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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 2046 posts, RR: 22
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1750 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, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1718 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: 22
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1720 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

Ian.




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User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1704 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

Roel.



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User currently offlinePilothighflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1693 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.

Robert


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