are Matin lens tissues safe?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by colbycheese, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. colbycheese

    colbycheese Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 1, 2012
    Way up there.
    I bought some lens tissues for cleaning. The only brand they have is matin. Is this a good brand? Will it scratch my lenses? I have used them about 3 times now. Are my lenses ok?
     
  2. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 21, 2011
    London, England
    I originally read the thread title as "are Martian lens tissues safe?", which would give an entirely new meaning to the word "astrophotography"...
     
  3. heedpantsnow

    heedpantsnow Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 24, 2011
    I don't have their tissues. But I have other stuff from them. They are a cheap Chinese company that makes cheap (price and quality) stuff. So, I'm not sure I would be rubbing something they made all over my bare lens. Just my $.02.
     
  4. colbycheese

    colbycheese Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 1, 2012
    Way up there.
    so i probably wrecked it. Oh great
     
  5. yakky

    yakky Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 1, 2013
    Even cheap lens tissues should be ok. Its all about technique. Leave a grit of sand on the lens and even the most expensive tissue won't help if you dry rub it across the glass.