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    Re: Best/favorite lens cleaners?

    ROR lens cleaner and cotton balls works well.

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    Re: Best/favorite lens cleaners?

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaTerry View Post
    Excuse me?? Would not charcoal scratch a lens or coating??
    Activated charcoal is an extremely finely ground powder, and no, it never scratches. If you happen to breath hard on it, it will be blown away. The applier may scratch that is why I use only top quality cotton swabs. By the way, take a look at any Lens tissue under a microscope and you wil throw away any you might have and never buy any more.

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    Re: Best/favorite lens cleaners?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Noel View Post
    Activated charcoal is an extremely finely ground powder, and no, it never scratches. If you happen to breathe hard on it, it will be blown away. The applier may scratch that is why I use only top quality cotton swabs. By the way, take a look at any Lens tissue under a microscope and you will throw away any you might have and never buy any more.
    Thank you for explaining activated charcoal to me.



    You are right about lens tissue. Most people don't know how to properly use it, they tend to use the flat surface of the tissue on the surface of a lens. Not good.

    One does not use the tissue as-is. The trick is to roll it up then tear the roll. Only then use the fuzzy ends on a lens like one might use a lens pen.

    I simply carry a "travel size" package of cotton swabs.

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    Re: Best/favorite lens cleaners?

    That is the right way to use lens tissue, assuming you wet the torn end, but it has been supplanted by better materials.
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    Re: Best/favorite lens cleaners?

    I really resist any urge to clean the glass surfaces of my lenses. As a general rule about the only thing I'll do to clean an optic is try to *lightly* brush off particles of grit. The rest doesn't really matter photographically.

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    Re: Best/favorite lens cleaners?

    rocket blower
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    Re: Best/favorite lens cleaners?

    for glass of lens clean, I learned from a repair man, 1 part pure alcohol and 3 parts of pure ether plus cotton swab. work very well.

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