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    Default Cleaning Finger Print on the Filter

    As of above, was taking some pics with kids, then one of them touch my B+W MRC UV filter and now got marking le.... =(. tried to use some microfiber cloth but seems to leave those circular lines along as i clean. how how?

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    Oops! U might hv left some scratches on it!
    What type of micro-fibre cloth did u use? Those for lenses? Or those for general home use?!!
    Last edited by rexlim; 21st October 2006 at 12:56 AM.

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    try dripping alcohol onto it? not those alcohol for you to drink tho'

    alternatively, you can go to CP and spend money on a bottle of eclipse
    I believe the marking's oil transfered frm the kid's fingers onto your expensive B+W

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    sorry for the OT, but where i can find these micro fibre cloth?
    random equipment.
    where are my primes?

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    Default Re: Cleaning Finger Print on the Filter

    You may have left permanent marks on your 'BMW' filter mate! Try not to use microfibre cloth to clean those filters. I use a Lens Pen. You can get one from CP. Just use soft circular touches on those marks and they should be cleaned in no time. Works wonders for me each time!
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    OMgz, i am so scared nowz. =S. how much is the Lens Pen. I havent get my Cleaning Kit for my cam yet. Any can recommand wat to get? Budget looking at around $50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyo86sg View Post
    OMgz, i am so scared nowz. =S. how much is the Lens Pen. I havent get my Cleaning Kit for my cam yet. Any can recommand wat to get? Budget looking at around $50.
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    I recommend getting the Kinetronics Speckgrabber Pro Kit from Cathay Photo. Costs $35 and comes with microfibre cloth, lens cleaning solution and speckgrabber. I'v been using it to clean my B+W and Hoya filters for the past 4 years. Does a great job cleaning B+W.

    But I only use the cloth and lens solution and I don't use the speckgrabber.

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    help!i used the lens cleaning solution and the microfibre cloth to clean but there are a lot of cleaning marks left behind.why is this happening and what should i do(and not do in the future)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tumbleweed View Post
    I recommend getting the Kinetronics Speckgrabber Pro Kit from Cathay Photo. Costs $35 and comes with microfibre cloth, lens cleaning solution and speckgrabber. I'v been using it to clean my B+W and Hoya filters for the past 4 years. Does a great job cleaning B+W.

    But I only use the cloth and lens solution and I don't use the speckgrabber.
    Ditto... good kit.

    I bought a spare piece of the cloth for usage at home too...
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    by the way, are lens tissues better than cloths?Cloths will attract dust...lens tissue use and throw alway so each piece is a new one..?

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    I ever use tissue and it works fine for me. Anyway, my filters are cheap cheap Kenko and Hoya ones only so scratch also never mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanjonhan View Post
    help!i used the lens cleaning solution and the microfibre cloth to clean but there are a lot of cleaning marks left behind.why is this happening and what should i do(and not do in the future)
    can anyone help me on this..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanjonhan View Post
    can anyone help me on this..?
    What filter?

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    Default Re: Cleaning Finger Print on the Filter

    can use those microfibre tt come together wif glasses when u buy them?

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    its actually a normal hoya CPL...but do you guys get such stuff when you clean..?

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    huh...actually wat kind of microfibre cloth....those for specs and the 3m one is v v different...

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    Normal microfibre cloth for specs works for me anyway.

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    i usually use chamois.. leaves no mark on my filters..

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    That's strange. I've cleaned off fingerprint marks from my B+W MRC filters with microfiber cloth before and it was a 3 wipe process at most. The cloth you used might have been somewhat dodgy?

    Anyway, try eclipse solution (available from cathay) and lens tissue (available almost everywhere i think). Canon is using the same stuff (amongst other mysterious liquids) to clean lenses in their service area. How do I know? Because a technician forgot to delete a test picture they took while checking my camera.


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