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Salty spray


Rick_Huggins 7 143 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2010 4:44PM
I managed to get caught with some wave vapour whilst down at Dungeness; the crystals have dried on the lens of my 18-70, any recommendations on how to clean it up please?

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rowarrior 6 4.4k 9 Scotland
10 Feb 2010 5:45PM
lens cleaner
RogBrown 7 3.0k 10 England
10 Feb 2010 5:48PM
Brillo pad.
cameracat 10 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
10 Feb 2010 6:16PM
A light spray mist of clean warm water to dissolve the crystals, Then Carefully dry with a soft tissue.

Then as KT has suggested a clean with regular lens fluid.

Had a similar incident.....Wink


Quote:Brillo pad


For the really stubborn stuff, Rog's suggestion might work, But only rub lightly in circular motions.....Smile
Rick_Huggins 7 143 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2010 7:41PM
Thanks
Rick_Huggins 7 143 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2010 9:15PM

Quote:Brillo pad.
Angle grinder worked a treat, cheers
SuziBlue 12 16.2k 10 Scotland
10 Feb 2010 9:42PM
I find that a good shake of Vim and a scrub with a wire brush works a treat. Or, take the lens off and stick it on a hot wash (just water - no powder of course cos you don't want to damage it), then in a hot oven for half an hour to dry it off.

HTH
rowarrior 6 4.4k 9 Scotland
10 Feb 2010 9:52PM
Silly Suzi, it's the dishwasher all the way, washed and steamed in a oner!
SuziBlue 12 16.2k 10 Scotland
10 Feb 2010 9:58PM
DOH! Must try that sometime. See, I don't have a dishwasher so the idea never occurred. It would be in the bowl with the Vim and the wire brush.

8-]

Incidentally - can anyone help with scratched and cloudy images? Will noise software help d'ya think? and a bit of spotting?
discreetphoton e2
10 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 12:26AM
I find that a quick rinse in a highland stream, followed by a spell on a radiator, does wonders for my lenses.
User_Removed 12 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 5:44AM
Just leave it on the lens... Saves a fortune in Lee ND filters
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 5:52AM
Can I just comment that there is a clear divide here.

The boys want to use their toys like angle grinders and wire wool - or simply do nothing, don't clean it and leave it as it is.

The girls suggest dishwashers, Vim, ovens and other household cleaners.

Is there a pattern emerging?
SuziBlue 12 16.2k 10 Scotland
11 Feb 2010 8:23AM

Quote:Can I just comment that there is a clear divide here.

The boys want to use their toys like angle grinders and wire wool - or simply do nothing, don't clean it and leave it as it is.

The girls suggest dishwashers, Vim, ovens and other household cleaners.

Is there a pattern emerging?



Ever tried wire wool or an angle grinder on the laundry? It doesn't work ... 8-]

snigger
lobsterboy e2
10 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 8:45AM
I find the best way is to:

get up early in the morning, whist there is still mist in the air, and head towards a field of sheep.
Find a nice looking, slightly damp sheep.

Approach from behind, so as not to scare it. Grasp the sheep firmly and rub your filters in a regular forward and back motion to remove any muck from them.

And that's what I was doing officer.

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