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best way to clean a lens

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Killer Red Taco, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Nov 10, 2008 at 9:20 AM
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    Killer Red Taco

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    Just curious on how everybody cleans their lens.
     
  2. Nov 26, 2008 at 11:00 AM
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    Robbie

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    Well, I always put a filter on my lenses. My point and shoot camera don't have this option.
    But, First I blow on the lens to free any loose matter, then I simply exhale on the lens and very gently rub with a cotton cloth (I use a clean bandana) in a circular motion. Never had a problem.

    That's how the newspeople do it. No fancy, smanchy stuff...
     
  3. Nov 27, 2008 at 4:08 PM
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    I used to work for a laser optics manufacturer. Laser optics are very sensitive to scratching and any scratch no matter how slight would require rework. They used q-tips to flick off any large debris and then would breathe on them to fog it up and wipe it with cotton balls.
     
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