Outdoor Photographers: Keeping Lenses Clean

Mission San Antonio de Padua

One of my friends once told me that a clean car ran better and faster than a dirty one and while on the face of it that doesn’t seem likely, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. I feel the same way about clean cameras, which is why I use LensPen products on my cameras to clean all of the dust and fingerprints that appear seemingly out of nowhere .

I’ve been using LensPens for almost all the twenty years they’ve been in production and keep one in each of my camera bags. When attending a photo walk at California’s Mission San Antonio de Padua pictured above one of the attendees saw me using a LensPen and before long almost everyone there borrowed it from me to clean their lenses. Good thing it can be used for more than 500 cleanings.

Photo_LensPen_OutdoorPro Kit

LensPen’s OutdoorPro Kit includes the Original LensPen for camera lenses, binoculars and scopes and MiniPro for action camera. Both work the same way: Slide out the brush end and use it to remove  loose dust and dirt. If fingerprints persist, twist the cap off on the other end and use its carbon-impregnated cleaning pad to clean the lens. Every time you twist the cap on the carbon in the cleaning tip is recharged and ready for next time.

There’s more in the kit. There’s also a MicroKlear soft microfiber cloth for cleaning non-lens surfaces and a FogKlear that offers anti-fog protection in a natural fiber cloth that’s good for more than 200 applications. It all fits in a compact nylon carrying case that fits on a belt or camera strap. It’s all environmentally friendly and can be safely used in desert heat and arctic cold.

Win a LensPen’s OutdoorPro Kit: The first person who uses the Contact page and sends me an e-mail telling me how long they’ve been reading the blog and (gives a good reason) why they think they should be the winner—is the winner! It’s that simple. Entries close at Midnight MDT tonight.

Author: Joe Farace

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