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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Mori55, May 15, 2014.

  1. Mori55

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    Lens cleaner , what do you guys use ?
     
  2. Ozzyguy

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    I have glasses and several cameras including a DSLR with three different lenses. I use demineralised water in a spray pack with a small amount of vinegar added. Also Have dedicated lens cloths for each one that i put in the washing with the clothes periodically.
    Steer clear of using paper lens cloths on plastic or polycarbonate lenses.
    Go to an optometrist to by mircofibre lens cloths. You can buy them at specialty camera stores but generally will pay more there.
    You can also buy pretreated paper ones and these are the best paper ones as they are quite a bit softer than dry paper ones.(soaking in the sealed package softens them nicely).
    These work great and are a convenient option for infrequent use. The best ones can be purchased from industrial safety stores but some can leave a foggy residue requiring a buff with a lens cloth anyway.
     
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    1. Air blower
    2. Lens brush
    3. Lens pen
    4. Lens paper

    in that order
     
  4. Ozzyguy

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    Aha i knew i forgot something .The lens pen is an invaluable piece of kit that consists of a brush one end and a rubber buffing pad at the other.
    https://www.lenspen.com
    For anything other that my SLR lenses i don't worry about using a dust puffer just a quick blow from my mouth at a distance far enough away to not cause condensation. Although i live in the tropics and this is not such an issue(those of you who live in colder climates would benefit from using the puffer.)
    http://gizmodo.com/5892099/add-the-giot ... by-the-tsa
     
  5. Mori55

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    Thanks guys !
     
  6. Ozzyguy

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    CAUTION always check your lens cloth for dirt(I always flick mine against my hand to dislodge dirt/dust.
    Also make sure the rubber pad of the lens pen is clear of foreign material and there is nothing left on your lens before using it.
    If your lens cloth looks a bit iffy replace it. They are cheaper than new lenses.