LENS CARE.. home remedies?

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    Before I go in all my glory and purchase this Nikon D90 and a lens. Would any one share with me home remedies for protecting this equipment from damage. I know there are tons of things to buy, but I'm going to be spending the money on the lens and body for this first purchase. Thanks ahead of time.
     
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    Go into your shop and ask for a lens cloth and a lens spray. Thats what I use. It works best.

    For home remedies, most cloths can damage your glass. I would go safe and buy something in the store.

    Dont you have an extra 5 bucks to spare from that D90 money?
     
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    Get a lens cloth, they are dirt cheap, no reason not to.
     
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    Yes, pick up a good microfiber cloth while you're buying the camera - they should have one there, and it's only like $10 or less.

    Try not to touch the glass, and if you do - fog it up with your breath then use the microfiber cloth.

    Other than that, just use a little common sense and you'll be fine.
     
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    THANKS.. Common Sense.. got it.. lol.. It seems its like taking care of a good pair of eye glasses... which being a soldier we tend to mess those up really easy, my hard case and cloth for those though do the trick.. Thanks a million...
     
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    I can't recommend a lens cloth of any kind because hard particles can become embedded in them scrtaching your lens.

    I only recommend using a blower brush, one time use lens tissue and a huff of your breath on the lens. If you have finger prints or other residue on the lens, use lens cleaner applied to a lens tissue, never directly on the lens.
     
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    Best buy didn't sell a damn lens cloth. WTF. How do you sell a camera tht can take pictures of a monkeys ass hair but no cloth.. lol.. they had a microfiber cloth used for televisions but way to big. Gona go look for a camera store.
     
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    Camera stores are your best bet, the problem with best buy is they have the bodies and lenses you want but they dont have a clue about them. Its like comparing your small local shop that knows what their doing to the chain store thats in every city in the U.S
     
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    Hey atlas... you do spend to much time up here. lol.. thanks though.. I see why too.. The D90 came with a nice cloth case to put the lens in and two nice covers for both ends.. glad the case was included. I will be keeping in touch..
     
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    Good stuff :thumbup:

    Keep that lens protected. :lol:
     
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    That's where the common sense part comes in. Don't try to clean your lens with a dirty cloth.

    The reason I don't like the single use cloths is that they are usually made of some type of paper. Paper, though it may not seem like it, is abrasive.
     
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    I guess I am old school, I just spit on them and use my tee shirt lol...really.
     

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