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Jul 20, 2015 09:44:19   #
adamsg
 
Does anyone have a suggestion for a safe, compact and effective lens cleaner I can put in my camera backpack?

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Jul 20, 2015 09:51:52   #
donrent
 
For real dirty lens: Zeiss wipes....
for normal wiping , use a lens cloth....

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Jul 20, 2015 09:53:00   #
Bob Yankle
 
adamsg wrote:
Does anyone have a suggestion for a safe, compact and effective lens cleaner I can put in my camera backpack?
Zeiss Lens Cleaning Wipes, you can buy them at the Walmart Optical Department, 100 wipes comes in packets of 2 to a packet, lies flat in a camera bag, costs somewhere around $3.99 per box. I've been using them for 3 years now.

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Jul 20, 2015 09:55:51   #
Mac (a regular here)
 
adamsg wrote:
Does anyone have a suggestion for a safe, compact and effective lens cleaner I can put in my camera backpack?


I put together a little kit of a squeeze blower, microfiber cloth, anti-static brush and a couple of Zeiss lens wipes. Just my opinion---use the lens wipes (or a liquid cleaner) only as a last resort.

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Jul 20, 2015 10:16:10   #
rjrbigdog
 
Have not used them yet. Really bought them for my eyeglasses as I always buy Zeiss wipes. Never used either on camera lens



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Jul 20, 2015 10:27:28   #
latebloomer
 
Bob Yankle wrote:
Zeiss Lens Cleaning Wipes, you can buy them at the Walmart Optical Department, 100 wipes comes in packets of 2 to a packet, lies flat in a camera bag, costs somewhere around $3.99 per box. I've been using them for 3 years now.


If you have a Sam's club you can buy Zeiss Lens Wipes, 200 in a box, for around $10.00. You can also get a large bottle (8oz) of Zeiss Lens Fluid with a small spray bottle for a low price.

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Jul 20, 2015 10:31:29   #
flyguy
 
It's always a good practice to use a blower first to remove any loose grit before using the lens wipe; otherwise one risks scratching the coating on the lens.

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Jul 20, 2015 10:44:23   #
John_F (a regular here)
 
I keep a clear glass filter on to keep the lens clean. The filter is easier and safer to clean. My cleaning cloths are extremely, many washed chunks of baby diapers or flannel pajamas. If its soft enough for a babys ass its soft enough for glass.

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Jul 20, 2015 10:46:23   #
boberic (a regular here)
 
donrent wrote:
For real dirty lens: Zeiss wipes....
for normal wiping , use a lens cloth....


agree

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Jul 20, 2015 10:48:08   #
Karl Shuffler
 
Dirty lens? Never allow them to get dirty, however, they do get dusty. Use of microfiber towels, and plain water (damp). Only once, having a Minolta 50/1.4 lens, original owner, bought early 70's, began having fungus. I disassemble to clean completely and as of today like new. Many sizes to choose from as well as colors. They are washable, (seperately ), and lint free. Most I have, been purchased at Walmart or Target. Since this is your question, you can also find a assortment at this site: www.microfiberwholesale.com/microfiber-towels/

Never bought here, but does look like one of interest.

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Jul 20, 2015 12:01:46   #
DaveO (a regular here)
 
Mac wrote:
I put together a little kit of a squeeze blower, microfiber cloth, anti-static brush and a couple of Zeiss lens wipes. Just my opinion---use the lens wipes (or a liquid cleaner) only as a last resort.


Yes. :thumbup:

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Jul 20, 2015 12:11:21   #
warrior
 
rjrbigdog wrote:
Have not used them yet. Really bought them for my eyeglasses as I always buy Zeiss wipes. Never used either on camera lens


6 X 5 that size could be for larger items :)

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Jul 20, 2015 13:22:42   #
ukbanko
 
Been using Zeiss wipes on both lenses and Swarovski binoculars for ages, just remember to be gentle and use a lens brush first.

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Jul 21, 2015 05:36:37   #
megharupa8
 
adamsg wrote:
Does anyone have a suggestion for a safe, compact and effective lens cleaner I can put in my camera backpack?


Nikon Lens Pen

B&H
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/546023-REG/Nikon_8228_Lens_Pen_Pro_Kit.html

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Jul 21, 2015 06:31:09   #
Psergel
 
Bob Yankle wrote:
Zeiss Lens Cleaning Wipes, you can buy them at the Walmart Optical Department, 100 wipes comes in packets of 2 to a packet, lies flat in a camera bag, costs somewhere around $3.99 per box. I've been using them for 3 years now.


:thumbup: :thumbup:

I would add;
-The Zeiss wipes are wetter than most. I always use a microfiber cloth immediately following the wipe to help the lens dry evenly.
-Do NOT attempt to use the Zeiss wipes on a hot lens (been outside in the sun), it will dry too quickly and leave very tenacious spots.

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