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Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush

B&H # GIBGH MFR # CL1310
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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
 
4.5

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (39)
  • Lightweight (32)
  • Durable (24)
  • Reliable (20)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (6)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (20)
  • Travel (19)
  • Landscape photography (11)
  • Macro photography (10)
  • Home (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (23), Semi-professional (9), Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40)

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

 

Too large too risky

Firstly, it doesn't have a cap, which means ther's nothing to stop dirt collecting on the tips when it's in my bag, even retracted.

Secondly, it's too easy to...Read complete review

Firstly, it doesn't have a cap, which means ther's nothing to stop dirt collecting on the tips when it's in my bag, even retracted.

Secondly, it's too easy to scratch a lens with the mouth of the brush body.

And thirdly, it's huge!

Okay to keep at home/workshop, in a clean seperate container. Otherwise I'd prefer a compact lipstick brush with a tight cap.

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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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      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

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              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

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                    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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                    5.0

                    Perfect Cleaner for sensitive glass

                    By Canon guy

                    from Tampa, Fla.

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    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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                          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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                              5.0

                              Very satisfied

                              By DB

                              from Seatte, WA

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                              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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                              4.0

                              Nice Brush

                              By Stephen

                              from Seacoast New Hampshire

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                              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

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                              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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                                    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

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                                    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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                                        5.0

                                        Great!

                                        By Registered Nurse

                                        from Arlington, VA

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                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                                          Bought for travel... especially, after hiking.
                                          Fits nicely in camera bag accessory pocket.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Product

                                          By Dave

                                          from St. Albans, Vermont

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape Photography
                                            • Macro Photography
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Studio

                                            Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                                            Always blow Your lenses clean first. This is a"very" soft brush and if You need a brush for gentle lens care, I believe this is about the best one I, Myself, have ever used. I've looked at and used many women's makeup brushes in the past years; but, these days I just don't ever entirely trust items which are not really designed for the intended project. This intended project here is of course the dusting of delicate muliticoated lenses. It's My personal opinion that We are not talking about a lot of money in "a lens brush". These lenses of Ours are very delicate and very expensive. Women's makeup brushes can be very soft; but, I'm just not sure what compounds may be on the bristles from the manufacturing processes in the factory. If in doubt, and You feel You must use these as substitutes, at least give them a good wash and dry before use. However, Why don't You just save Yourself the time effort and worry and get the correct tool right off at the start. Once damage occurs, that damage to lens coatings is forever. Always avoid touching Your lenses; but, if You must, please use the correct and approved equipment. You won't be sorry. I love this brush and it's neat holder. While I'm at it, Allow Me to add that It's is a great and foolish temptation to run Your fingers over the brush just to feel how really soft the bristles are and, trust Me, they are. Don't ever even think about touching the brush thereby contaminating the bristles.

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                                            4.0

                                            Nice compact cleaning brush

                                            By Fernando

                                            from San Juan, Puerto Rico

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Traveling

                                              Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                                              Very nice product, I use to clean my camera, lens and my computer screen and keyboard.
                                              Reminds me of the good old Kodak Camels Hair brush.

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                                              5.0

                                              Very useful

                                              By Brainslug

                                              from WI

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Inexpensive
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Size

                                              Cons

                                              • Quality

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday use
                                              • Traveling

                                              Comments about Giottos CL1310 Retracting 2 Position Goats Hair Brush:

                                              Very handy to clean your equipment. Perfect size; small enough to easily fit in your bag, yet big enough to allow good handling. Lightweight. 2 stop retraction is perfect.
                                              Quality is not superb, but for this price it's a no-brainer. Get one if you don't have one yet.

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