sleekjet
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About Lens Cleaning

Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:11 am

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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JeffM
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RE: About Lens Cleaning

Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:46 am

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.
 
Woody001
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RE: About Lens Cleaning

Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:49 am

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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diezel
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RE: About Lens Cleaning

Tue Jun 15, 2004 4:09 am

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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PilotHighFlyer
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RE: About Lens Cleaning

Tue Jun 15, 2004 7:18 am

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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