fingerprint on my lens

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  1. ashleigh3584

    ashleigh3584 TPF Noob!

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    so i seem to have gotten a nasty fingerprint on my lens..what is the best way to get rid of it?
     
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    a wee bit of alcohol and a microfibre cloth.
     
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    haaaugggghhhh on the glass and clear with a micro-fibre cloth.
     
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    just breath on it and clean it with a microfiber or with a lens tissue.
     
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    Just be sure to blow-off any dust or dirt before wiping with a clean microfiber clothe or lens tissue. A bulb blower or lens brush can help with real stubborn stuff. Than use some cleaning fluid, which is watered down alcohol, or just plain alcohol. I prefer lens tissue over microfiber, because unless you are careful to clean them often, they can retain dirt and grit within the fiber. The tissue is use-once-and-throw-away. Like $1.00 for a pack of 50.
     
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    No matter what you're going to do, use a brush first. I feel safer with a brush than with just a blower.

    After brushing, if I'm in the field I'll use a lenspen and if I'm at home I use a lens cleaner and microfibre cloth.
     
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    Great! thanks so much!
     
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    that made me laugh. good job spelling that out. lol.
     
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    I just use my shirt dry. Come on people, glass is more durable than you think. Microfiber is for car finishes, which are actually less durable than what most people think.
     
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    A shirt?! Micro-fiber cloths lift dirt, dust, and skin oils from your lens plus they are lint free. The same can't be said for you shirt that is more than likely covered in oil and dirt. I good cloth runs you $5. Take care of your equipment and your equipment will take care of you!
     
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    Hork a loogy on it and put it in the dishwasher! Your shirt... Oh boy...

    -S
     
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    yeah i smudged up my lens today by accident and i used lcd screen cleaner and a towel only cause i didnt have a microfiber cloth. i need one badly cause i don't want ot mess up my lens and i ahave these streaks on the lens not noticable in my pics but i know ther are there and i want to get rid of them.
     

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