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Old Jul 17, 2006, 7:20 PM   #1
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I've noticed that my circular polarizer has a foggy substance on it. I'm not sure if it is on the outside (front) part of the polarizer or if it is between the front part of the polarizer and the part that screws into the camera (once screwed in, the filter can be rotated independently for adjustment).

This shouldn't be there, correct?

Would it hurt to try to wipe it away? Does the polarizing filter have coatings on it that I'll remove if I try to clean it?

The filter is brand new and I noticed this soon after I bought it but haven't had time to do anything about it until now.
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Old Jul 17, 2006, 8:13 PM   #2
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You can use lens cleaning fluid and wipes to clean it.However, I currently use microfiber cloths I get real cheap in bulk from Sams Club (any microfiber cloths will do) ... moisten the filter with your breath and gently wipe with the microfiber cloth somewhat like you clean your sunglasses. Been around lens and filters for almost 50 years and have not hurt one yet!
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