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lens cleaning problem


hornchurch 3 108
23 Mar 2013 1:02AM
My Other half has a Sony digital camera interchangeable lens, I use canon, i always have a uv filter on my lenses from minute one and use a microfibre cloth to clean them on the occasion there is a spot or smear which is rare... her lens has no such protection it has a mark on it a smear it looks like a stray finger i have no idea how long its been there but any views on the best way to clean it would be helpful I heard micro fibre directly on the lens surface can strip off the coating...???

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User_Removed 7 736 4
23 Mar 2013 2:40AM
Not sure what your problem is. Just clean it.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
23 Mar 2013 5:23AM
Lens coating are pretty tough, wipe the smudge off.
Gaucho e2
12 2.4k 2 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 7:38AM
Lenspen if you are worried
pulsar69 10 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 7:45AM
You could always just leave it and create a complex removal action with layers in photoshop which can be applied to all the photos , or you could apply a cloth Wink dont worry just do it - as they say
23 Mar 2013 8:35AM
This overkill I knowGrin
puertouk 3 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 10:11AM
Just blow on it to get moisture from your breath and then rub gently in a circular motion with a microfiber cloth.
hornchurch 3 108
23 Mar 2013 10:20AM
Hi Ok thanks for your help micro fiber it is Smile
thewilliam 6 4.8k
23 Mar 2013 10:56AM
In the good old days, press photographers wore neck-ties so that they'd always have a lens cleaning cloth handy!
collywobles 10 3.4k 9 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 4:46PM
Boots Lens wipes works wonders........
hobbo e2
3 892 2 England
23 Mar 2013 4:56PM
SPECSAVERS sell great lens wipes for around 2 A pack.

Hobbo
23 Mar 2013 9:42PM
If you are unsure how to clean a lens this is the Nikon link https://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/965/kw/Lens%20cleaing
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
23 Mar 2013 10:00PM

Quote:Boots Lens wipes works wonders........


If there good enough for coated spectacles , there certainly good for lens surfaces Smile

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