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    Purosol Lens Cleaner

    I recently came across Purosol lens cleaner on Edmund Optics site. It's also at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Purosol-Natura...ywords=purosol

    I ordered some to give it a try. Normally, I use ROR.

    In addition I picked up some cleaning cloths: http://www.amazon.com/MagicFiber%C2%...FJXTQ13TKC5MWE

    I avoid cleaning lenses, unless they are really dirty. I have a few lenses that have been sitting for years, though, and they needed a good cleaning, as I'm almost ready to install my 8x10 portrait camera in my studio.

    I used the following method:
    1) I used a foot operated air pump to blow off dust,
    2) I used a soft brush to get rid any stubborn dust,
    3) I used Purosol on a scanner wipe to apply the cleaner to the glass, turning the wipe so that one area wasn't dragged all over the lens.
    4) I used the micro fiber cloth to finish the cleaning.

    This procedure worked very well. I prefer the Purosol to any other cleaner that I've used.
    May tomorrow be a better day.

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    Re: Purosol Lens Cleaner

    I use Purosol, too. It is expensive, but lasts forever (for me).

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    Re: Purosol Lens Cleaner

    I hadn't used lens cleaner in quite some time, and a while back I needed some but didn't have any, so I googled looking for a home-made recipe. I mixed some up and it worked very well:

    60 ml distilled water
    1.5 ml Dawn dish detergent
    9 ml 70% Isaprople alcahol
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/52893762/bigger4b.jpg

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    Re: Purosol Lens Cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    60 ml distilled water
    1.5 ml Dawn dish detergent
    9 ml 70% Isaprople alcahol
    What? No fabric softener?

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    Re: Purosol Lens Cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    What? No fabric softener?
    Maybe he doesn't use net stockings as a diffusion technique.
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    Re: Purosol Lens Cleaner

    Alcohol can be a big no-no. It dissolves shellac. Many older lenses were shellac rather than UV-glue cemented.

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