Essentials: These Zeiss Cleaning Solutions Are Great for Photographers!

Essentials is a series featuring products we’re currently lusting over in quick, easy to digest posts.

If you have been around The Phoblographer for a while, you’ll know that we take gear cleaning pretty seriously. I mean, why wouldn’t we? We, like you, spend lots of money on cameras, lenses, and gear that we want to last for a long time. Cleaning plays a big role in making your equipment last longer, and it ensures that it performs at its peak. We were recently given a chance to put some Zeiss Optics cleaning solutions to the test. We have to say that we’re pretty impressed. Not only can the Zeiss Optics cleaning solutions keep your cameras and lenses clean, but they can even stop your glasses from fogging up! This is huge for photographers who wear glasses in this new masked age we find ourselves in. Find out more about these cleaning solutions after the break.

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Cheap Photo: We Found a Ton of Really Good Photo Accessories on Sale

If you’re looking to make your life as a photographer easier, you need to check out these awesome deals on photography accessories.

We have found a ton of great photography accessory deals so that you can make your life easier on the cheap. Need a new camera bag? The Tenba DNA 15 Messenger is down to just $159, the portage Kenora 4th gen is only $69, and the LowePro BP450 AW II has a discount of $121! Want to get more out of your image edits? Check out the Datacolor Spyder X monitor calibrator, which is only $127.44, or pick up the Wacom Intuos Pro Medium Tablet for $348. There are also incredible deals on storage (a UHS-II Lexar Card for just $23.94), tripods (Vanguard tripods starting at just $79.99), camera care items, and more. Check out all of the great deals on photography accessories after the break.

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Watch How This Leica Camera Sensor Gets Cleaned

Sensor Cleaning

Leica’s official sensor cleaning procedure takes time, effort, and patience.

Have you ever wondered what’s involved when it comes to cleaning a camera sensor? While there are kits available for you to do this at home, it’s really not recommended unless you have the utmost confidence in your own hand eye coordination, especially if your dealing with a camera that costs as much as a Leica does. After the break we have a video that shows just how much care a Leica technician gives to each Leica camera that is taken in for a sensor cleaning.  Continue reading…