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      04-05-2009, 08:38 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Best way to clean a lense.

Here's a method that's used by professionals such as National Geographic photographers.

Breath on the lense. (Make sure your mouth is clean) Use a lint free cloth or any cloth you're comfortable using on your lense and gently wipe the lense with a circular motion. It will clean the lense. I accidently lightly scratched my lense with a dust blower and it totally removed the light scratch mark while cleaning the lense itself.

I highly recommend this method for cleaning. It beats lense cleaning fluids!
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Or get a LensPen.
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Or get a LensPen.
take a lenspen with the "cleaning solution" end, put it on the back of your hand and push down and twist it a bit.
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take a lenspen with the "cleaning solution" end, put it on the back of your hand and push down and twist it a bit.
That's the carbon they use to clean the lens. It's safe to say it works better on glass than skin
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Lens pens still produces light smudge stains on the lenses. I don't think the smudge stains will effect the picture quality greatly though. Breathing on the lense and wiping the lense with a lint free cloth never produced smudge stains when I clean my lenses.
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