Cleaning Lenses

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by LG, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. LG

    LG Guest

    Hi all,

    Is there a cleaning solution or cloth you can get to clean lenses? Or is
    it worth just giving it to the local camera repair man to clean it for
    you?

    Cheers
    jag2x
     
    LG, Jul 8, 2003
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    Brenton Guest

    Yep.. its that HoooH Hooh sound that you voice makes when you try to
    make steam on a cold morning... then the end of your T shirt (or tie if
    you are dressed up) Not a sweaty shirt though... it will leave stains
    :)

    BRenton

    Ps... I use very soft cotton and lens cleaning solution you can buy from
    camera stores. The cloth you choose HAS to be new and clean and I only
    use it after brushing the element first with a soft photographic brush
    (never brush bristles on skin.. it leave oil) Small dust specs and grit
    can act like sandpaper.
     
    Brenton, Jul 8, 2003
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    ops Guest

    Micro fibre cloths are the go now days either from camera stores or
    optical stores (OPSM).
     
    ops, Jul 8, 2003
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  4. LG

    Miro Guest

    Hot breath and a swirl from those really thin chinese cig papers, the kind
    you might use to roll your own. Once around the lens and throw it out. Then
    use another paper till its all clean.

    A cleaning cloth becomes oily the first time you use it, thus making it
    dirty thereafter.
     
    Miro, Jul 8, 2003
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  5. LG

    nt Guest

    if you can find Rosco lens tissue (about $2 a book) and rosco lens fluid,
    this will bring your lenses back to nearly new! Remember always clean lenses
    in a cicular motion around the edges working in, this goes with the 'grain'
    of the glass ie; the way its polished during manufacture and any small
    scratches will be invisible.

    n.t
     
    nt, Jul 9, 2003
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  6. LG

    Miro Guest

    Multicoating by definition is harder than the glass so it makes no
    difference.
     
    Miro, Jul 9, 2003
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