Camera Geekery: Mobile cloth – Mini Review
I am hopeless with cloths, I always lose them or I find that they don’t so much as clean things as spread them around. But then I was given a set of these Mobile Cloths, and they are brilliant.
Keeping your lenses clean is a vital part of photography. Dirty lenses can end up ruining a shot, so it is important that you make sure your lenses are clean at all times. But using your T-shirt is not the right way to do it, as you can end up damaging the coating on your lens. So finding the right lens cloth is very important. The thing is, which lens cloth? I have been through loads of different cloths over the years and I have often been disappointed. But recently I was sent a cloth that has completely blown me away. It is so good that I felt that I had to write about it.
The Mobile Cloth is made by a small company in the USA and is already winning over the critics with its amazing ability. This cloth is made using a special technique to create a micro fibre weave that removes not only the dust and grime, but also removes viruses and germs too! Now hopefully your lens is not covered in bugs, but your phone will be. In all honesty, phones are pretty disgusting, but this cloth even cleans them. A true test for a cloth for me is cleaning my phone, usually this takes a while, but with this cloth it was done in one wipe! Brilliant. As a glasses wearer this makes me extremely happy.
Mobile Cloth video
The cloths come in different sizes, but my favourite is the mini cloth. It fits in the pocket but it is big enough to clean even the filthiest of lenses. The best thing about these cloths is that they are washable, so once it gets covered in your crap you can chuck it in the machine and use it again.
Mobile Cloth are also doing a photography project, showcasing the work of photographers who are using the cloth. They have a Flickr page and you can see the pics on their website too.
I am really impressed with these cloths and I will have one in my bag from now on, they are an indispensable part of the photographers armoury. Check out the cloths for yourself by going to the website www.mobilecloth.com. They have a whole range and they are very reasonably priced. In fact, I would say that you should definitely buy some of these, you will not regret it.