View Poll Results: What do you use to clean your lens/filters

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  • Optical tissue only

    18 10.98%
  • Optical tissue with cleaning liquid

    31 18.90%
  • Optical cloth only

    66 40.24%
  • Optical cloth with cleaning liquid

    20 12.20%
  • Lens pens

    29 17.68%
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Thread: What do you use to clean your lens/filters?

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    Default What do you use to clean your lens/filters?

    Please give me your polls guys. I want to know what's the most popular way of cleaning your gears!
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    Need more options:
    * Lens tissue with fluid
    * Blower
    * Lens pen

    Depends on what is being cleaned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royce
    Need more options:
    * Lens tissue with fluid
    * Blower
    * Lens pen

    Depends on what is being cleaned.
    Lens tissue with fluid = Optical tissue with cleaning liquid
    Blower = A MUST! So I'm not mentioning here. Anyway, you can't survive with just a blower!
    Lens pen = Lens pens
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    Umm, i just huff on it and wipe it with a lens tissue...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tingchiyen
    Umm, i just huff on it and wipe it with a lens tissue...
    Think you should get a decent blower at least, to work together with your lens tissue. I was wondering if you can clean your lens without the cleaning liquid though.
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    No liquid unless lens is badly smudged. I use microfibre cloth after a blower to clean. Amazing piece of cloth - removes everything & cleaner than traditional methods too.

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    Blower and 20cents tobacco paper.

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    Usually just the vapour from my breath then wipe clean with my t-shirt. But for filter only.

    But for lens front element, I use lens tissue and cloth and blower.

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    none on the poll....brush and blower only....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witness
    none on the poll....brush and blower only....
    What happens if you got fingerprints on your lens/filters? Don't think they can be brush or blown away.
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    .....I use my shirt + a hot breath on the filter

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    how about just spit and wipe with your sweaty t-shirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthlings
    how about just spit and wipe with your sweaty t-shirt.
    This is a newbie act, although I know a lot of newbies know how to clean their lens/filters!
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    so far i never clean my lens elements leh...if have to i guess just use blower.

    for filter like tingchiyen say - huff and wipe been huffing and wiping for the past 15 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmacs
    so far i never clean my lens elements leh...if have to i guess just use blower.

    for filter like tingchiyen say - huff and wipe been huffing and wiping for the past 15 years
    I concur... Virgo, i've been "huffing & wiping" my filter and lens for the last 10 years or so, unless there's a really big blob of oily stuff i can't get rid of, in which case i use my lens pen. I only resort to lens fluid as a last-chance scenario, as indiscriminate use can actually damage your lens coating. Like you said, blower is a must to get rid of dust, but if it's really gone-case, mangled with fungus etc. i send it in for professional cleaning... i really don't play with fluid cos i don't trust myself with it.

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    I spit on the lens and clean it with toilet paper

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    Quote Originally Posted by tingchiyen
    I concur... Virgo, i've been "huffing & wiping" my filter and lens for the last 10 years or so, unless there's a really big blob of oily stuff i can't get rid of, in which case i use my lens pen. I only resort to lens fluid as a last-chance scenario, as indiscriminate use can actually damage your lens coating. Like you said, blower is a must to get rid of dust, but if it's really gone-case, mangled with fungus etc. i send it in for professional cleaning... i really don't play with fluid cos i don't trust myself with it.
    Thanx tingchiyen. I think most of us didn't use fluid with cleaning cloth/tissue. I'm a bit suprised actually. Thought that most of us would use fluid.

    Anyway, the lens element is always protected by a filter. We only clean the filter most of the time. That's an interesting finding for me though.
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    After one disastrous encounter with my hoya filter and lens cleaning fluid which took off half the coating, I now stick to blower brush, lens cloth, and my breath.

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    cosmatic sponge, no liquid require and cheap. Try it.
    gentle enuf for yr face, no scratching of lenses.

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