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    Default What kind of effects does smoke have on filter coatings?

    After shooting fireworks pics for the past two days, i realized that there are small round "markings" on my kenko filter(those coated ones). it is as if the coating has peeled off or something, using lens cleaning solution cant seem to get them off.

    Does anyone know how this could have happened..? Thanks

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    Default Re: What kind of effects does smoke have on filter coatings?

    Quote Originally Posted by tanjonhan View Post
    After shooting fireworks pics for the past two days, i realized that there are small round "markings" on my kenko filter(those coated ones). it is as if the coating has peeled off or something, using lens cleaning solution cant seem to get them off.

    Does anyone know how this could have happened..? Thanks
    Effects on smoke on filters may only leave residue on the filter, just clean it off with lens tissue or microfiber cloth.

    Coating peeled off? Did u scrub on it or something? Maybe it's time for u to upgrade to B+W, then all your cleaning difficulties solved.
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    i cant seem to wipe it off that's the problem. The spots appeared after shooting, and when i tried to wipe i cant get it off.(used some lens cleaning solution btw..)

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    Default Re: What kind of effects does smoke have on filter coatings?

    Time to change your filter to B+W!
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    Default Re: What kind of effects does smoke have on filter coatings?

    Quote Originally Posted by tanjonhan View Post
    i cant seem to wipe it off that's the problem. The spots appeared after shooting, and when i tried to wipe i cant get it off.(used some lens cleaning solution btw..)
    Perhaps it's due to the smoke plus the moisture in the air.
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    Default Re: What kind of effects does smoke have on filter coatings?

    lucky is filter else is lens.

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    tink you post a pic or 2... hard to tell when you jus describe like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    tink you post a pic or 2... hard to tell when you jus describe like that.
    i was thinking mabbe u can apply some steam on it..off a boiling kettle mabbe, it should help to loosen the dirt on the filter..

    That being said, i have no idea about the effect of steam on filters

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkaiser View Post
    i was thinking mabbe u can apply some steam on it..off a boiling kettle mabbe, it should help to loosen the dirt on the filter..

    That being said, i have no idea about the effect of steam on filters
    Ha... that'll be interesting. Try leh and let us know how
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    Default Re: What kind of effects does smoke have on filter coatings?

    Quote Originally Posted by yehosaphat View Post
    Ha... that'll be interesting. Try leh and let us know how
    but i think logically it makes sense, i have this steam cleaner @ home..comes with a scrub...u basically aim it @ like kitchen tiles or wat...steam it, then the oil comes loose..just wipe off..

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