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Old August 16th, 2008, 03:05 AM   #1
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Correct way for Lens Cleaning

Hi folks, I always wondered if I'm doing the right thing in lens cleaning. Here is a youtube video I found. I heard that we should clean from the center of the lens to the edges? OR it is ok to go from edge to edge?

Another thing is; Lint free paper is better of cleaning cloth? I so worried about scratching the lens! OH yes, I do use a UV filter but sometimes dust do get in.

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Old August 16th, 2008, 09:14 AM   #2
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Pretty good video for proceedure. I have started using microclean cloths instead of lens paper and I am pretty happy with the results.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 10:33 AM   #3
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Meh. My procedure is roughly the same. Use air first, then the brush. I never use a dry tissue (not that it should matter, but I don't see the point if you've already done the brush.) Wet the tissue, not the lens, wipe in a circular motion from the center out. So I was taught by Canon Rep and Minolt Rep many many moons ago grasshopper.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 11:01 AM   #4
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Use steel wool cleaning pads with powdered chlorine soap. Rub hard! (chuckle...)

I like the soft cleaning cloths that are used for eyeglasses.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 12:57 PM   #5
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I spit on the lens, then scrub it with the corner of my t-shirt.

I see the error of my ways now though.

I'll start spitting on the corner of my shirt first... wet the cloth, not the lens.
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Old August 17th, 2008, 01:12 AM   #6
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I spit on the lens, then scrub it with the corner of my t-shirt.

I see the error of my ways now though.

I'll start spitting on the corner of my shirt first... wet the cloth, not the lens.
LOL!

That explains a lot about the 14X I bought from you. ;)
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Old August 18th, 2008, 10:07 AM   #7
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Hah hah thks for the "sharing" folks! Now where is that steel scrub..
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