2nd December 2003, 06:04 PM
How to clean recessed rear element?
In case there's some little finicky stuff that's kinda stuck on the rear element of the lens that's recessed, what can be done? Tried using my blower from a variety of angles, but it doesn't seem to get the offending item off. any recommendations? or just live with the little stubborn speck? kinda worried that if the speck is actually some form of fluid, it might react with the surface coating of the rear element (if any) and screw up the lens in the long run. suggestions?
2nd December 2003, 06:37 PM
2nd December 2003, 06:42 PM
Have you tried using a good quality brush (i.e., really soft camelhair brush that you can usually get from arts supply store, Staticmaster brush, etc.) to get rid of it? If your lens is a zoom lens......to get better access, zoom it to a position where the rear element is closest to the rear end of the barrel.