Review – LensPen

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You have GOT to get you one of these babies.

This is a LensPEN Lens Cleaning System, and it is probably one of the handiest photography tools I have purchased in a long, long time. Certainly it’s the best ten bucks I’ve spend on gear.

The LensPen is the size of a small magic marker. One end is covered with a cap, which when removed reveals a circular, felt-like cleaning tip. The other end contains a brush which is revealed when the slider along the side of the LensPen is moved.

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To clean your lens, brush away any dust with the brush end, then use the felt end in a circular motion to remove any smudges and fingerprints. I’ve gotta tell you guys, this thing works like MAGIC and is infinitely better than keeping track of a microfiber cloth or, heaven forbid, using your breath and the corner of your t-shirt to clean your lens. You can tuck it in your gear bag, purse, backpack, or pocket and always have a fantastic lens cleaning system at your fingertips.

I highly recommend it! For more information, here is a demo video produced by the LensPen creators.

And check out this article for more tips about keeping your camera clean.

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