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Just a heads up to anyone about cleaning lenses

 
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Aug 21, 2011 11:43 |  #1

So I just bought a new pack of Zeiss pre-moistened lens cloths to clean my lenses (didn't want to use my eclipse fluid and pecpads). In my opinion, eclipse fluids and pecpads win over this product hands down.

They evaporate instantly and leave no hazy residue or streak marks whatsoever, while the Zeiss cloths (actually papers) are rather mediocre. And yes I am cleaning my lenses correctly.

Note: These zeiss cloths are nice for cleaning the exterior of cameras and lenses though.


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Aug 21, 2011 23:23 |  #2

Where did you purchase them? I have had real good luck with the Zeiss cleaning cloths I have bought from B&H as they come in a kit with the premoistened cloths and microfiber cloths. They do a very good job of cleaning and leave no residue. Now the ones I bought off Ebay were a different story. Those leave a residue and haze that is hard to wipe off. Even though they say they are Carl Zeiss lens cleaning cloths I have always wondered if they were a different formulation for lenses other than camera lenses or maybe they're just knock offs.


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Aug 21, 2011 23:54 |  #3

I got a box of 200 Zeiss lens wipes on Amazon for cleaning eyeglasses. They do evaporate quickly, but not so quickly that they're hard to use. They're actually quite wet out of the wrapper and would leave some spotting if left to evaporate so I just continue to rub as it dries out so that only a very thin layer of moisture is left to evaporate.




  
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Aug 22, 2011 00:37 as a reply to  @ mike_d's post |  #4

For me Zeiss lens wipes are great albeit expensive. They start out wet and evaporate so you are finishing up with a lens tissue. No residue.


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