On the ninth day of Christmas…

Nine Ladies Dancing…
LenspenI have found that after some model shoots I need to clean my lenses as much as after a trip to Finland for the rally. Today I’m sharing my tip for a great product that I use to clean my lenses – Lenspen.

I was introduced to Lenspen products many years ago at Photokina and have been using them to clean my lenses ever since. They work must brilliantly and the design leads to them being put in the pen pockets of my camera bags.

Keeping your lens clean

Clean lenses are much less prone to lens flare which hurts sharpness and contrast in your pictures, even if you can’t see the flare itself in your pictures.

Since I don’t use protection filters on my lenses at all, I’m actually cleaning the front element of my lenses directly. I also clean the rear elements with the Lenspen.

Wide-angle lenses with dust on the rear elements can be as much trouble as dust on the front.

As it’s the New Year now is as good a time as any to establish a regular cleaning program for your camera kit to keep it performing to the best level.

I also find that the Lenspens last for ages, you won’t need to buy new ones every five minutes, but I would say it is worth replacing them periodically. The new Lenspen Elite uses a new kind of invisible carbon cleaning compound though I never saw any residue from my older Lenspen cleaning pens.

I would suggest that buying a couple of these and keeping them in the camera bag is the best approach.

Lenspen also offers several other Lenspens to clean the inside of the viewfinder eyepiece and even for sensor cleaning. I only need one of the smaller viewfinder Lenspens.

Buy your Lenspen from Amazon here

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All I want for Christmas is you…

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This is one of a series of twelve posts, inspired by the popular Christmas song The Twelve Days of Christmas. I’m giving all my blog readers a free tip for each of the twelve days.

About the twelve days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas start with Christmas Day and ends with the eve of Epiphany on January 5 th. The Twelve Days of Christmas dates back to English origins in the sixteenth century although the music is reputed to be French. The first publication date for The Twelve Days of Christmas (The 12 Days of Christmas) was 1780.

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Full-time photo tutor and photographer. I love to share my knowledge and skills to make photos, videos and teach others. I write books and articles for photo magazines and I always have at least one Speedlite flash in my camera bag