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Old April 30th, 2003, 08:00 AM   #1
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Lens cleaning pen???

OK - I searched and couldn't find it, but I'm almost positve someone on this site recommended this pen thing they used to clean lenses. Anybody know what I'm talking about? Was it really a DVI thread?
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Old April 30th, 2003, 09:18 AM   #2
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Ritz Camera- just got one. Has some kind of cleaning pad on 1 end, and a retractable brush on the other. Haven't had the guts to try it on my GL-2 yet...
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Old April 30th, 2003, 09:27 AM   #3
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Got mine from Ritz as well, same one as George's, about $7. Works great.
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Old April 30th, 2003, 09:34 AM   #4
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Great thanks -- I guess I'll swing by the mall on the way home today.
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Old May 1st, 2003, 01:21 PM   #5
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Circuity city carries Lens pens for a reasonable 4 dollars.
Very nice.
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Old May 1st, 2003, 03:01 PM   #6
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 08:26 AM   #7
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Opportunity for DVi?

Maybe DVinfo could make a small bit of $$, and offer a pack of cleaning essentials - pen, paper, cloth, solution, cleaning tape, etc... offer it for cheap and any profit, albiet small, could go towards upkeep. It'll certainly not hurt the sponsors business.
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 11:24 AM   #8
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Thanks Andrew, that is a good idea... a DVi branded lens pen. If I can locate a supplier, this might actually happen. Much appreciated,
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 02:05 PM   #9
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hell i'm still waiting for the DV(i) baseball hat ;) i'd rather advertise dvinfo than nike on location!
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 02:06 PM   #10
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 02:44 PM   #11
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 08:20 PM   #12
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Chris, I'm in for the baseball hat idea...It would be like the ultimate shooting cap...as for the cleaning pen, well, it would be hard since Circuit City can sell one for a measly $4. BTW, it does work pretty good, similar to the old skool vinyl cleaners for the old 33's and 45's and the other end is a good ole fashion brush, now if someone can produce a brush that ahs bristles that don't fall off...

Chris, there are a few places here in "the city" (San Francisco, Frisco, Sisko, DA 'sco, etc.) I can post phone numbers and inquire about prices if you'd like. I think they do coffee mugs, buttons, etc.
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 08:44 PM   #13
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No need to go that far, Garret. My brother-in-law does this stuff for all the local High Schools and clubs. Fairly low price compared to other's I've seen.

I have my own VPD Photographer hat. Gets me in a lot of places.

How about DVI Film Crew hat and T-Shirt?
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 09:11 PM   #14
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Ouuuu a VPD hat...Mike do you know some folks at Vallejo's finest? I know Metz ( I think he transferred to Eureka), Bull (Mr 357 himself) Alan Caragan, and Ehman ( Cool Kat.). I would love a VPD hat /swat shirt that would get me all over the place...hmmm, I just did a freebie for this one guy in SFPD, maybe an SFPD hat?
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 11:16 PM   #15
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For anyone still wondering what a Lenspen is it is a pen shaped cleaning tool for removing dust and smudges from lenses. On one end it has a brush for removing dust and debris from the surface of your lens. On the other end is a soft pad that is used to remove smudges, like finger prints etc, from the surface of the lens. These pens are in my opinion one of those things that is a must have for anyone who shoots either photos or video.
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