What do you use to clean your lens/filters?

What do you use to clean your lens/filters


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Virgo

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Royce said:
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... :embrass:
 

Virgo

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tingchiyen said:
Umm, i just huff on it and wipe it with a lens tissue... :embrass:
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.
 

Aton

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

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

madmacs

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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 ;p been huffing and wiping for the past 15 years :)
 

tingchiyen

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madmacs said:
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 ;p 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.
 

sriram

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I spit on the lens and clean it with toilet paper :D
 

Virgo

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tingchiyen said:
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.
 

justarius

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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. :D
 

whoelse

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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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