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Best Camera Cleaning Kits

By Edited Jun 10, 2016 0 1

Your pictures will never excel unless your camera is clean. That’s why you have the best camera cleaning kits. There are a lot of different kits out there to choose from, so I will review a couple of the major players.

First, we have Lenspen. They are known for making a quality product. You can usually purchase their trademark LensPEN in a kit with other cleaning supplies. It will usually only cost around fifteen to twenty dollars or so.

Let’s talk about the pen. The pen is a great tool for quickly brushing off some dust that got on your lens. It can also work well with getting stickier things off.

The rest of the kit provides you with other essentials for cleaning your camera. It comes with some blowers, some paper, a couple brushes, and a cleaning cloth.

Now, we all know that cleaning cloths are the most useless of camera cleaning tools. They usually will always leave lent on the camera. That defeats the purpose.

Kid with Camera

Everything else in the kit works pretty well. The focus of the kit is definitely the pen. It’s a really handy tool that is nice to keep in your camera bag.

Now, the blowers that come with this kit aren’t the best out there. If you’re in the market for a real blower, you will probably have to purchase another.

Giotto’s makes a very nice blower. The AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster Large will get the job done. This thing measures 2.4 x 2.4 x 7.5 inches. That’s pretty big.

So, what makes a blower good at its job? They blow the dirt off your lens without introducing any new problems.

Some blowers corrode from the inside, and so you blow little pieces of rubber all over your camera.

One last thing that you will want to add to your camera cleaning kits is some spray. Don’t forget about the LCD screen on the back of your camera.

If that gets all smudged up, then you won’t be able to see your pictures well. Digital Innovations has a nice solution for cleaning off LCD and Plasma screens.

It’s called their CleanDr 60600 00 LCD/Plasma Screen Cleaner. It comes with a cloth to use on the screen.

So, if you want my opinion, you should build your own camera cleaning kits. Buy the Lenspen kit, and throw away the blowers. Buy a Giotto blower instead.

Then, get a Digital Innovations spray for the screen. Do not use the spray on your lens. It’s not made for that. You could ruin your camera by doing that.

There are plenty of other kits to choose from, but I don’t feel like any of them give you as much bang for your buck. This whole kit together should cost you under thirty dollars.

You can’t beat that and get the same quality. I hope this helps you on your journey to get great camera cleaning kits. Remember, your camera will work better if it is clean. Also, it’ll be nicer to look at.



Jul 18, 2011 5:03pm
As a semipro photographer and cinematographer, I can attest that nothing is worse than spending a great day shooting then coming home to find that dust on your sensor or lens has effectively ruined your entire shoot. Sure you can clean them up in post, but it's tedious and the results are mixed. It's best just to keep your gear clean in the first place.
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