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Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush

B&H # VIDB Mfr # DB-1
You Pay: $13.50

The Visual Departure Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush is made of 100% natural boar bristle in a molded nylon handle. While the Dewitt's Brush looks similar to an old-fashioned badger-hair shaving brush, the difference is in the boar bristles. Boar Bristles are both stiffer and springier, which is better to get dirt and grit out of hard-to-reach areas. They are feathered at the tip to pick up dust and to protect painted finishes. This brush is ideal for cleaning all types of camera gear and sheet film holders.

Dewitt's Brush measures 4" long and 1" in diameter. The 2" handle is made from molded white nylon and is contoured for easy grip. The feather-tip bristles measure 2".

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5.0

(based on 24 reviews)

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    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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Pros

  • Compact (13)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Durable (9)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Easily cleaned (3)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Photography (5)
  • Cleaning (4)
  • Landscape/scenery (4)
  • Travel (4)
  • Sports/action (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (13), Semi-pro photographer (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Simple Effective Camera Cleaning

By Filmflam Man

from Pennsylvania

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Strong And Effective

Cons

  • Needs A Protective Pouch

Best Uses

  • Dusting Cameras

Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

I used the brush just today to clean my cameras, and again it worked perfectly.

i think I first saw Dewitt Jones nonchalantly using one of these as he talked about creativity on a video I watched years ago. At any rate, it seemed a great idea to me then. I meant to go out and buy a shaving brush at the drugstore, but I couldn't find one -- a shaving brush, that is. Now that I have the brush, I understand why the design was chosen. It has the strength and spring in the bristles to remove dust quickly; also it is light, and the handle makes the brush easy to hold and guide.

The brush makes canned air unnecessary. That's great, since it is hard to brush particles into the workings of a camera, but canned air can ledge things inside a camera more quickly than one can imagine.

I do wish, however, the brush came with a pouch of some kind that kept it clean. I guess this is one more use for food storage bags.

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5.0

Great for camera cleaning

By Doug

from Southern California

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

    Simple design. Takes up little room in my camera bag or my HummVee Safari photo vest, also purchased at B & H. Great for cleaning dust and grit out the crevasses of the camera and lens. Soft bristles are great for dusting off the lens filter.

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    5.0

    Fantastic brush for my tripod

    By Quash bottom

    from Vermont

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Cleaning Tripod From Saa
    • Travel

    Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

    My new Right Stuff tripod had some very fine sand in the leg channels and I hadn't been able to get it out. I was afraid that the sand would wear down the groves. This brush, which looks like a shaving brush, works perfectly to get the fine sand out. I now carry it in my camera case to keep my tripod clean. It's also good to clean from the outside of the camera, but not the lenses. This is not a fine brush. Not to be used for lens cleaning.

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    5.0

    Seems to work!

    By EiNY

    from New York

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

        A colleague recommended this brush - I think he saw it at a NAPP conference a few months ago. I decided to try it after a recent outdoor event in Battery Park in lower Manhattan and my gear was covered in construction dust. With the brush I was able to remove the worst of the dust before separating the lenses from the camera bodies etc.

        Great value - I carry it everywhere now.

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        5.0

        Effective Dust Removal

        By BirdBro

        from Lincoln, California

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

        Love this DeWitt's Boar Bristle Brush! Effective removal of dust on lens and filters before shooting.

        It is always with me.

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        5.0

        Effective equipment

        By fotogato

        from Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wherever You Shoot

          Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

          I can't fault this brush for anything. It's effective for brushing off equipment. With the stiff, but not harsh, bristles it gets into nooks and cranies that softer brushes or a microfiber cloth miss. Compressed air doesn't always reach these places, and is awkward to carry in the field. The brush is soft enough for glass lenses and probably most plastic as well. It's compact and easy to store in a snack sized baggie (keeps it from picking up crud from your vest pocket or bag. Can't go wrong for the price.

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          5.0

          Boar Bristle Brush

          By iClaudio

          from Land of 10,000 Lakes

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

              This is an excellent brush to have in keeping your camera & lenses clean and free from dust & debris. Just the right thickness to the bristles. I'm so glad to have found it. Keep it clean though!

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              5.0

              Bromoil brush to have in collection

              By luvdatrodinal

              from erie, pa

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Great For Bromoil
              • Just Enough Spring

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bromoil

                Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

                I use this for bromoiling. It has great spring to it. Not too soft & not too stiff. And the prices is perfect! A pleasure to use.

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                5.0

                Simply Fabulous!

                By Jeanne

                from New Mexico

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

                  This works perfectly for cleaning your tripod. I sure could have used it after shooting the slot canyons! I did not own it then, but bought if after seeing others in the canyons use it. We also live in NM so sand getting in my tripod is a normal part of living here in NM even if the tripod sections never touch sand.

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                  5.0

                  love it

                  By Preston Doc Toliver

                  from Niantic , CT

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Cleaning

                    Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

                    very nice product

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    works as advertised

                    By McTrumpet

                    from Richmond, Va.

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

                      Works as advertiised.
                      An excellent and cheap way to store this in your bag to avoid damaging the bristles: get a 5 1/2 plastic prescription bottle from the pharmacy. It holds the brush safely and they'll probably give it to you.

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                      5.0

                      simple and elegant

                      By sawdustJim

                      from Athens, GA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

                        good combo of size and stiffness make the cleaning of reach-able lens glass and equipment a breeze.

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                        5.0

                        Great for removing dust on equipment

                        By John

                        from Surprise, Arizona

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

                            Brush is very useful in the field when hiking.

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                            5.0

                            Does as promised.

                            By Captain

                            from Naples, Fl

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

                                The Boar Bristles are soft but firm. They get every little piece of lint and dirt that you can see.

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                                4.0

                                Handy

                                By John T.

                                from Montgomery, TX.

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photography

                                  Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

                                  Simple way to dust off your camera.

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                                  5.0

                                  Works as expected

                                  By Sacky Photoman

                                  from Fowlerville Michigan

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Covers alot quickly

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Cleaning Camera Exterior
                                    • Cleaning Lens Exteriors

                                    Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

                                    Works great! The large brush makes cleaning quick and easy.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect little cleaning friend

                                    By Modkoko

                                    from Atlanta, GA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Consistent Reactions
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easily Cleaned
                                    • Very effective

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Cleaning

                                      Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

                                      This brush cleans all the small parts of my Canon DSLR perfectly! I never would have thought about using the shaving brush, but I saw this being used in one of the Kelby Training video. Great solution!! I use it daily to dust off my camera.

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                                      5.0

                                      Does the job

                                      By o8o

                                      from Tampa FL

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                        Cons

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                                            Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

                                            Works well. Has a nice quality feel. I need to figure out how to keep the bristles covered.

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                                            5.0

                                            "Keeping your camera gear clean"

                                            By Pedortho

                                            from Birmingham, AL

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Photography

                                                Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

                                                This brush is great on trips where dusty or sandy outdoor settings may contaminate your gear and compressed air is not available

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                                                5.0

                                                Good brush

                                                By Steve

                                                from Houston, TX

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Comments about Visual Departures Dewitt's Boar Bristle Brush:

                                                Great, inexpensive brush for cleaning cameras and lenses.

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