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    Has anyone used Cyber Clean to clean lens?
    Is it recommended? Is it effective?

    For those who does not know what is Cyber Clean,
    http://www.cyberclean.com.sg/index.html

    Not promoting that product. Used it to clean keyboard and it is doing a good job. But thought of using it for lens.

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    Default Re: Anyone used Cyber Clean to clean lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by shelomoh View Post
    Has anyone used Cyber Clean to clean lens?
    Is it recommended? Is it effective?

    For those who does not know what is Cyber Clean,
    http://www.cyberclean.com.sg/index.html

    Not promoting that product. Used it to clean keyboard and it is doing a good job. But thought of using it for lens.
    keep it simple, use breath & lens cloth.

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    Default Re: Anyone used Cyber Clean to clean lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by shelomoh View Post
    Has anyone used Cyber Clean to clean lens?
    Is it recommended? Is it effective?

    For those who does not know what is Cyber Clean,
    http://www.cyberclean.com.sg/index.html

    Not promoting that product. Used it to clean keyboard and it is doing a good job. But thought of using it for lens.
    are you plan to using it to clean your camera body, lens body or also lens element?
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    Looking at all the reports and descriptions I'd give it a try with my old kit lens Since it doesn't require wiping there is no chance of scratching any coating with dust.
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    Default Re: Anyone used Cyber Clean to clean lens?

    To clean the lens element. It is just press and not rub. Leave no residue.

    I have problem cleaning the lens element.

    What I don't like about using tradition method (solution spray plus lens cloth) is that I always left strains which I can't remove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelomoh View Post
    I have problem cleaning the lens element.
    What problem is that? Please elaborate a bit more detailed.

    What I don't like about using tradition method (solution spray plus lens cloth) is that I always left strains which I can't remove.
    Then your spray is 'suboptimal'. Try a different one. But to be honest, I had good result when I used simp,e window cleaner initially. The trick is not to let it dry, wipe fast with as less strokes as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darrrrrrrrrr View Post
    keep it simple, use breath & lens cloth.
    Does our breath help promote fungus growth?
    Simplicity, it is just an encapsulation of complexity.

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    Default Re: Anyone used Cyber Clean to clean lens?

    This gluey yellow or green blob is not dry, it is damp of disinfectant, so will leave residue. You can use it to remove debris and dust on bags, apparel and hard to reach area. Lens probably not. A usb vacuum will do better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jctan77 View Post
    Does our breath help promote fungus growth?
    If yes I wonder why people still keep kissing
    Jokes aside, there are things in our breath that could either start growing on the right substrate or serve as nutrition for any residential germ. Cleaning solutions just do a better job.
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    Default Re: Anyone used Cyber Clean to clean lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by shelomoh View Post
    Has anyone used Cyber Clean to clean lens?
    Is it recommended? Is it effective?

    For those who does not know what is Cyber Clean,
    http://www.cyberclean.com.sg/index.html

    Not promoting that product. Used it to clean keyboard and it is doing a good job. But thought of using it for lens.

    Hi shelomoh...welcome.

    "Cyber Clean" contains 10-15% ethanol for its baterial killing properties. The rest is made up of water, colouring, emulsifiers etc. If it is used to clean keyboard, printers, pc and handphones, I presume there no harm done.

    But if you used it to clean lenses, there's a likelihood that it will leave some smudges behind that may not be apparent until you use it under certain lighting condition and it begins to show.

    To err on the side of caution, nothing beats using pure isopropyl alcohol for general cleaning. For lenses, it is always recommended to use your breath and a wipe with lint free cloth.

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    Default Re: Anyone used Cyber Clean to clean lens?

    i don't think it will work. look at the FAQ page. does not remove stains and it is made up in a large part by water. so it will probably leave water drying stains too.

    Cyber Clean ORIGINAL also remove stains?
    No. Cyber Clean ORIGINAL was not developed for such use. Cyber Clean ORIGINAL is to be put on dirty spots (do not rub) and then absorbs the dirt-particles.

    Can Cyber Clean ORIGINAL dry out and what to do then?
    Yes! Cyber Clean ORIGINAL consists of a big part of water which can evaporate if the mass is not stored in a container (bag or cup) that is completely closed. The product then will get cracky and cannot be used any longer. A new Cyber Clean ORIGINAL has to be purchased.
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    Default Re: Anyone used Cyber Clean to clean lens?

    Which involves exchange of oral foreign fluid. So I am wondering why MRT did not fine $30.

    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    If yes I wonder why people still keep kissing
    Jokes aside, there are things in our breath that could either start growing on the right substrate or serve as nutrition for any residential germ. Cleaning solutions just do a better job.

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    I will leave the lens alone. That is, as little and infrequent cleaning as possible. If you have a filter over the lens, there is little chance that it will get stained. An occassional blow should suffice (for the matter, the micro dust is not going to affect the image). Not unless you have one of the wide angle or fisheye lens that cannot be fitted with a front filter. Even so, avoid touching it and you will save yourself more anguish and lost opportunity shots. And if I really have to, I use my breath and a micorfiber cloth. Safer and cheaper, and definitely no stain.

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    Which cleaning solution then is good? Mine I am using the Nikon cleaning kit.

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    Default Re: Anyone used Cyber Clean to clean lens?

    I actually looked at it just yesterday. Their website specifically says NOT to use it to clean lenses. Maybe because it contain boric acid, I don't know what that means, but I don't like the idea of having a residue of acid on my lenses.

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