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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2054 posts, RR: 20
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

I had a raindrop splash on my fancy glass this past weekend. I have no official lens cleaning kit. What can I use from around the house to clean the lens? Or do I do the right thing and go purchase a cleaning kit?

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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

I don't use household cleaners, though I am sure somepeople do. Go purchase a proper cloth and solution. Any good shop will advise you.

User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

You can use just water at home, but you will possibly leave streak marks over the optics. As most optics have a special coatings to reduce flare etc, it is best to only use the correct tools.

A proper lens cleaning fluid will evaporate leaving no marks.

Try: http://www.schneideroptics.com/photo-clear/
and: http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/6109/clean.htm


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User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2194 times:

I use disposable wet cleaning tissues used to clean glasses. They are sealed individually so no sand (!) or dust can get to them. I get them for free from my local optician.

I think that it is also a good idea to use a good uv filter to protect your lens. But opinions about uv filters differ  Smile


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User currently offlinePilothighflyer From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

I also use Diezel's method.
First step is to used canned air to blow any possible crap of the lens that may scratch the filter than i use a disposable glasses cleaning tissue to wipe the lens off. Works everytime.


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