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    Default Lens cleaning fluid? :confused:

    I bought a cheapo squirt bottle of lens cleaning fluid...
    Squirted a little on my palm, it didn't smell of anything and palm didn't feel cool (like if alcohol was evaporating).

    I suspect it's nothing but distilled water??! Guess I got what I paid for...

    Anyways, what is lens cleaning fluid supposed to contain anyway? Any good brand/type recommendations?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Lens cleaning fluid? :confused:

    Quote Originally Posted by nazure
    I bought a cheapo squirt bottle of lens cleaning fluid...
    Squirted a little on my palm, it didn't smell of anything and palm didn't feel cool (like if alcohol was evaporating).

    I suspect it's nothing but distilled water??! Guess I got what I paid for...

    Anyways, what is lens cleaning fluid supposed to contain anyway? Any good brand/type recommendations?

    Thanks!
    NEVER buy cheap lens cleaning solutions as certain 'cheap' chemicals can damage the coating of you priced lens and that will surely leave a mark and a painful lesson.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Default Re: Lens cleaning fluid? :confused:

    no alcohol is good, it can eat away certain coatings.

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    Default Re: Lens cleaning fluid? :confused:

    Just get the lenz pen.

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    Default Re: Lens cleaning fluid? :confused:

    Quote Originally Posted by roti_prata
    no alcohol is good, it can eat away certain coatings.
    roti_prata where did you find out that alcohol is bad for the coating. I know that using acetone is a big no no. But IPA should be OK after all this is what people use to clean microscope lens with.
    Last edited by smtan24; 18th March 2006 at 11:34 AM.

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