Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Lens Cleaning Kit

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ang Mo Jio
    Posts
    78

    Default Lens Cleaning Kit

    Hi,

    What kind of cleaning kits do you use for your lenses? Do I have to buy like a 'proper' cleaning set or just use the free ones that come with the camera? Any opinions?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    East
    Posts
    609

    Default Re: Lens Cleaning Kit

    what are freebies? At the least, must have a good cleaning cloth, blower and lens pen.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Lens Cleaning Kit

    The freebies are useful in an emergency, but otherwise, I prefer to trust reliable brand products like ZEISS cleaning cloths and solution for expensive lenses/filters. Seriously, it's only a few dollars more for so much quality, and the peace of mind you get is priceless.

  4. #4
    Senior Member madmartian's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    20,241

    Default Re: Lens Cleaning Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by Netforce View Post
    Hi,

    What kind of cleaning kits do you use for your lenses? Do I have to buy like a 'proper' cleaning set or just use the free ones that come with the camera? Any opinions?

    Thanks.
    Get a lint free cloth or a microfibre cloth or those that clean spectacles will do the job & get a good blower. Always maintain your gears well & you don't have to tough stains to clean
    Take the shot!

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ang Mo Jio
    Posts
    78

    Default Re: Lens Cleaning Kit

    oh, could you tell me where can I get those?

    Also, what about shooting with filters on? I only need to clean the filter right?

  6. #6
    Senior Member madmartian's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    20,241

    Default Re: Lens Cleaning Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by Netforce View Post
    oh, could you tell me where can I get those?

    Also, what about shooting with filters on? I only need to clean the filter right?
    Microfibrecloth you can get it from computer shops or camera shops. For the spectacle cleaning cloth, walk into your regular specs shop & ask them to spare you 1 or 2 pcs, should be free. As for the blower look in here or any camera shops. But make sure you get the good one.
    Some shoot with filter on & some don't. Its up to you. For me, I shoot with filter on
    Take the shot!

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ang Mo Jio
    Posts
    78

    Default Re: Lens Cleaning Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by madmartian View Post
    Microfibrecloth you can get it from computer shops or camera shops. For the spectacle cleaning cloth, walk into your regular specs shop & ask them to spare you 1 or 2 pcs, should be free. As for the blower look in here or any camera shops. But make sure you get the good one.
    Some shoot with filter on & some don't. Its up to you. For me, I shoot with filter on
    So do you only clean the filter? What about the actual lens? And do you clean your lens cap as well?

  8. #8

    Default Re: Lens Cleaning Kit

    Lens cleaning kit increases the life of a camera because lens is the main part of camera and it needs proper maintenance.
    _____________________--
    Web Design London

  9. #9
    Member 9V-Orion Images's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Autenticate ALGRN @ 7987.8270
    Posts
    1,761

    Default Re: Lens Cleaning Kit

    Lenspen Propack I

    I got it for S$22.00 at Courts.
    CS Aviation / Flickr
    Per aspera ad astra

  10. #10
    Deregistered
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    North
    Posts
    122

    Default Re: Lens Cleaning Kit

    I'm using lenspen and my hair dryer (cold air) as blower

  11. #11
    Senior Member madmartian's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    20,241

    Default Re: Lens Cleaning Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by Netforce View Post
    So do you only clean the filter? What about the actual lens? And do you clean your lens cap as well?
    Whenever I clean the filters, I'll take it off & clean both sides & I'll use the blower to lightly blow off the surface of both front & back of the lens. You'll be surprise that sometimes you'll find tiny specks of dust on the front of your lens even with the filter on. Just before I put back the lens cap, I'll again use the blower to blow hard on the lens cap.
    That's me, I don't know about you
    Take the shot!

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    1,570

    Default Re: Lens Cleaning Kit

    at home have leisure time to clean my equipments

    Giottos rocket blower
    3M micro fiber cloth
    Isopropyl Alcohol with cotton wipes

    may need to get one more micro fiber cloth for outside use.

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Seletar Estate, Singapore
    Posts
    478

    Default Re: Lens Cleaning Kit

    My cleaning kit consists of blower, microfibre cloth and water.

    Good enough for my kit lenses.

  14. #14
    Member 9V-Orion Images's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Autenticate ALGRN @ 7987.8270
    Posts
    1,761

    Default Re: Lens Cleaning Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    Lenspen Propack I

    I got it for S$22.00 at Courts.
    Received quite a number of enquiries about the Lenspen Propack I that I got quite a long time ago, am not too sure whether Courts still have it in stock.

    Product description is as follow for those that wish to enquire with them...


    ID No. 444681

    Lenspen Pro
    Lenspen Pro Pack A
    Lenspen Pro Pack A C PCS - S$22.00 GS


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    The pack includes 4 different types of lenspen and a microfiber cleaning cloth.
    Last edited by 9V-Orion Images; 20th April 2010 at 11:21 PM.
    CS Aviation / Flickr
    Per aspera ad astra

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •