Vanguard Power Lens Cleaner

30 May Vanguard Power Lens Cleaner


I always carry a lens cloth with me when I’m traveling. I just rarely use it. Since I discovered the Vanguard Power Lens Cleaner, my lens cloth has been relegated to an obscure zippered pocket in my camera bag.

The Power Lens Cleaner is a three-in-one lens cleaning tool. It has a gentle brush to remove dust and dirt from your lens. The brush is protected by a retractable plastic cap. A few light sweeps and most large particles are removed from my lenses or filters. For more obstinate lens gunk, simply unscrew the brush from the Power Lens Cleaner and you will find it becomes an air blower. It is effective, although not as powerful as the Giottos Rocket-air blower.

After removing the large particles from the lens or filter, I use the other end of the Power Lens Cleaner, which has a graphite covered soft brush tip. This is a great, non-damaging way to remove smudges from the lens. The brush can be “recharged” easily by dipping it in the included graphite dispenser.

This simple device is a must-have for the traveling photographer. I do recommend that you also travel with the more powerful Giottos Rocket-air blower to clean your sensor as the smaller Power Lens Cleaner does not have enough oomph for this task. But when it comes to cleaning lenses – you won’t need to pick up a lens cloth again…

  • baiju
    Posted at 19:05h, 07 July Reply

    Will it cause any damage to the lens in future?

  • Ruggero
    Posted at 15:44h, 01 January Reply

    I bought one. I do not know how it is meant to work, just that is covers EVERYTHING with a black, staining graphite. The packaging talks of a “refillable cleaning solution holder” … but what is this? Is it an extra to buy?
    I am not game to use this dodgy ‘thing’on a proper lens, I want it to clean the lens, not cover it (and me and the cloth) with a black stain!

    • Dan Morris Photography
      Posted at 06:59h, 02 January Reply

      Hi Ruggero

      The graphite is a non damaging way of removing greasy spots and smudges from the lens. I don’t experience the issues you are having when I use it.

      If you are finding it leaves graphite on your lens, simply brush and then blow it off when you are finished cleaning the lens.

      I hope that helps!


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