hi guys, i'm not sure if any of you experience the same issues as i do, but i am sooo sick of microfiber cloths backfiring on me when trying to wipe my lenses every now and then.
sometimes, as do the rest of you i'm sure, i get some water spots or oil smudges on my lens. common wisdom suggests simply taking a microfiber cloth and wiping it off after a few jets of air from a blower or strokes of a soft brush. unfortunately, for a few times already, the cloths i've used end up leaving a nasty trail of lint, and lint that would not be blown off or around by a blower at that! it's like the lint was pasted onto the surface of the lens, which i'm guessing is the result of static. also, when wiping, no matter how gently, i get this feeling that the cloths are "gripping" onto the surface of the lenses. it doesn't glide smoothly across at all. from recent memory, i can pinpoint two such culprits; the cheap $3 brown colored microfiber cloth sold at cathay, and the yellow Selvyt cloth sold at TK Foto.
i'd just like to find out if any of you have suffered the same fate? i've been bamboozled so many times that it's come to the point that i'm afraid to wipe any of my lenses with any microfiber cloth lest i am forced to go through another painful episode of "Attack of the Lint."