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    Unhappy how to clean lens

    Hi all,

    When I tried to click micro photos for kids, the boy used his finger to touch the lens. Then, I found there was fingerprint on the the lens.

    I just wondering how should I clean it off? Can I use soft tissue to wipe it off?

    Thanks

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    There are lens tissues being sold on the market. Ask around any neighbourhood photo developing stores. Pretty cheap. But don't you have filters for your lens? Just a simple filter won't spoil the lens and it can protect your lens from fingerprints.

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    Oh dear you must have been terribly unhappy! but kids are kids!

    http://www.cathayphoto.com.sg/tips_n...ens/index.html

    check out the above!

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    Actually lens tissue is not very good. It will cause scratches if not careful.

    1. A good way(at least this is how i do it).
    1. Use a blower/brush to remove all the dirt on the lens. Dirt not removed will cause scratches if u wipe the lens)

    2. Breath onto the lens and use a micro fibre cloth to wipe it in a circular motion, starting from the centre.

    A lens pen will be useful.

    As poledra point out, use a filter. Unless it a cheap lens like those 50/1.8.

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    ya there is a cloth from 3M.....cant remember the name liao....is quite good for lens.......or get a Chamois from KONICA......

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    my cheap chamois leaves many furry stuff on the lens, and my lens pen seems to leave stuff on the lens too, only way I manage to clean is with solution and lens tissue combination.

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    Originally posted by hoppinghippo
    my cheap chamois leaves many furry stuff on the lens, and my lens pen seems to leave stuff on the lens too, only way I manage to clean is with solution and lens tissue combination.
    then get a better one lor...... ..i got 1 from john 3:16 some time ago.....

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    was thinknig of kopping lens cloth from some specs shop, heh...

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    A lens pen is a pretty nifty gadget, and it should suffice for typical "stuff" like fingerprints unless that kid happened to have some radioactive slime on his fingers.

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    NEVER save $$$ on a filter
    get a gd and "durable" one

    u never noe when IT might just save ur lens...

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