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Hama lens pen for cleaning lenses

Hama lens pen for cleaning lenses The Hama Lens Pen is an invaluable tool for every photographer. I used to use my Bulb Blower and a lens cloth (and I still do occasionally), but have found the Lens Pen to be easier and provides better results. I purchased my lens pen via amazon.co.uk. The Hama Les Pen is the size of a small pen, with a retractable brush at one end, and a cleaner at the other (covered by a cap, see images at end of post). My cleaning workflow is to remove the UV filter (I have on all my lenses), give the filter and lens a good blow with the bulb blower to remove any loose debris. I then use the Lens Pen...

Bulb blower for cleaning lenses

Bulb blower for cleaning lenses I use a Bulb Blower (in conjunction with lens clothes and a Hama Lens Pen) to keep my lenses and filters in tip top condition, dust and smudge free. I use the blower to dislodge and get rid of any loose debris/dust on the lens or filter. I then use the Lens Pen to remove any stubborn debris (using soft hair brush), and then use the cleaning tool to remove any smudges. A final blow from the bulb blower before reassembling the lens and filters. The blower is also useful for removing debris/dust from the camera body other photography tools. It is very useful for aid careful cleaning of the...

View Finder by Joe Cornish

View Finder by Joe Cornish Joe Cornish has an exhibition of his Yorkshire photographs, now showing at The Station in Richmond, North Yorkshire. The exhibition runs from 30th March – 28th April 2013. This is an excellent opportunity to see some of Joe’s latest photo’s up close, and take the opportunity to enjoy in the surroundings of The...

Photo Project – One Photo a Week 2013/14

Photo Project – One Photo a Week 2013/14 I have decided to challenge myself to take ‘one photo a week’ with the aim of improving my photography. I would ideally like to try for one photo a day, but being realistic with a full time job and a young family this would likely not really happen! I will be focussing on landscape and nature photos, but will also dabble in other areas as well, such as portraits and abstract. I have started in the first week in April 2013, and will carry this project on for a year, so should end up with a minimum of 52 photographs. Take a look at my weekly photo’s here:...

Jessops is back up and running

Jessops is back up and running Some fantastic news today, as Jessops is back up and running! Thanks to Peter Jones (of Dragons Den fame), the failed photo retailer is back. A number of stores are now open following an internal overhaul, and hopefully others will follow. This is great news for photographers who need a shop to be able to go into and get ‘hands-on’ with kit, as well as seek advice of the staff. It is also great that the staff’s jobs will be saved. Further info via the...

How to get into ice photography

How to get into ice photography Watching the BBC’s Operation Iceberg on TV tonight, it has re-inspired me to look at options how to get involved in ice photography, e.g. in support of research, adventure photography, ‘extreme’ photography, etc. Icebergs are stunning, and I am always amazed by glaciers and the general Arctic/Antarctic environments. Anyone got any pointers?

Where are the good photo locations in the North Lake District?

Where are the good photo locations in the North Lake District? I am visiting the Northern Lake District in mid-November for a day or two, and wondered where the best landscape photo locations are… would be grateful of any suggestions or ideal spots based on your experiences? I am looking to minimise travel and to spend some quality time in a single location – so where would your one perfect place be?

Lens dilemma – Sigma 70-200 f2.8 or Canon 70-200 f4 L IS?

Lens dilemma – Sigma 70-200 f2.8 or Canon 70-200 f4 L IS? Well, I have a nice dilemma – I am looking to upgrade to a new lens.  I would like to get the Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS, but cannot justify the cost.  So I am looking at either the Canon 70-200 f4 L IS or the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS… I am mainly a landscape photographer and so am not overly constrained by the ‘need’ to have f2.8, but just have a nigle that I would ‘like’ to have it ‘just in case’ – e.g. the occasional inside photo or need for faster lens.  I have heard that the Canon f4 L IS can take good enough photos inside – any views?...

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