LensPen SensorKlear Loupe Kit
£50/ $60 www.lenspen.com
LensPen proudly asserts that its cleaning equipment is used by NASA on the International Space Station. This kit includes a range of gadgets for performing a dry sensor clean. Identifying any dust is a cinch thank to the SensorKlear Loupe with LED illumination. Its focus is adjustable to cover different sensor sizes and it rests securely on the lens mount. There’s also a very useful opening on the side so you can clean with the loupe in place.
But while you get a great view, cleaning performance is hardly out of this world. The included Hurricane Blower will dislodge loose particles, but simply blasting air like this can result in dust being blown onto the sensor. A better tactic is to use the SensorKlear II cleaning pen. Its hinged tip ensures a good contact with the sensor, though it doesn’t attract debris quite as effectively as the SpeckGrabber or Dust-Aid Platinum tools.
Pros Decent loupe provides a good view for cleaning Cons Blower isn’t that effective; won’t remove oil or stains We say A reasonable kit for the money, but you can do better Overall score