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Old June 20th, 2010, 04:05 PM   #1
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Lens cleaner to clean the lens

I own a NX5U camcorder and I love it but I notice some little spots on the lens when im shooting outdoors. Where can I get a good lens cleaner to wipe the little dots off? Thanks.
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Old June 20th, 2010, 07:51 PM   #2
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I breathe softly on the lens to let a layer of condensation form, then wipe it off before it evaporates.
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Old June 20th, 2010, 08:20 PM   #3
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I'm not an expert but chose Zeiss's cleaning kit from BH.
Zeiss - Lens Cleaning Kit - 1216-071 - B&H Photo Video

figured if they made it, it's probably good enough for their lenses and therefore the lenses us mortals can afford too!
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Old June 21st, 2010, 02:20 AM   #4
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Get yourself a micro-fibre cloth from an optician's. Only touch one side of the cloth and wash it after use. Hang to dry in a quiet room. Multi-coatings on lenses are pretty tough these days so you'd have to go out of your way to cause damage when you clean them, but even so, take good care and all will be well.
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Old June 21st, 2010, 02:54 PM   #5
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Tapeworks sells a Lens Cleaner Kit which inludes Rosco Lens Cleaner - 2 oz bottle with the Rosco Lens Tissue - Professionally sized 4" x 6" sheets in a booklet pack of 100 sheets. Highly safe, gentle and soft for precision optical surfaces on professional equipment.
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Old June 21st, 2010, 07:09 PM   #6
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Thanks guys I appreciate it. I bought one at Best Buy and it worked perfect for me. No scratches or anything and cleaned the lens off I also bought a sun peak UV Protection filter for it so now im good to go. I should of bought it in the beginning but never thought about it. Thanks for the reply guys.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 02:28 AM   #7
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A sun peak UV Protection filter? That doesn't sound like a top-notch piece of glass if you ask me Eddie. Is it super multi-coated? Let's look at this - if Sony thought that adding another element to the line-up of 16 that are already there was a good idea, wouldn't they have included it?

By all means protect your front element if you're filming sea urchins on blustery days, but at all other times leave it off. When you're shooting at a focal length as tiny as 4.1mm any extra glass will add flare and reduce your hood's effectiveness. Your G lens's multi-coating is tough enough to be cleaned weekly.

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