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    cleaning

    Ok Gang
    I'm sure everyone has there favorite method or type of lens cleaner and such they like to use. What would you recommend to a rising photographer to spend there money on or to stay away from. I dont mind paying for something the first time but if i have to pay a second time I'm unhappy.
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    Re: cleaning

    1 Rocket Air to blow off any loose dust.

    2. Zeiss lens cleaning solution and paper.

    Some people like microfiber cloth. Personally I don't use microfiber on my lenses as microfiber will collect and hold onto dirt. Papers are use once and thrown away. A good Type 1 Class 5 wet clean lens paper.

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    Re: cleaning

    any opinions on the lens pens????
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    Re: cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by gryphonslair99 View Post
    1 Rocket Air to blow off any loose dust.

    2. Zeiss lens cleaning solution and paper.

    Some people like microfiber cloth. Personally I don't use microfiber on my lenses as microfiber will collect and hold onto dirt. Papers are use once and thrown away. A good Type 1 Class 5 wet clean lens paper.
    so your suggesting just buying the premoistened packs of tissue. I am considering this strongly . Just not sure if i want to be continously ordering them . I tend to be anal when it comes to lenses. I may need to buy stock in a company
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    Re: cleaning

    I have purchased a couple of lenses that came with free cleaning kits,

    the cleaning solution and small tissue sheets work ok

    when I do not have that at hand sometimes I use a microfiber , which I only use for the lenses

    the only problematic situation is when I got salt water spray, that seems to cling to the lens surface more than say finger prints

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    Re: cleaning

    I've always used a bit of hot breath and a microfiber cloth. Granted, that was just working with tiny Zi8's and Sony P&S's, but it seemed to work well.

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    Re: cleaning

    do not use compressed air to clean your sensor

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    Re: cleaning

    True Ti.
    But the original question was about lens cleaning.

    I prefer pec-pad and eclipse cleaning solution.
    Hard to do abroad because of the restriction on flammable substances in airplane luggage!
    I still carry a packet of pec-pads with me.
    And if possible find a local camera shop to get a bottle of eclipse on each trip.
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    Re: cleaning

    I use a microfiber cloth and specsaver glasses fluid, which I use on my glasses. However not the same cloth :-)

    for the lens & sensor Rocket Blower to get rid of dust and an Arctic Butterfly for the sensor. Never needed wet stuff for the sensor yet.

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    Re: cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by gryphonslair99 View Post
    1 Rocket Air to blow off any loose dust.

    2. Zeiss lens cleaning solution and paper.

    Some people like microfiber cloth. Personally I don't use microfiber on my lenses as microfiber will collect and hold onto dirt. Papers are use once and thrown away. A good Type 1 Class 5 wet clean lens paper.
    Rocket air sounds interesting, I've never heard of that.

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    Re: cleaning

    There are many types of microfibre cloths - I am talking about the ones used for spectacle lenses which are not the fluffy ones so they don't hold grit.

    Roger R.
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    Re: cleaning

    Rocket Air: Giottos Rocket Air Blower - (Large) 7.5" AA1900 B&H Photo

    Not meant to be a B&H ad as they can be bought many places. B&H is fine to get one though.
    They are great for remoiving loose dust.
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