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Old 07-14-2007, 12:06 AM
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Lens cleaning liquid

Hey guys ! Just came back from a beach photo taking ... as i get near to the waves to capture the water .. it splashes to my camera =.=" Lucky i got filter haha .. but my filter is ... "dirty" now .. i only got the special cloth ... but it's not enough to clean the "stains" .. do u guys use any liquid to spray on it then only wipe ?
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:33 AM
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Why not you check out these guides:
http://shashinki.com/review/resource...lens/index.htm
http://www.camerahobby.com/Access-Filters.htm

I bought the Formula MC yesterday. Have not tried it yet since the microfiber cloth is doing such a great job cleaning the filter.

Read the letters-from-readers section in the CameraHobby site. One guy recommended using 'hypoallergenic, alcohol-free baby wipes'. Another suggested 'simple liquid hand/dish soap, or a bar soap spread into one's fingers'.

I've tried using diluted Glo dish wash liquid on my Hoya HMC filter once. The filter looked spotless, the stains are only visible when I breathe onto the filter to check. The coating seems OK to me. But I don't think Hoya recommends this method.

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Old 07-14-2007, 10:47 AM
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With filters, I just use hand soap and wash it under running water.
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:19 PM
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Can I use ECLIPSE to clean the lens, instead?

ECLIPSE is refined methanol.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:42 AM
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I use Eclipse too.

I have no problem cleaning my B&W, even soap and water is fine, comes spotless.

But the HOYA multi-coat are a pain the ass to clean, really hard to get fingerprints off.
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