Thursday, October 31, 2013

Smart Mouth Activated Mouthwash 12 hour, something every Portrait Photographer should know

Smart Mouth Activated Mouthwash 12 hour
something every Portrait Photographer should know  ... and use.
You will thank me latter.  and so will your clients. :)

As a Portrait/People Photographer this piece of "kit" is as important as any high resolution sensor and Fast Lens.

You can Brush, use all the gum and candy on the hour , and it will not be as effective as this Mouth Wash is before the shoot.  And it does work for 12 hours.  Really.    It seems to last longer. Even overnight. (useful)
Simply put, IT WORKS !    and for an amazingly long time.

* SmartMouth is the only mouthwash that uses a patented Zinc-Ion Technology
* Will not stain Teeth, dentures or crowns
* safe for ages 6, and older and diabetics
* 100% alcohal Free, No Burning

I buy at CVS ,  but also on Amazon :

Here is three tips taken from an Amazon reviewer that I feel to be true from my experience.

1.) You don't really need a full dose for the product to work. I only use two pumps from each bottle. It's half as much, but it works as good as the amount the box says to use. Using half also makes the product last twice as long.

2.) For best results, make sure that you allow the rinse to cover the back of your tongue without swallowing the product while you are swishing. By coating the back of your tongue, you are making sure the product can work to eliminate odors from all the food and drink you ingest. You only need to let the rinse coat the back of your mouth a few times to do it's job.

3.) This is important! Do NOT use for more than the 30 seconds as stated in the directions. I've read some comments from others about not being able to taste anything after using Smart Mouth. I had experienced this too, early on, until I realized that I was swishing much longer than 30 seconds. It's easy to go over the time because you may not be watching the clock or maybe you go off and do something else while swishing. But you need to pay attention to the time. Once I made sure I spat out the rinse when the 30 seconds was up, I no longer had problems with taste.

* Here is another :  Brush your teeth, FIRST.
* Yes, it has a plain taste to it  ... but, that is really not the reason why you will be using it
* You do not need to use 5 pumps   ...  But,  start with that. So, you can really see how effective it is.

It is an Amazing Product ,  that I believe that once you give it a "good try" ... you will not go back to what you have been using.
Kinda like a SONY high res. EVF, Focus Peaking (and DMF , manual zoom focus)  on a f1.4 Lens. :)

Ross Hamamura
The Tourist of Light
Please Follow me on Instagram: @RDHphoto
SONY Alpha Ambassador

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hakuba "UltraKnit" the BEST LENS Micro Fiber Cloth EVER !

Hakuba "UltraKnit"  KTR-B24 Medium (12in. x 12in.)  the BEST LENS Micro Fiber Cloth EVER !

Seriously, It's the BEST.  Nothing comes close.  I  have the same feeling about LensPEN. :)
Just so you get the idea.

This picture is of  a new box I just bought at  Kaimuki Camera , Oahu Hawaii  $ 15.95
On Amazon $13.50

It basically picks up dust , and oily junk easily.   It has a feel to it that is unique.  Kind of "Grip-py".
You will tell the difference the First time you use it.  vs  other smoother Micro Cloths.

Best to blow off  larger particles First.  Then use the UltraKnit to wipe it off.

Yes  it is washable .. I only use plain water.

The one pictured stays in my Belt bag with my RX1.  I do not protect it in any way , as you can see. But , it still works.  Have been using the pictured cloth for aprox  5 years (I think).

The new one is for office use and back up.   the old one I will continue to abuse. :)

fyi: ToraySee  the Japan Manf.   told me  they also  do Promo  ...  and put your LOGO on it.
This is much better than the  junk Micro Fiber cloths I am given as gifts.    Even Costco Eye Glass dept gives one away that is tooo small and also blue , but it is not as good.  Does not have that UltraKnit  Grip-py feel when you wipe glass.

Only thing better imho is a  LensPen.   and that will not wipe up Oil as well for as long and as many times as this. UltraKnit = Washable and Re-useable.

Hope this helps someone,

Ross Hamamura
The Tourist of Light
SONY  Alpha Camera Amassador
Please Follow me on Instagram:  @RDHphoto