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Cleaning a lens - help please?

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Eclipse, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. Eclipse

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    countrygal

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    OK - so i should have bought a UV filter and covered my lens from day one. Mea culpa. But it seemed weird to pay so much money for good glass and then cover it - until yesterday when my horse proceeded to schpittt gobs of saliva and half chewed hay in my direction while I was taking his picture.

    Obviously I carefully wiped the lens and camera (after scraping the stuff out of my own eyes, face, hair and clothes) but I need to do a more thorough cleaning. What's the best way?

    Oh - and I went out and bought a UV filter to put on and protect the lens once I get it clean. Help, please?:(
     
  2. gha Photographic

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    try a lens cleaning kit. some come with special cleaners and solution. really depends on how 'dirty' it is I guess.
     
  3. Eclipse

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    Think 'green goobers of slop' A big one.
     
  4. essenmeinstuff

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    damp cloth, then lens cleaning stuff
     
  5. nb132

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    then return your uv filter
     
  6. danny

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    when i got my 70-200 L at vistek they told me no to bother with filter unless i bought the most high end one because most cheaper filters affect the AF to some effect.
     
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    i don't know about AF....but it will impact IQ no doubt about it.
     
  8. Arod

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    IQ for sure, I found with a middle of the road UV there was IQ issues and even some ghosting.

    I will never use a UV again.
     

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