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Viva

How do you clean a lens?

Just finger smudges, not scratched thank goodness.  What liquids can and can't you use?  And cloths?
dtalbot

Re: How do you clean a lens?

Viva wrote:
Just finger smudges, not scratched thank goodness.  What liquids can and can't you use?  And cloths?

Head for your nearest camera shop  and they will have the right things for you, its all to easy to damage the coating on the lenses trying to do it yourself. You might get somthing from an opticians as well. Don't try using somthing that has been used for anything before, even a spec cleaning cloth designed for lens cleaning, just to much chance of the cloth having picked up a microsopic spec of grit, which would be all it took to scratch the lens, for my liking!
I use some Bauch and Lomb lens cleaning tissues I get from Costco, specifically designed for lens cleaning so doesn't leave smears and once you've done the lens it is usually still OK to clean your specs and PC screen before it has to go in the bin!

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