This funky little “lens” is actually not a lens, but a specialty camera vacuum called the Fujin Mark II. The device uses an electric fan which the manufacturer says, “can easily remove the type of dust, dirt, and sand that could not be removed before.” All you have to do is mount the lens on your camera, flip on the power switch and let the device extract the dust from inside your camera.
Fujin suggests you use the vacuum in conjunction with certain camera functions (they specifically mention sensor cleaning, mirror-lockup, and continuous shooting) for an even more effective cleaning.
“Like a lens, the mounted design provides for highly efficient, simple, secure, sensor-based-cleaning, and with automatic cleaning linked to multi-shot photo shooting mode.”
The Fujin Mark II will come with either a Canon EF mount or a Nikon F mount, though the Nikon mount will not ship until October 28th.The vacuum is powered off of 4 AAA batteries, which should last the average user about 80 one-minute cleaning sessions. You’ll also need to swap out the filters approximately every 1-2 months. The vacuum ships with three filters, and additional filters can be purchased for $18 for a five pack. The retail price of the vacuum is $150, which includes free shipping within the United States.
Here’s a couple video demonstrations that show how the Fujin Mark II works.
Looks pretty interesting! Did any of you try out one of the frst edition Fujin vacuums?
[ via Imaging Resource ]