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Sep 15, 2013 23:41 |  #1

Most Recommended Microfiber cloth?

Just like most other things I am sure Microfiber clothes are not created equal. Which Microfiber cloth would you recommend for cleaning a lens?

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Sep 15, 2013 23:59 |  #2

I personally don't use them anymore. When you touch them they absorb oils from your fingers and then just smear oils. Now I use lenspens. Highly recommend them :).


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Sep 16, 2013 00:45 |  #3

Ratjack wrote in post #16299796 (external link)
I personally don't use them anymore. When you touch them they absorb oils from your fingers and then just smear oils. Now I use lenspens. Highly recommend them :).

Lenspens are great, however, they kind of have the same problem you mentioned: they pick up any oils/dust on the lens, and smudge them onto the lens as you keep using them. I usually change up my lenspens every so often for this reason. They're very compact and convenient, however.

If you wanted a recommendation on a good quality microfiber cloth I'd recommend the Zeiss ones on B&H: http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …es&sts=ma&Top+N​av-Search= (external link). I usually use these for my glasses rather than my lenses because of what Ratjack mentioned. IMO, if you're going to use the cloth - (1) use only one side of the cloth (e.g. the non-branded side) and when you're finished, (2) place it in a pouch/cover.

You'll probably hear recommendations on lens tissues as well - I've never used them but actually have some on order that I'll be trying in the coming weeks.




  
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Sep 16, 2013 07:46 |  #4

Hmm.. So what your saying is use the lens pen and maybe the Rocket air? No Microfiber?


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Sep 16, 2013 07:54 |  #5

I spray lens cleaning solution on a micro fiber cloth after rocket blower worked like a charm for 20 years...no smearing or loss of lens quality. Before I had a blower I used lens pen and brush on the other end.




  
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Sep 16, 2013 08:35 |  #6

I like these Mikros the best, but they are hard to find:
http://www.filmtools.c​om/filmikclot.html#rev​iews (external link)

Mine is a neutral gray, not blue as in the photo. I also use the Zeiss lens solution and the pads as shown in the compact kit above. Zeiss also makes another wet pad for glasses that I've seen some complaints about.
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=674471


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Sep 16, 2013 08:45 |  #7

3M.


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Sep 16, 2013 08:59 |  #8

I bought some Magic Fiber cloths (www.themagicfiber.com (external link)) on Amazon for my eyeglasses after reading some favorable reviews. They work better than other microfiber cloths I have tried for this purpose, but I have not tried them on a lens.


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Sep 16, 2013 13:50 as a reply to  @ Scott M's post |  #9

I've been happy with these. (external link) They're huge and appear to do a good job, though I typically use a blower/Lenspen combo for cleaning.


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Sep 16, 2013 15:32 |  #10

No microfiber cloths for me. I use a rocket blower, and then (if needed) a high end cleaner with photo tissue paper.

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Sep 16, 2013 15:46 |  #11

I've been using THESE (external link) since the early seventies and have never had any problems.


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Sep 17, 2013 00:18 |  #12

If my blower doesn't get rid of it, I use a pearstone (external link) cloth. Neutral gray and one side is rubberized. I like the texture more than my lenscoat cloth, which has since been relegated to cleaning my glasses.




  
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Sep 17, 2013 00:32 |  #13

I use Visible Dust microfiber cloths. I have several and keep one in each of my camera bags. They do a great job not retaining lint. I've got one I use as a generic one for wiping my glasses, watches, etc., and I've washed it several times so they do last long.


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Sep 18, 2013 07:58 |  #14

bpalermini wrote in post #16301562 (external link)
I've been using THESE (external link) since the early seventies and have never had any problems.

There you go...huff on the lens and wipe with t-shirt...its glass and cotton won't scratch. Best answer yet.




  
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Sep 18, 2013 08:47 |  #15

I use a micro fiber cloth regularly as well as blower and lenspen. First blower, then lenspen if needed, then mirofiber damped with a couple drops of Eclipse fluid if not clear after lenspen. I also wash my miro fiber cloths regularly to remove the dirt and oils they do pick up.


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