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Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush

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Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush

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The Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush is an excellent addition to anyone's gear bag. This brush, 3.5 x .5 x 1", fits neatly in any pocket and can be a lifesaver for getting dirt and other light contaminants off your optics.

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GiottosCL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush
 
4.4

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (41)
  • Lightweight (33)
  • Durable (26)
  • Reliable (20)
  • Compact (7)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (7)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (20)
  • Travel (19)
  • Landscape photography (11)
  • Macro photography (10)
  • Home (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (23), Semi-professional (9), Photo enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Full, soft brush

The brush is compact and easily transportable in a camera bag. Putting it in a small plastic bag might help but the ability to retract makes it possible to drop it in the bag...Read complete review

The brush is compact and easily transportable in a camera bag. Putting it in a small plastic bag might help but the ability to retract makes it possible to drop it in the bag with no worry about the bristles. Two positions allow one to use it either in a soft or somewhat stiffer mode. The major look-out must be to keep the axis of the handle as close to perpendicular to the surface being brushed as possible. Scratching a lens or patch of film with the unprotected handle mouth (minus one star) would be a bad thing. I have one for the camera bag (lenses) and another for the scanner (film).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sharp Metal Corners

I own a smaller plastic brush from Giotto, the one that comes in a kit. Love it, use it all the time, compact plastic with soft round corners and edges.
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I own a smaller plastic brush from Giotto, the one that comes in a kit. Love it, use it all the time, compact plastic with soft round corners and edges.

I wanted a couple more like that to keep in aux. bags so that I would always have one around. Very disappointed in these. Much larger but more importantly poorly made from an aluminum extrusion with very sharp corners. They could destroy a lens in a heartbeat.

They were cheap enough that they are not worth the postage to return them but I sure would like to have two more of the original smaller plastic versions.

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2.0

Soft, densely packed bristles. But....

By Craig S.

from Leesport, PA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

      Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

      Nice and soft and densely packed bristles. Does a great job removing dust. But the case, being made of aluminum, does have sharp edges that could scratch your lens if it were to get in contact with it. Not that we're all not careful cleaning our lenses, but the possibility is there to do it. It is somewhat large and should be stored where it will not be able to scratch any of your equipment.

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      • No

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      5.0

      A Must Have!

      By spleeny

      from Oakland, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cleaning

        Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

        I don't know why I didn't purchase this with my first lens way back in the day. I finally decided to just get one and added to my cart along with a higher quality microfiber cloth.

        I used it recently on my entire collection of lenses for their first real clean in 4 years and I was very impressed with how well this brush was. It was delicate while being very efficient. The brush itself collapses into the "stick" portion for easy transport and can be tucked away in your bag or backpack's smallest pocket.

        B&H always recommends this product and I can't believe it took so long for me to finally just get one. It's so cheap and your lenses deserve a good clean!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Little Brush

        By Brendan Buschi

        from Milton, DE

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

            This is a very handy little brush. The bristles recede into the handle and that is very convenient. This is better than any other brush I have ever used. It is nice to have the ability to adjust the bristle length.

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            • No

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            1.0

            Sharp Metal Corners

            By R

            from Newport, RI

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

            I own a smaller plastic brush from Giotto, the one that comes in a kit. Love it, use it all the time, compact plastic with soft round corners and edges.

            I wanted a couple more like that to keep in aux. bags so that I would always have one around. Very disappointed in these. Much larger but more importantly poorly made from an aluminum extrusion with very sharp corners. They could destroy a lens in a heartbeat.

            They were cheap enough that they are not worth the postage to return them but I sure would like to have two more of the original smaller plastic versions.

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            5.0

            Quality brush

            By bsage

            from Milwaukee, WI

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                While just a brush, it does seem to be extremely well-made and the bristles are nice and soft. A must for cleaning lint, dust and dirt from your lenses.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Brush at a Great Price

                By Nick

                from Cleveland, OH

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Great Quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Photograph
                  • All photography

                  Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                  This really is a fantastic brush plain and simple. I honestly thought it would be made of plastic when I saw the price, but I was happily surprised when I discovered that it is in fact aluminum. The soft bristles clean dust from my lens elements with ease. It doesn't perform to the degree of an antistatic lens brush, but it is a must have for every camera bag, truly. I highly recommend. Just be sure to never touch the bristles with your fingers, otherwise you risk dirtying the very tool you aim to clean your delicate photography equipment with!!

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                  4.0

                  it's a brush

                  By NoCoErik

                  from Northern Colorado

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                        Hey, it's a brush. How could it go wrong? The bristles are really soft and even. They retract completely into the body leaving an aluminum square tube. Note that the bristles are still visible in the end of the square tube. So if you're tossing this into a REALLY messy kit, it may pick up stuff in there if you don't keep the whole thing in a bag.

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                        2.0

                        Brush head fell out and now dirty

                        By Mr. Paul

                        from San Gabriel, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

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                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                              Brush works very nice to remove dust. The second time I've used it, the brush head fell out and not it is full of dust and dirt. The glue that hold the brush head to the handle flicks off like paper.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Perfect Cleaner for sensitive glass

                              By Canon guy

                              from Tampa, Fla.

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                                  I could not be happier with this purchase. Been grappling with how to clean the front element of my 600mm. The hairs are very supple and soft. Does an excellent job of removing fine particles. Excellent for preventing fine scratch marks on the lens.

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                                  4.0

                                  Soft

                                  By Jo

                                  from WA

                                  Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                                  This is soft, compact, and does a good job. It has a couple of sharp corners.

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                                  5.0

                                  Very handy brush

                                  By Lindsay P.

                                  from Virginia

                                  Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                                  It does the job for getting rid of stubborn dust on my lenses. I love its portable size too! Would recommend!

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                                  5.0

                                  Great quality.

                                  By Xavier

                                  from NJ

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                                    This brush is very nice and does an excellent job cleaning dust from the camera body and filters. Very satisfied with this purchase.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works Great

                                    By KP2000

                                    from Castle Rock, CO

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                                        Soft and gets the dust off quick. Only wish it had a cover of some sort.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Very satisfied

                                        By DB

                                        from Seatte, WA

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                        • Bulky

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                                        I'm very happy with the function of this brush. It is highly effective at sweeping away all particles off lenses. It is more effective than lens paper or micofiber cloths since those always seem to leave little specks behind. Good product!

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Nice Brush

                                        By Stephen

                                        from Seacoast New Hampshire

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                        • Bulky
                                        • Unfinished

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape Photography
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                                        I mostly use the brush for tripod shots when I'm composing a landscape scene. It's very handy when walking around fairgrounds and there's a lot of dust in the air. The only thing I don't like so much about it is its unfinished appearance and sharp corners.

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                                        5.0

                                        Compact and well constructed.

                                        By Brian

                                        from Keene, NH

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use

                                          Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                                          I purchased this to clean my lens surfaces and other hard to reach areas on my camera bodies. It fits easily in a small pocket and when retracted the bristles are well protected. Very nice brush at a reasonable price.

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                                          2.0

                                          sharp edges

                                          By photo bug

                                          from Australia

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Poor Design

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                                              The brush itself is quite good but the metal container it retracts into has very sharp edges. I wouldn't risk the possibility of accidentally scratching a lens.

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              This brush is perfect, for lens cleaning

                                              By SusieQ

                                              from Indiana

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                              • Needs A Cap

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Landscape Photography
                                              • Macro Photography
                                              • Traveling

                                              Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                                              I used this for cleaning the lens of my camera. I like the fact that you can retract the brush so it does not get dirty from being in pocket or camera case. Would buy another one and refer this to a friend.

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                                              5.0

                                              Richard

                                              By Richard Griswold

                                              from Geneva, Alabama

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Everyday use

                                                Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                                                Use the brush after blowing with the rocket and before the micro fiber cloth.Best Brush I've found.

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                                                5.0

                                                good brush for dust off

                                                By cameragirl

                                                from Kennett Square, PA

                                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Everyday use
                                                  • Traveling

                                                  Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                                                  It is compact and does good job. I use with the air blower. The brush hair is very soft and full (not skimpy). Also it small enough to fit in my camera case.

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