Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:33 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: cleaning a lens... how?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:26 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 14, 2009 9:59 pm
Posts: 77
I have a microfiber cloth. I was thinking about using spectacles polish / window polish? Or perhaps just water?

_________________
Olympus E-520 with 14-42 & 40-150 mm. kit zoom
Red Lowepro Flipside 300

To come:
Tripod

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:35 am 
nicolaidenmark wrote:
I have a microfiber cloth.


..........and a little condensation from your breath. Done.


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 14, 2009 9:59 pm
Posts: 77
Nick in Shanghai wrote:
nicolaidenmark wrote:
I have a microfiber cloth.


..........and a little condensation from your breath. Done.


I'm more concerned about removing sand dust etc. Can condensation from breathe and a microfiber alone remove fat prints etc?

_________________
Olympus E-520 with 14-42 & 40-150 mm. kit zoom
Red Lowepro Flipside 300

To come:
Tripod

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:00 pm 
nicolaidenmark wrote:
I'm more concerned about removing sand


Sand or dust..............never use a cloth. Blow that stuff off. Can of compressed air or a blower brush works well.

I always got rid of fingerprints as I suggested...........although they were not French Fry grease coated fingers. Anything real stubborn, a lens cleaning solution and Kodak lens cleaning disposable tissues..........sure. I think I may have used that stuff a couple/three times in 20+ years and usually after a salt spray drenching at the beach.

The least amount of anything contacting the front or rear elements of the lens the better..............I also always used a UV or Skylight filter over the front element.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:25 pm 
i've had good luck so far using the Lens Pen system. One 1/2 of it is a soft brush for sweeping off dust, the other side has a solution that takes care of smudges and things like that. Be careful though: people have reported that the cleaning solution side has left a weird residue on their lens, so it's best to buy this from a store that will actually let you test the product or give a demonstration of it.


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group