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  • Hama lens pen

    I bought a lens pen from Amazon

    [ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hama-00005604-Lens-Cleaning-Pen/dp/B00006JALB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1306865712&sr=8-1[/ame]

    It came today but the cleaner end smears a black deposit.
    Its not been near my lenses by the way!

    Anyone any experience of these things??
    E1, E520, ED14-42, ED 40-150, 70-300, Various legacy including 50mm f2 macro.

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    Re: Hama lens pen

    I certainly use Lens Pens for both my camera lenses and binoculars and scopes and they do a great job. I don't have any specific experience of the Hama one, sounds like you've just got a dodgy one or its a fake.

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    • #3
      Re: Hama lens pen

      The packaging looks genuine.
      There is even a hologram sticker thingy on it
      E1, E520, ED14-42, ED 40-150, 70-300, Various legacy including 50mm f2 macro.

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      • #4
        Re: Hama lens pen

        Lens Pens do sometimes leave residues because they are very effective at lifting dirt that a cloth, even with cleaning liquid, won't. The pad I believe has carbon fibres in it, which may be the black material you are referring to. Any residues can be wiped off with a lens cloth.

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        • #5
          Re: Hama lens pen

          Hi Ian,

          I sort of though of that but was too nervous to assume.

          Hopefully a user might see this & put my mind completely at rest

          Edit: just found Hama UK support e-mail so I'll see what they have to say.
          E1, E520, ED14-42, ED 40-150, 70-300, Various legacy including 50mm f2 macro.

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          • #6
            Re: Hama lens pen

            I use a Hama lens pen all the time and no problem at all.

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            • #7
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              that's why i don't buy something on the amazon...

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              • #8
                Re: Hama lens pen

                The picture on Amazon website looks just like the www.Lenspen.com one that I have.

                I used a Lenspen to clean all my lenses but mislaid the lenspen. I then went to the Galapagos Islands for a week - remarkably the lenses stayed smear free only needing the odd dusting to keep them clean - so the "coating" was effective in helping to keep the lenses clean. I mention the destination to explain that the trip consisted of lots of landings on wet rocks and into the sea so the kit was not really protected ll the time.
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                • #9
                  Re: Hama lens pen

                  Hi,

                  I was recommended the Lens Pen and my experience is that it does a very good job in cleaning lenses and filters. The black material is carbon, not sure if fibers or powder.

                  It did not leave any carbon smear on my optics.

                  /Tord

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                  • #10
                    Re: Hama lens pen

                    I bought an original "Lenspen" branded Pro kit from Jessops, currently 25 for 4 different sized pens and a really nice large microfibre cloth. The next to smallest pen had a detached head but changed straight away by Jessops, very impressed with the pens so far.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Hama lens pen

                      I have exactly the same one, no issues at all.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Hama lens pen

                        Originally posted by jtaylor1477 View Post
                        that's why i don't buy something on the amazon...
                        I find Amazon much better than eBay. I have had problems with three Amazon traders and Amazon sorted them all out quickly and efficiently. Two problems on eBay and neither complaint was taken seriously by eBay.

                        Ian
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                        Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
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                        • #13
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                          Amazon are definitely much better at customer service than eBay who are appalling and getting worse by the day, them AND their alter ego PayPal!!

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