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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:31 am 
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haii friends how can i clean my nikon d5100 lens (18-55 kit lens) in cheap method?

i dont have any cleaning equipments with me

plz help


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:26 am 
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Not sure if you have access to shops, I would suggest a lens pen which are cheap and will last some time. It has a brush one end and a carbon flat end on the other, great for removing finger prints on the lens.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:59 pm 
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Breathe on it, and use your sleeve.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:45 am 
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Yep can't get much more cheaper than that. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:06 am 
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Lens Cleaning Process

1. Cleaning the exterior of the lens, including the lens hood – I first start off by using wet microfiber cloth to remove any dust or dirt from lens exterior and lens hood. I apply the same optical formula that contains anti-static material on microfiber cloth or if the lens is too dirty, I start off by using regular water (distilled water would work best) and then finish off with using the solution. To clean the rubber zoom and focus rings, I use an ordinary toothbrush, which works great for removing particles in between the rubber lines.

2. Cleaning the lens mount – a very important part of the process that sometimes requires me to clean the mount several times due to oil and dirt. Apply the same lens cleaning solution on microfiber cloth and clean the mount thoroughly. Don’t forget to clean the round contacts on the lens as well.

3. Cleaning the rear and the front optical elements – I find microfiber cloth to be unsafe for cleaning optical lens elements, especially if you reuse the same microfiber cloth that you use to clean your lenses outside. Also, sometimes microfiber cloth will leave particles that are hard to remove with the rocket blower, so I rely on lens cleaning tissues instead. They clean glass very well and if they leave anything on the lens, it can be easily removed by the rocket blower.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:47 am 
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thanks alot guys
but i have a doubt

if i breath on it and use sleeve did it make fungus over lens in future?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:58 pm 
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Nice question. I usually use the clothes am wearing. It works. :P
That might be risky, I know that. But seriously, help me as well for the better solution.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:17 am 
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thanks friends :D


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:58 pm 
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Just a little recommendation: it's best to use cotton clothing, I've seen that it works best.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:04 am 
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If you want to clean lens then you should follow the manufacturer's recommended approach which you will find in your handbook but if it doesn't work then you should contact with a professional who will clean your lenses perfectly in a better way.


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