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ytbryan

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Hi all,

i'm new to dslr.

if my lens have some oil of it ( the glass) can i use water and normal cloth to clean it?

or what must i do ?
 

Octarine

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First, it's a lenS (plural: lenses). Secondly: just Google a bit or search the forum here. Lots of information. Thirdly: water will help you to buy a new lens soon ...
 

sin77

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normally i use blower, brush, cloth and lens pen
 

deepashes

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blow off big particle first, brush off small one, den lens pen (especially when got finger prints).. dint buy lens cloth..
 

metals99

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use lenspen.. You can easily get the standard ones to clean lenses from cathay..

Lenspen is like the best tool for lens cleaning.. Remember to get the original ones.. Thats y I always get from Cathay..
 

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zac08

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Cleaning solution and wipe off carefully...
 

zac08

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Sorry...kind of a stupid question, but wat type of cleaning solution do u use?:embrass:
I have a few actually... 1 is from the cleaning kit (Kinetronics) and I got my hands on some Ethanol. :)
 

ytbryan

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I have a few actually... 1 is from the cleaning kit (Kinetronics) and I got my hands on some Ethanol.
i saw the kinetronics. didn't have blower. did you get a blower too?

where you get the ethanol? pure alcohol can be used to clean lenses? thanks
 

zac08

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i saw the kinetronics. didn't have blower. did you get a blower too?

where you get the ethanol? pure alcohol can be used to clean lenses? thanks
Yes, bought it separately... a Giottos rocket.

Eh, can't reveal source, it's from a fren. ;)

And yes, it cleans very well.
 

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a bit off track here..
how do u guys keep ur lenspen kit? mine is still in the same old box that came with it..
so u guys keep it in a bag?, small box?

wondering which is better to keep it clean..

as for the TS, im new also but using lenspen sicne i gt it free with my camera..seems good!!
except need to get a blower..
 

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i usually use blower for dust.
For oil i use pec pad with eclipse cleaning solution from Sensor Swab.
http://www.photosol.com/products.htm
Both available at Cathay photo.
just curious, can a $3 balloon hand pump do the job as a blower too? it is strong enough ( more effective imo ) and it's cheaper. don't get why ppl would spend $10+ just on a dedicated one =/
 

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