Best way to clean a photo filter?

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  1. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    Ok, i've tried lens cloths and the ol' fog the the lens with (stale beer) breath trick, but there seems to be a small amount of oiliness on my uv filter that won't go away. I doubt its enough to effect image quality, but i would still like to get it squeaky clean.

    Can I use something like glass cleaner on the filter without degrading it?
     
  2. pomme

    pomme TPF Noob!

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    I use spectacle cleaner on my filters. Works like a treat. :D As it's for any type of optical glass it leaves it crystal clear.
     
  3. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    That works very well. I use Eclipse fluid now. Less residue.
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There is a lens cleaner made by Zeiss, primarily for their line of binoculars. But it works wonderful on any fine piece of glass, lens or filter.

    Search through Google.com (bottom page here) the phrase "Zeiss Cleaning" (including the quotaion marks) and you'll get results.

    I have used it and it works!!!
     
  5. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    ta, fellows! very helpful! :D
     
  6. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    I use Zeiss, I picked it up when I went to the optometrist :lol:
     
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    AIRIC TPF Noob!

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    I just threw out two b+w filters on this flight. The engines on these old aircraft naturally throw out oil and seeing most of my photo ops were in front I paid the price. Working around vintage aircraft I'm always tossing filters from oil spots. I always keep at least two extra in my bag.

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    Eric
     
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    Sash[DSL] TPF Noob!

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    the top picture is definitely worth a thrown out filter ;)
     
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    Harpper TPF Noob!

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    I also use Eclipse because it does seem to leave less residue. Before using Eclipse I used regular camera lense cleaing solution but it only smear my filters even more. So far Eclipse leaves the least residue.
     

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