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Old May 10, 2006, 1:45 PM   #1
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I just purchased a slightly used DSLR. From what I can tell, the previous owner must have been a smoker. What I'm smelling from the camera seems to be cigarrete odor. How can I quickly get rid of this odor? Thanks.
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Old May 10, 2006, 2:03 PM   #2
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AlpineMan,

We had a similar experience with a lens. It had a very strong smoke odor to it. We just had to let it air out for about 2weeks to get the smell out. Fortunately the glass on each end was free of any nicotine film or staining.

You might try to wipe down the outside with a damp cloth. But I would not use any chemicals on it at all. Maybe (hopefully) someone else has a better idea!?!?!?

I don't know of any quick way to get rid of the smell since you can't just toss it in the wash:G

Hope this helps

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Old May 10, 2006, 2:57 PM   #3
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I'll try the damp cloth and airing out idea...thanks!
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Old May 10, 2006, 3:58 PM   #4
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some things come the mind:

1st. This is a strange situation...
2nd. Frebreeze
3rd. Hanging it out the car window on a long trip?
4th. Using Canned Air
5th. Using Simple Green on the out side..
6th- returning the camera
7th- take up smoking yourself!
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Old May 10, 2006, 9:06 PM   #5
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I read some where that newspapers in an enclosed space and help reduce strong odors. They were being specific to plastic lined ice chest/coolers and refrigeratorswith retained food odors.

Might be worth a try to put the camera in a box with some crumpled up news papers...

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Old May 10, 2006, 9:41 PM   #6
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I read some where that newspapers in an enclosed space and help reduce strong odors. They were being specific to plastic lined ice chest/coolers and refrigeratorswith retained food odors.

Might be worth a try to put the camera in a box with some crumpled up news papers...

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Newspaper works, when I got a new cello case it had a pretty bad glue smell. Put crumpled newspapers in there for a week, pretty much all gone.


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Old May 11, 2006, 1:16 AM   #7
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Never heard of the newspaper trick...worth the try!
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Old May 11, 2006, 3:24 PM   #8
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Hi All,



Well as a smoker with a camera, I use bounce fabric softner sheets in my camera bag. I also clean my DSLR with Antistatic cleaning wipes. Works for me and clients like the smell of my camera. Also it is nice and soft and fluffy..... LOL



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