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Old Nov 9, 2004, 8:51 AM   #1
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Just touched the lens by mistake ... what is the best way to clean it ... I am getting a filter ASAP.

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Old Nov 9, 2004, 9:06 AM   #2
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I find the best way is to purchase Kodac brand lens cleaning kit. Use a little (very little) cleaning fluid and a disposable lens cleaning paper. Do a final wipe with a dry paper. For dust and lint, I use a camel-hair artists' paintbrush.
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dont buy a cheap cleaning kit, buy a name brand like kodak
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Old Nov 9, 2004, 4:32 PM   #4
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A Brillo pad, soaked in warm water to make a little sudzy. Scrub birskly but not too, too hard or you may damage the lens.
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Old Nov 9, 2004, 6:34 PM   #5
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Nick,

For quick cleaning I use a cleaning pen. One end is a brush, and the other end is some sort of carbon cleaning pad. It works realy good.

And if that don't work then I move to the brillo pad approach.

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Old Nov 9, 2004, 7:05 PM   #6
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"A Brillo pad, soaked in warm water to make a little sudzy. Scrub birskly but not too, too hard or you may damage the lens."

I'll assume you meant that as a joke, surely everybody knows that an orbital sander is muchfaster and does a lovely job of getting that nasty convex bulge nice and flat :-)
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Just get a high quality lens cloth - Pentax do them and so do Leica. I did the same and was close to the Leica camera store and so I asked them - their opinion just use a high quality lens cloth and a little breath. No liquids or cleaning kits. they didn;t have any Leica branded cloths so sold me a pentax branded one. It works a treat.

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Old Nov 9, 2004, 11:39 PM   #8
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phaedra1106 wrote:
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Nick,

"A Brillo pad, soaked in warm water to make a little sudzy. Scrub birskly but not too, too hard or you may damage the lens."

I'll assume you meant that as a joke, surely everybody knows that an orbital sander is muchfaster and does a lovely job of getting that nasty convex bulge nice and flat :-)
I used a grinding wheel and made mine concave. Now I can focus to within 1/1000th of an inch. You can actually see the cells in my macro shots.:G
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Old Nov 10, 2004, 11:39 AM   #9
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I tried the brillowpad and it got worse. I am a newbie and thought that advice was serious ...any suggestions on what to do now?
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Get the rag you use to clean the dip-stick when you check the motor oil for your car, dip it in a little Murphy's oil. If that doesnt work, Phaedra1106 suggestion of an orbital sander sounds good. :blah:
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