how to clean lens


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mrdogbear

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Hi all,

When I tried to click micro photos for kids, the boy used his finger to touch the lens. Then, I found there was fingerprint on the the lens.

I just wondering how should I clean it off? Can I use soft tissue to wipe it off?

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There are lens tissues being sold on the market. Ask around any neighbourhood photo developing stores. Pretty cheap. But don't you have filters for your lens? Just a simple filter won't spoil the lens and it can protect your lens from fingerprints. :)
 

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Actually lens tissue is not very good. It will cause scratches if not careful.

1. A good way(at least this is how i do it).
1. Use a blower/brush to remove all the dirt on the lens. Dirt not removed will cause scratches if u wipe the lens)

2. Breath onto the lens and use a micro fibre cloth to wipe it in a circular motion, starting from the centre.

A lens pen will be useful.

As poledra point out, use a filter. Unless it a cheap lens like those 50/1.8.
 

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ya there is a cloth from 3M.....cant remember the name liao....is quite good for lens.......or get a Chamois from KONICA......;)
 

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my cheap chamois leaves many furry stuff on the lens, and my lens pen seems to leave stuff on the lens too, only way I manage to clean is with solution and lens tissue combination.
 

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Originally posted by hoppinghippo
my cheap chamois leaves many furry stuff on the lens, and my lens pen seems to leave stuff on the lens too, only way I manage to clean is with solution and lens tissue combination.
then get a better one lor......;) ..i got 1 from john 3:16 some time ago.....
 

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A lens pen is a pretty nifty gadget, and it should suffice for typical "stuff" like fingerprints unless that kid happened to have some radioactive slime on his fingers.
 

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