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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:26 pm 
The yellow cloth brand name is Selvyt. Salesman recommanded me this yellow cloth for lens cleaning. Anyone using and most important is it safe to do so?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:27 pm 
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Most people here use microfiber cloths, but pretty much anything will do.

Tip: most opticians sell microfiber cloths for a lot less than camera stores ;)

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By Hans Anders you even dont have to buy it, just say it's an old one and you want to have a new.

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I know Ruben, thanks :)
(For the non-dutch members, Hans Anders is a Dutch optician chain)

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I got a nice microfiber cloth that my optician gave me, I have one cloth for cleaning my glasses and another cloth for camera lens cleaning. I'm also proud to say that my glasses are Essilors, a brand owned by Nikon. You don't get that Nikkor quality from just any brand! :wink:

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Evan, you just took being a fanboy to a whole new level :lol:

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Before you know it I'll be replacing my light bulbs with Nikon external flashes! Why buy one of those energy efficient bulbs when you could buy an SB-400? :wink:

Where do you guys get your cleaning cloths? They sell them for around $10 at the local camera store.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:36 pm 
That truly is rather funny.
Do your glasses also have a aperture and AF?

I bought my cloth from a Photo shop called Photo Pro. But i've seen a cloth that was said to be the best cloth around since it's supposed to be 18% gray. Now, i have no idea what was meant with that, but someone should know...Spudz Lens cloth.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:42 pm 
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I think you can use that cloth for WB correcting.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:50 am 
I am very fussy, perhaps super fussy about what comes into contact with my lenses.
Some optician cleaning cloths may be ok but not all of them.
Glasses use much harder glass & surface coatings which is why optically they are rubbish but more durable when it comes to cleaning.
Personally I would not even use a micro cloth or anything that is a mulitiple use cleaner which IMO means it will become contaminated, this contamination can only get worse. I preffer a book of non impregnated 50/50 cloth (usually rayon) & pulp lens tissues made into a light puff ball shape used once then discarded.


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I got a lenspen for xmas, works better than any microfibre cloth I have used.

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