Condensation inside lens

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by 223rem, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. 223rem

    223rem Guest

    I have a Nikon (AF) 24 mm lens. It was a little dirty, so
    I decided to squirt a couple of drops of lens cleaning
    liquid (the type that has some ammonia on it) on the lens
    surface (stupid, I knwo), and then I wiped it off with a a microfiber cloth
    (that was another mistake, I should have used facial tissue).

    Now the view through the lens looks 'cloudy', I think some of the liquid got
    inside the lens (by capilarity). What should I do? Just let it sit in a
    dry place, hoping it will dry out in a day or two?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
    223rem, Oct 25, 2005
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    Colyn Guest

    You can set the lens in a warm dry place which should dry it in a day
    or 2 however if there is any dirt mixed in with the condensation it
    will stay on the inside of the lens element. You should have it
    cleaned by a repairman...
     
    Colyn, Oct 25, 2005
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Facial tissue would be a bad choice as it leaves lots of fluff behind,
    I'd think microfiber should be OK though? Dampen the cloth first then
    wipe, eh? Lens cleaning 'paper' of course would be the ideal choice.
     
    Paul Furman, Oct 25, 2005
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