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Lens Cleaning


Mike_Smith e2
7 132 1 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2012 5:59PM
Im just wondering what you guys all use to clean your lenses and filters, and what you all think is the best method. There is plenty of products out there to do this job and we all pay a small fortune buying our lenses etc so whats the best ?

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thewilliam 6 4.7k
28 Jul 2012 6:05PM
First, I'd suggest that it's best to keep them clean. Mine are capped when not in use and have a UV filter fitted. I also treat the filters carefully because they're expensive, especially the 95mm size.

I use Calotherm spray and a very soft cloth.
justin c 10 4.5k 36 England
28 Jul 2012 6:23PM
A few good blasts with a rocket blower, then a light brush off to ensure any loose particles of grit, sand, etc. etc are completely removed, followed by a couple of drops of Eclipse cleaning fluid or Lee Filter cleaning solution applied with a Pec Pad, followed by a polish with a microfibre cloth.
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
28 Jul 2012 7:42PM
A bit a 'huh' of my breath and a wipe with the tail of my shirt or the corner of a handkerchief.

The same way I clean my specs...

Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
28 Jul 2012 8:00PM
Stand mine in the bath and use the shower head.
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
28 Jul 2012 8:55PM
Initially I use a blower ( Giotto ) then a lens cleaning cloth is usually all that is needed.

I also have microfibre cloth from Kenro which is better and excellent for drying condensation off the lens
colin beeley e2
12 1.1k 10 England
28 Jul 2012 9:27PM

Quote:A bit a 'huh' of my breath and a wipe with the tail of my shirt or the corner of a handkerchief.

The same way I clean my specs...

Wink

same for me Wink
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
28 Jul 2012 9:32PM
Can't be doin' with this 'precious' modern approach Colin. All designed to extract money from wallet with little - if any - improvements.

Besides! The front element of a lens (and any filters attached Wink) are outside of the focus zone!!

So - short of a drop of bird droppings - nothings going to be seen on the finished image anyway!!

Wink Smile
franken e2
12 3.2k 4 Wales
28 Jul 2012 9:39PM
hobbo e2
3 816 2 England
28 Jul 2012 10:01PM
Pop into any SPECSAVERS outlet.....they stock excellent optical glass cleaning wipes at a very reasonable cost....they are packed in a dark green box.

Hobbo
28 Jul 2012 10:11PM
monstersnowman 9 1.7k 1 England
29 Jul 2012 5:41AM
I use a lenspen .. the brush removes abrasive particles then the pad miraculously removes greasy smear instantly when cloths tend to move them around before eventually cleaning them .... no liquid required at all. I find these more amazingly effective and infinitely better than cleaning liquid and cloth on eyepieces as the space is so small and you just cant do it easily with liquid and cloth but a couple of seconds with lenspen is perfect. I didnt like paying for it but it really works well. Having said that My Asda had them reduced at 3.33 ... BARGAIN !!!
Lenspen!
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
29 Jul 2012 4:29PM

Quote:Besides! The front element of a lens (and any filters attached Wink) are outside of the focus zone!!


Very true Mike Smile

I`ve been known to use the odd baby wipe to remove mud.

I was a bit nervous when I tried this for the first time to remove sand and salt water Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmoskUtCnoY&feature=related
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 7:04PM

Quote:A bit a 'huh' of my breath and a wipe with the tail of my shirt or the corner of a handkerchief.

The same way I clean my specs...



Can't fault your approach MikeWink

Ditto, ditto, dittoTongue

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