I bought this branded as a Nikon Lens Pen (came in "Nikon" packaging, etc. Same price as listed on Nikon's website). Only after opening & using it did my suspicion arise, it feels cheaply manufactured and it looks very different in shape and color from what is listed on the Website.

Is this (one iteration of) the real pen, or was I sold a cheap knock-off ?

Pen I bought

  • \$\begingroup\$ Interestingly enough, the preview of the photo has a 180° rotation !? \$\endgroup\$
    – Olotiar
    Nov 15, 2014 at 4:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ Where did you buy it? \$\endgroup\$
    – JenSCDC
    Nov 15, 2014 at 17:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ @AndyBlankertz Amazon \$\endgroup\$
    – Olotiar
    Nov 15, 2014 at 18:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ Could you provide an exact link to the product you ordered? If you bring up the invoice on amazon, the product listing should be a link that takes you top the product page. \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Nov 15, 2014 at 22:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ Here is the product page: amazon.com/gp/product/B00006JN3G \$\endgroup\$
    – Olotiar
    Nov 16, 2014 at 2:11

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Nikon doesn't actually manufacture the Nikon lens pen. The supplier that produces them for Nikon also markets them as the LensPen. They recently introduced a "new and improved" version. There are also "micro" and "mini" versions of the LensPen on the market.

Your photo looks like the newer version.

  • \$\begingroup\$ It does look very much like the new version (physically, and in functionality: screw-on cap (not click-on). Thank you for the insight \$\endgroup\$
    – Olotiar
    Nov 16, 2014 at 2:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ FWIW I bought the "old" version Nikon LensPen linked in my answer in 2010 and it feels like a cheap piece of plastic also. \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Nov 16, 2014 at 2:24

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