LensPen NLP-1

Designed for cleaning lenses, binoculars, scopes, night vision goggles and other sport optical devices

Product Features

  • 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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3 comments for “LensPen NLP-1

  1. DOBrien "I review stuff."
    April 14, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    An indispensable accessory! This is one of the most essential lens-cleaning tools a photographer can have. There are several reasons why I choose these pens over any other type of lens cleaning:- This is very portable- The new design has a screw-on cap- There is NO way to scratch your glass with the brush- The carbon tip does an excellent job at cleaningTraditional microfiber cloths are good, however if you don’t brush off the minute foreign particles on the lens first even a light cleaning can leave micro-abrasions/cleaning marks! I trust the LensPen not just for my Canon L glass, but also for vintage manual focus lenses, some of which are rare and quite valuable.I am very pleased with the new screw-on cap design – my last LensPen cap had several close calls hooked on the inside of my pocket, including on a hike that would have meant that I never got it back. The push-up design of the brush hasn’t changed, seeing as it has always been excellent!RECOMMENDATIONS:If you have ever gotten anything on your lens that seems impossible to clean (pollen, little kid sticky fingerprints etc), I would highly suggest the following cleaning routine:1) Using the brush, remove all particles from the front element as best you can.2) Spray some on the included microfiber cloth, and wipe off until clean3) Finally, gently use the carbon tip to finish up, gently making sure there are no streaks (unlikely with this spray)4) Be amazed by the cleanliness of your lens!I know that cleaning solutions aren’t required with the LensPen (having its own carbon compound), however for certain contaminants you really do need something liquid to get things moving. 90% of the time, you won’t need to, but I find the above method to work every time.IMPORTANT:1) Make sure you use the brush side FIRST. If you use the carbon tip first you run the risk of grinding dirt into your glass. This is how lenses get micro-abrasions which can actually affect image quality by wearing on the front coating, and will definitely affect the value of your lenses. Once you have used the brush side, you are free to clean it with the carbon pad.2) Believe it or not, this pen is faked rather often…I have even come across one or two while traveling. Make sure that there is a LensPen holographic seal of authenticity somewhere on your packaging! I would NOT recommend using one that doesn’t have this hologram, who knows what quality control the imitations do or do not have! If in doubt, send it back! To avoid this possibility, buy directly from Amazon or a seller with high feedback whenever possible!OVERALLThis never leaves my gear bag/pocket while I am shooting. People tend to over-clean their lenses leading to deterioration of coatings, but I love that I can at least use the brush as often as I want to get rid of the bigger particles, using the carbon pad or the method described above only when I accidentally get a fingerprint on the glass. This is indispensable, and HIGHLY recommended!

  2. Doug B "Doug B"
    April 14, 2013 at 6:18 AM

    Great product made even better! I’ve been using the original LensPen to clean my Nikon lenses from day one. They work a charm for sure. The only thing about the older ones is that they don’t seem to last very long. LensPen claims that the new design should extend the life of the carbon based filament inside the cap, so I guess I’ll find out!I love the new design because it takes the guessing out of whether or not one is getting the right amount of carbon on to the tip, since the cap is now a screw on one, and thus facilitates the entire process.If there’s one thing I’d like to see them improve upon, it would be having a tether for the cap. If you lose it, that’s it, product done. Otherwise, Love it.Doug

  3. Antman AoE
    April 14, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    Good Compact Lens Cleaner This is a good compact lens cleaner. The item is only 11cm (approximately four and a half inches) when closed. The brush is fine and soft, while the cleaner end is good for fingerprints and smudges. Both the brush and cleaner tip are small enough for use on compact cameras (such as a Canon Powershot). The manufacturer claims that the cleaner tip will remain good for 500 uses; I’m not so certain but I guess I’ll see how it goes.

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