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Sep 18, 2013 12:53 |  #16

Which cloth do you use?


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Sep 18, 2013 13:45 |  #17

I like Zeiss wipes. They can be had a wally world, sams, cosco.. Very reasonable. I finish it off with a wipe of the micro fiber cloth.. Never have any issues with oil from the micro fiber.


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Sep 19, 2013 11:13 |  #18

Zeiss lens wipes are for eyeglasses, from what I understand, and not recommended for camera lenses. I read this a while back on POTN.

I have used Spudz and Nikon microfiber cloths and like them. The little stuf pocket is nice too.Larger ones for use at home vs in field are handy too. LensCoat and others work great.


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Sep 19, 2013 13:20 |  #19

Shane W wrote in post #16309145 (external link)
Zeiss lens wipes are for eyeglasses, from what I understand, and not recommended for camera lenses. I read this a while back on POTN.

I have used Spudz and Nikon microfiber cloths and like them. The little stuf pocket is nice too.Larger ones for use at home vs in field are handy too. LensCoat and others work great.

This is what I like about the **misinformation** that happens a lot on the net..

FYI right on the box..."Safely and quickly cleans eyeglasses, sunglasses, plus other optics, electronics including camera lenses, cell phones, laptops and many others"

High tech ammonia free formula cleans effectively without leaving streaks or residue.

Zeiss is a Lens manufacture !!!

We also use them to clean our touch screen in our vehicles.

I know others who clean there sensor with it as well. They say its like taking a vail off there pictures.


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Sep 19, 2013 14:06 |  #20

Bianchi wrote in post #16309457 (external link)
This is what I like about the **misinformation** that happens a lot on the net..

FYI right on the box..."Safely and quickly cleans eyeglasses, sunglasses, plus other optics, electronics including camera lenses, cell phones, laptops and many others"

High tech ammonia free formula cleans effectively without leaving streaks or residue.

Zeiss is a Lens manufacture !!!

We also use them to clean our touch screen in our vehicles.

I know others who clean there sensor with it as well. They say its like taking a vail off there pictures.

Yes, they are... including eyegass lenses!

See this thread... https://photography-on-the.net …471&highlight=z​eiss+wipes

I'm just sayin'....


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Sep 19, 2013 16:13 |  #21

I posted this exchange a month ago, even Zeiss internally has conflict about suitability...
https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=16164470&po​stcount=14

and this was referencing a complaint by someone on POTN in 2009 about associated streaking which was difficult to remove...
https://photography-on-the.net …php?p=8747897&p​ostcount=7


Back to topic, I use PhotoClear microfiber cloth which are produced by the reknown Schneider lens company...
https://www.schneidero​ptics.com …il.aspx?CID=111​1&IID=2059 (external link)


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Sep 19, 2013 17:53 |  #22

Wilt wrote in post #16309834 (external link)
Back to topic, I use PhotoClear microfiber cloth which are produced by the reknown Schneider lens company...
https://www.schneidero​ptics.com …il.aspx?CID=111​1&IID=2059 (external link)

Perhaps, but no one (well, maybe just me) will believe you unless you get the logo'ed one :)

https://www.schneidero​ptics.com …il.aspx?CID=111​1&IID=2060 (external link)


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Sep 19, 2013 18:26 |  #23

Bearmann wrote in post #16310045 (external link)
Perhaps, but no one (well, maybe just me) will believe you unless you get the logo'ed one :)

https://www.schneidero​ptics.com …il.aspx?CID=111​1&IID=2060 (external link)

So now I need to sell my PhotoClear cloth on POTN, and buy the one with the Schneider logo...can I still use it to clean my Rodenstock large format lenses?!

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Sep 19, 2013 21:33 |  #24

I just use Promaster microfiber cloths. Got several.


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Sep 20, 2013 02:51 |  #25

Wilt did Zeiss ever send you the wipes used for camera lenses.. Your impression..

Personally I have been using the ones I mentioned above for quite awhile, and I have no issues with streaking.. I use the Singh Ray micro fiber cloth that came along with there polarizer. They give you a hefty amount of it, and I use it to finish up the clean after using the Zeiss wipes.. Never an issue.

It would be great to compare the two, but my guess is, there one and the same dispite the hype they profess. Similar to the food industry. One is a name brand food and a grocery chain has there's with there name on it, but the name brand food is making it for them with the same product in the can.


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Sep 20, 2013 03:14 |  #26

Bianchi wrote in post #16309457 (external link)
High tech ammonia free formula cleans effectively without leaving streaks or residue.

Otherwise known as 5% ispopropyl alcohol in water (external link). Not really high tech. It would work much better with a higher concentration of isopropanol - I prefer 50%.


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Sep 20, 2013 11:32 |  #27

hollis_f wrote in post #16310943 (external link)
Otherwise known as 5% ispopropyl alcohol in water (external link). Not really high tech. It would work much better with a higher concentration of isopropanol - I prefer 50%.

That's correct Hollis, I remember you posting to another thread this comment a while back...

I keep the zeiss pads in foil pack in my vechicles and in my camera bag as there handy on the go. At home we have a small mister we keep on the kitchen table, kept filled with 5% ispopropyl alcohol in water. I learned about this many years ago when my wife was having here glasses made . The optomologist recommended cleaning with it.


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Sep 20, 2013 18:11 |  #28

I still use Kodak lens cleaning tissue, with lens cleaning fluid (like the stuff Hollis is talking about). I seem to have an unending supply of both. Been working fine for 30 years, and longer if you take into account the photographers that have used them since the 20'-30's. I don't like lens pens; IMHO, they move dirt and debris from one lens to the next, and then they fall apart.


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