Last edited by Dream Merchant; 6th October 2009 at 12:57 AM.
I just tried the Zeiss fluid on an old MC filter smeared with grease. A few swipes with a non-branded spectacle MF cloth and all the visible grease was gone.
As suspected, a residue can be seen when I breathed on the filter, but that appears to go off easily with a few more breaths and further wipes with a clean section of the MF cloth. The same happens with all the other cleaning fluids I've tried.
When shaken, a bubbly head appears in the bottle, much like every other lens cleaning solution I've seen thus far.
Aside, I once remembered reading a Leitz article on what they described to be the ideal lens cleaning solution, and gave a chemical break-down. I can't find it at the moment.
Last edited by Dream Merchant; 7th October 2009 at 07:38 PM.
so is there any conclusion on whether vitacon is sub-standard compared to other brands like Hoya PRO series?
I ran into same situation as the OP today. paid 35 bucks for a 58mm ultra slim multicoated filter. i wanted to get Hoya PRO series (quoted 55 bucks) but the guy said that Vitacon is multicoated, hence better. and he said that ultra slim is better.. sigh.
GO and complain, i got a vitacon uv from peninsula for $18 and frankly speaking vitacon sucks, in the end i got a hoya 67mm for $35.
just a qns.. is the lens hood dependent on the lens thread or body?
Canon 450D/ F1.8 50MM/ EF-S 55- 250MM/ IS 18 - 15 MM
There are lens hood that screws onto the lens filter thread and there are those that lock onto the len barrel catch (provide that lens has one).
If you are buying the screw on thread type, then it is a yes. For the barrel catch must match the specifically to the lens model.
save the money and get a Hoya at the very least. i believe most filter brand got it's own variant of multi coat~
Interesting.. i didn't know zeiss produce optical cleaning solution!
Playing with M43.
Not Only VITA"CON", last time i kana EMOLUX brand somemore also cannot make it. Recent week i went SimLim to buy filter. They intro me VITACON UV Multicoat blah blah blah..
But i insisted Hoya..
Look more "song" with [Made in Japan] on the filter!
Nikon D90 only