CA

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact

                                            Cons

                                            • Flimsy Construction

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

                                            Bought to take on a trip, The first time I used it many bristles spread out and would not return to normal shape. Had to cut the bristles off.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Worked great.

                                            By Opi

                                            from Hillsboro, OR

                                            About Me Casual Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

                                                I was surprised how well it cleaned the dust off my sensor. And the light is very helpful for seeing dust particles.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                dust buster

                                                By Norco Dude

                                                from Norco

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact
                                                • Easy to Use
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

                                                    I have a full sensor DSLR and cleaning the sensor was a little scary, but with the Arctic Butterfly it really takes the edge of the task. The product performs like advertised and is invaluable to ensuring a spotless ssnsor.

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                                                    • No

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Wonderfully easy to use product!

                                                    By Brookevandever[@]

                                                    from Kansas City, MO

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Compact
                                                    • Consistent Reactions
                                                    • Easily Cleaned
                                                    • Easy to use

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Expensive

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Cleaning
                                                    • Photography

                                                    Comments about VisibleDust SL-788 Arctic Butterfly with Light:

                                                    Remove brush cap, press the vibrate to shake any dust off of the brush, take off the lens, lock the mirror for cleaning (must have a full battery), turn on the led light, lightly run the brush across the censor one time, unlock the mirror, put the lens back on bam your done!

                                                    It's very easy to use.

                                                    It's a bit pricey, but I haven't found a more effective product out there.

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