Yah, I got a UV filter. So should change to how to clean the filter.Originally posted by ziploc
"Use your T-shirt!" as some of the members here would tell you. :bsmilie: :bsmilie:
Just joking! Don't clean it unless necessary. Use a microfibre cloth. Put a filter in front of your lens so that you only need to clean the filter and not the lens.
Oh in that case you can use your T-shirt, or do anything you want with it, like washing with dish washing liquid. Spoilt, buy new one :bsmilie:Originally posted by siewsphone
Yah, I got a UV filter. So should change to how to clean the filter.
err.. yeah.Originally posted by siewsphone
I just find out that there are some oily soil on the edge of my lens !!!! But it looks like it do not affect the outcome.....
Should I clean it?
The blower is just a rubber buble shape type, and you press the buble to have air coming out from the front sharp tip. Cost less than S$10. No need to buy an expensive one...a cheap one will do. Don't buy those that comes with lens cleaner and paper, just the blower will do. It is a good thing to excersize your palm/fingers, hand.Originally posted by siewsphone
Roughly how much?
Ohhhh.....I thought use electricity one......Originally posted by Kho King
The blower is just a rubber buble shape type, and you press the buble to have air coming out from the front sharp tip. Cost less than S$10. No need to buy an expensive one...a cheap one will do. Don't buy those that comes with lens cleaner and paper, just the blower will do. It is a good thing to excersize your palm/fingers, hand.
I need all of them or just 1 for each category? :what:Originally posted by Ian
Lens Cleaning Fluids
Many so called lens cleaning formulations leave residues as they are designed for cleaning spectacles! These cleaners may also damage the coatings on filters and some lenses. The following are the only ones I use and trust.
Isopropyl Alcohol comes in several different levels of purity, the good stuff (99.5% or better purity) is only available from a Chemist/Pharmacy and in most countries you will have to demonstrate that you have a need for it as it's often used to adulterate alcoholic drinks. So take a lens down and show em why you need it!
Distilled Water is the best thing for cleaning mucky filters .. dunk the filter in to a bowl of distilled water and let it soak for a few minutes, then slosh the filter around in the water before removing and standing the filter on edge.
When the filter is almost dry do the breathing on filter routine (step 2a) and polish as per above.
In the case of Salt water residue I use Windex in the field as I've yet to find any damage to filters made in the past 20 years.
Windex An good cleaner for emergency use. I try not to use it unless the filter is really filthy or where the filter is covered in baked on grunge that has hardened.
Use the minimum pressure you can when polishing filters and lens elements with an optical cloth. Though lenses are quite tough and many are now coated with a tough overcoat being heavy handed only shortens the life of the coatings.
Optical Chamois, MicroFibre Cloth and Optical Tissues
Hama Optical Chamois is excellent for all general cleaning of camera equipment, is a synthetic material and is extremely soft and complient. Can be cleaned by hand washing in distilled water. It is made from a non woven fabric created through a multi-dimensional entanglement proceess using 0.0001 denier ultra micro fibres.
Microfibre Cloth is similar to Optical Chamois except that is is a woven material normally using thread of 0.1 denier or finer. Washable as per Hama optical Chamois.
There are so many varient types, some are good, some are bad. I no longer use lens tissues as the results re mixed and too variable for my liking.