B is for Blue handled Blush Brush and Blower! My little corner of South Texas gulf coast is pretty hard on photo equipment. If the salt, humidity and ultra violet don't get you, the incessant wind (and the dust that it brings) surely will. These two items have a permanent place in my camera bag, they're indispensable for getting that dust out of places it doesn't belong. A quick browse of any photo catalog or shop will show you the ubiquitous blower brush but I find those things worthless at best and downright harmful at worst. The little blower is too small to do any good and I've never seen one that didn't have hard, coarse bristles. Glass coatings on modern lenses are fragile, their thickness is measured in microns...once scratched, they are a source of all manner of problems. I guard the front elements of my lenses like they were gold...never touch them with my bare hands, never touch them with a lens cloth except as a last resort and then only with a little lubrication from a good quality optical solution...they're too expensive to deserve any lesser treatment. I find the two items pictured above to be very effective on loose dust...the blower usually does the trick but sometimes I have to resort to a few light strokes with the soft brush...your mileage may vary.