how do you clean your lenses? what equipment?
i have smears/streaks on most of the front glass elements. finger prints, or a few water drops that i tried to smear off with my fingers and made worse and or greasy fingers touching it on accident, used a shirt once and q-tips lightly with light water on it. i want to see if there is anything wrong with my lenses (scratches) how do you know if you have a scratch on the front glass element once its clean and how do you see hair line scratches? (hoping i don't have any).
what do yall reccomend for cleaning the element of smudges, smears, dust?
PS: i had done all that "noob" cleaning back in the day and haven't cleaned it since i came on this forum and found out most of the things i did wasnt good for the lens so ive been very scared, especially for my more expensive glass. i would just like to be able to sleep at night knowing its not to late for me lol.
thanks in advance