Best way to get diet coke off your lens? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Open DV Discussion
For topics which don't fit into any of the other categories.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 22nd, 2007, 10:10 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Asheville NC
Posts: 426
Best way to get diet coke off your lens?

What's the best way to get diet coke off a camera lens, both coke that's wet and dried on? Thanks.
Matt Buys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 22nd, 2007, 10:24 PM   #2
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: DFW area, TX
Posts: 6,108
Images: 1
The good news is that diet coke won't get all sticky like normal sugar would. If the coke is on the lens element, use a soft cloth, dampened with warm water. I'd say the same holds for the lens barrel as well.

-gb-
Greg Boston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 22nd, 2007, 10:28 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Asheville NC
Posts: 426
Greg, I didn't realize sugar would make a difference. I should have added there's also a little ginger ale and maybe pepsi on the lens too. Does sugar damage the lens? It's not the end of the world. Just the wide-angle adaptor to my HV20 which was already scratched. Still, don't want to make it worse than it is. Does the warm cloth with water still hold if sugar is involved?
Matt Buys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 22nd, 2007, 11:06 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 773
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt Buys View Post
Greg, I didn't realize sugar would make a difference. I should have added there's also a little ginger ale and maybe pepsi on the lens too. Does sugar damage the lens? It's not the end of the world. Just the wide-angle adaptor to my HV20 which was already scratched. Still, don't want to make it worse than it is. Does the warm cloth with water still hold if sugar is involved?
Just out of curiosity, were you also at EepyBird's presentation at the Maker Faire?

I luckily didn't get splashed, but that's why I put a $20 UV filter on my HV20 - not to get a better picture, but mostly to protect the lens.
Brian Boyko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 22nd, 2007, 11:35 PM   #5
Trustee
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 1,585
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Boyko View Post
Just out of curiosity, were you also at EepyBird's presentation at the Maker Faire?
Not that I know what an EepyBird is, but I gotta say, I'm really curious how you could get Diet Coke, Ginger Ale, and Pepsi on a camera all at the same time...

Hope you get it all off okay with no damage.
__________________
.
http://www.nosmallroles.com
Vito DeFilippo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 23rd, 2007, 12:44 AM   #6
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posts: 8,308
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt Buys View Post
What's the best way to get diet coke off a camera lens, both coke that's wet and dried on? Thanks.
The safest way to get it off without scratching anything is to lick it off.
Your tongue is as non-abrasive as it gets.
Plus... yum!
__________________
Need to rent camera gear in Vancouver BC?
Check me out at camerarentalsvancouver.com
Dylan Couper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 23rd, 2007, 09:02 AM   #7
Major Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Asheville NC
Posts: 426
Thanks for the tongue idea, I'll try it. I'm a big fan of eepybird. But the soft drinks on the lens are from something a little less exciting. We had several cases of leftovers from a party at our house (tax dollars at work). We don't let our kids drink much soda so they asked if they could have some batting practice with them and they would shake them up and bam . . . so I started filming. Have to admit I took a few swings too. We're going to have a neighborhood short called the Coke vs Diet Coke challenge.
Matt Buys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 23rd, 2007, 12:38 PM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 423
Best of luck with the lens... I hope it cleans up well.

And you've GOTTA post at least a few minutes of the highlights! Come on!

Kevin
__________________
"... the drama is on your doorstep..." - John Grierson
www.grvideo.net
Kevin Randolph is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:01 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network