Tips & Tricks For Cleaning Up Lenses

nTo

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Dear M4/3 Comrades.... :)

I'm totally new to photography, so even for that fundamental thing i do need guidance from you guys....

Is it actually safe to splash & rub our m4/3 lenses with lens cleaner liquid and cloth?

Does the same cloth used for cleaning eye glasses can be used?

Kindly, it would be nice if you would share how you take care your lenses....

Thanx so much guys!
 

OzRay

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Microfibre cloth is the best for lens cleaning, often just a light breath and a light wipe is all that's necessary. Be mindfull though that the best way to use the cloth is to wipe radially, that is, wipe from the centre of the lens to the outside. The reason for this is that if you do manage to scratch the lens while cleaning, or wear the surface through time, radial marks are much less likely to imapct of the quality than are circumferential marks.

I never use cleaning fluids, as you really don't know what each one contains and some do nothing more than leave ugly films. Lens repairers often use a pure isopropyl alcohol compound, but this can be impossible to find for every day pundits. That's mainly why I use B&W MRC filters on all of my lenses, if things get dirty, they are easy to clean, and replace if necessary.

Cheers

Ray
 
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