Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums >

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 26, 2006, 8:12 PM   #1
trout21's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 37

I noticed today that there isa finger print on the lens of my camera.

I am told that finger prints can damage a camera's lens coating. The lens is a Canon EF 17-40mm L USM.

1. How do I determine if the coating has been damaged?

2. If it has been damaged, how do I fix it?

3. What is the best way to clean this lens?

Thanks you.
trout21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Dec 28, 2006, 2:01 AM   #2
Senior Member
VTphotog's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Extreme Northeastern Vermont, USA
Posts: 4,309

I would not expect fingerprints to permanently damage a quality lens.

Try breathing on lens to fog the surface and then wipe with a soft, absorbent cloth. If the oils from the fingerprint don't come off completely, use a good quality lens cleaning solution.

VTphotog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2006, 6:12 AM   #3
Senior Member
amazingthailand's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 851

Agreed. A fingerprint shound not damage the lens coating. And if it did, there is basically nothing you can do about it.
amazingthailand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2006, 8:57 AM   #4
Posts: n/a

Hot breath & a microfiber cloth should do it......
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:46 PM.