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Cleaning a lens/filter

 
gnosta
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Dec 11, 2013 23:25 |  #1

Hey everyone, I am looking for a good method to clean a filter. I went shooting the other day near a waterfall and the mist got to my filter. Sorry if this has already been discussed, I've tried reading the FAQ and searching but didn't find an answer. Thanks!




  
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Dec 12, 2013 00:43 |  #2

I use a little microfiber cloth or a lens pen. Generally try to use the lens pen first, if that doesn't work, a little moisture and the microfiber cloth followed by the lens pen.


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Dec 12, 2013 01:04 |  #3

I do as follows:

a. Brush the glass with a lens brush such as a Lens Pen or similar to make sure that there is no dust on the glass.

b. I put a droplet or two of a lens liquid cleaner on a small spot of a microfiber cloth, and gently wipe the glass in a circular motion using the now moist cloth. Before the cleaner dries, use a dry portion of the microfiber cloth to remove all traces of cleaner (in a circular motion) making sure that the glass does not have smudges.
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Dec 12, 2013 06:13 |  #4

You want to remove as much debris without touching the element as possible. So, blow it off, brush it off, then wipe it off.

don't blow with your mouth though, you'll get spit on your lens. use a blower device ;)


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Dec 12, 2013 09:40 |  #5

Rocket Blower first then Lens Pen is all I use now .

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