Lens cleaning lotion


ZAstrayZ

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Hi guys... I'm looking for lens cleaning lotion. Can anyone kindly advise where I could get them in loose form? Usually, it is packaged with some cleaning cloth and the dust blower, but I need just the lotion. Many thanks in advance!
 

Rashkae

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You don't use lotion, you use liquid. Basic isopropyl alcohol from any pharmacy is good
 

ZAstrayZ

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Thanks for your reply!

We do use IPA, but surprisingly, the lens cleaning liquid seems more effective.
 

Rashkae

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Thanks for your reply!

We do use IPA, but surprisingly, the lens cleaning liquid seems more effective.
Then you can get some at any photographic store
 

ZAstrayZ

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Most of the stores that I've been to only sells them in a package. Which shop sells them separately, just the liquid itself?
 

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ZAstrayZ said:
Most of the stores that I've been to only sells them in a package. Which shop sells them separately, just the liquid itself?
Maybe you can ask for Carl zeiss cleaning fluid?
 

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e69087 said:
Will IPA damage the lens or filter coating?
I've used IPA for.... Bout 1-2 years already. On both cheap plastic Nikkors to expensive leicas. and I'm still using them. What do you think?
 

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I've used IPA for.... Bout 1-2 years already. On both cheap plastic Nikkors to expensive leicas. and I'm still using them. What do you think?
Thanks for the info.
Sounds great!
My work place uses IPA, will get some & try out.
I find water stain (from rain or at sea side) difficult to clean off.
 

sjackal

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Best is not to use any form of solvent on the lens.
 

Octarine

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Even if you do, NEVER drop the liquid directly onto your Lens.
Why? What is the different between a drop on the lens and applying it with a cloth? The liquid and its chemical characteristics are the same.
 

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Octarine said:
Why? What is the different between a drop on the lens and applying it with a cloth? The liquid and its chemical characteristics are the same.
Dropping the liquid directly onto your lens carries a greater risk f the liquid entering the seam between the glass and barrel. If below have any sensitive electronic components or if you accidentally squirt a lot out of the bottle then.... ¯\(°_O)/¯
 

Octarine

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Dropping the liquid directly onto your lens carries a greater risk f the liquid entering the seam between the glass and barrel. If below have any sensitive electronic components or if you accidentally squirt a lot out of the bottle then.... ¯\(°_O)/¯
IPA is non-conductive and electronics are not sitting behind the front element. The point of squirting to much is valid, though.
 

eawtan

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I use eclipse w/ pec-pads for lens and sensor cleaning . ( I get mine from cathay photo)
 

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