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- New and improved patented carbon cleaning compound, more cleaning, no fluids required
- New twist cap activator, retractable ultra soft natural brush
- Environment friendly and non-toxic
- Ergonomic body
- Nothing spills, drips or dries out
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 2.41 x 8.89 x 20.32 cm; 0.03 Grams
- Date First Available : 28 April 2018
- Manufacturer : LensPen
- ASIN : B007G5NNOW
- Item Model Number : NLP-1
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Designed for cleaning lenses, binoculars, scopes, night vision goggles and other sport optical devices
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EFFECTIVE & UNIQUE
COMPACT & CONVENIENT
A necessity, not an accessory!
For more than 25 years, photographers have counted on LensPen's molecular carbon cleaning technology to remove dust and fingerprints from lenses, filters, view finders, displays and sensors safely, quickly and effectively.
The LensPen molecular carbon compound is the safest, most effective way to clean fine optics. Sprays, wipes and microfiber cloths move grease around. LensPen removes it.
LensPen meets California’s Proposition 65 standards.
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|Designed For:||All Optical Devices||Optical Filters||Digital Screens||All Optical Devices||Viewfinders and Small Optics||CCD & CMOS Sensors|
|Life Span:||500 Cleans||500 Cleans||500 Cleans||500 Cleans||500 Cleans||500 Cleans|
|Tip Type:||Round, Concave||Round, Concave||Semi-Triangular||Round, Concave||Round||Semi-Triangular|
|Removes:||Fingerprints, oil, dust, debris||Fingerprints, oil, dust, debris||Fingerprints, oil, dust, debris||Fingerprints, oil, dust, debris||Fingerprints, oil, dust, debris||Static, oil, dust, debris|
|Carbon Cleaning Technology:||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
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This is the original lenspen. As such it has the carbon cleaning agent in the cap. Every time you put the cap back on, it renews the carbon compound, ready for next time. So the routine is, extend the brush, and use it to remove any dust particles, or grit, from your lens. Retract the brush, and remove the cap, then use the specially shaped cleaning tip to actually polish the lens. All this works very well indeed, it makes short work of a greasy thumbprint, or watermarks left by raindrops etc. The build quality is adequate, similar to the competition. That's ok, you will lose it before it breaks. The only point of likely damage is the cleaning tip, and that is covered up most of the time. This item is highly recommended. It's a nicer shape that the competition, and you can be sure that it contains the special carbon compound (some copies don't apparently). A must have accessory.
It's small and light enough to pop into a camera bag for travel without even noticing.
A must have for any DSLR user.
The twist cap is something sorely lacking on my clone (and I believe the old Lenspen too). If I put my old non-twisty one in my bag the cap would easily come off on its own. This new pen obviously doesn't have that problem. The twist cap also makes sure you never forget to coat the pad with carbon.
The carbon compound works and works well. My old clone had little to no carbon in the cap that I remember, so I guess that after a while I was just wiping smudges over and over with a bare pad. With this new pen it only takes 1 or 2 firm wipes to clean a lens surface.
When retracted the brush tip is open to the elements like my old clone, but that's not really an issue for me (I keep a clean camera bag). It does shed the odd bristle now and then like my clone (especially fresh out of the packaging) but again, not really an issue for me. It would only matter if I was using the brush on my camera's CCD sensor, and that's just silly. Prior to first time use just give the brush some attention with a few good flicks to work away the loosest of hairs.
My old clone had a reversible tip with a second smaller, triangular pad (meant for cleaning small elements like compact zoom camera lenses or viewfinders). While this 2-in-1 solution was a good idea in theory, in reality the reversible tip unit (like the cap) didn't have a twist-to-close feature and would work its way off the main pen in my bag, often with the cap still attached.
Other reviewers have already commented on best practices so I don't need to go into detail as to how to use this, but generally to clean a lens surface my flow would be as such:
1) Air blower - Blow away any big particles which may scratch the surface.
2) Lenspen - Brush away particles that blowing didn't remove. Wipe smudges, fingerprints etc., with the pad.
3) Microfibre cloth - wipe away any carbon that may be left, or blow it away with a blower (optional).
Looks-wise I prefer the plain old straight style over these new cola bottle curves and gold printed rings which make it look less like a camera accessory and more like a cosmetics item. Lenspen's website URL is printed on the barrel, but it was so poorly printed and embarrassingly tacky (Times New Roman-esque in faded silver? Hideous.) that I gave it some attention with a cotton bud and paint remover. The printing in general is really sloppy. Of course it doesn't affect the performance of the product, but it does cheapen its looks a little (imagine your favourite supercar with pink flames hand-painted down the side... *shudder*).
Overall it's a fine product, does what it was designed for and is something that I should have purchased a long time ago.