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  1. Mr.Bluesky

    Mr.Bluesky TPF Noob!

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    What kind of lens cleaner do you guys use? does it even mater what kind? and what should i use to clean the lcd?
     
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    Microfiber cloth only!
     
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    only cloth, nothing else, no liquid anything?
     
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    I usually just use a cloth. If it really needs it I use a solution called Formula MC that came with a cleaning kit I got from Copper Hill Images.

    LCD? I don't use mine (it doesn't work), so I rarely clean it. The micro fiber cloth should do fine on it though.
     
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    is that good for taking of a finger print?
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Yeah, but the cloth by itself would probably work just as good for a fingerprint or two.

    I find that I only need to use liquids when it is REALLY dirty (imagine a 5 year old kid playing with it with grubby hands).
     
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    I simply use the microfiber cloth and a little breath. No chemicals. Too many coatings on these lenses and filters to worry about.
     
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    The LCD?... haa... just but a screen protector witch costs around 5-10$ and you can wipe it with anything :))
    But still with out any protection you can wipe it with a soft cloth :)

    The lens, well definitly use a microfiber and maybe use a solution. I have a cleaning kit from giottos and i have a microfiber cloth, a solution, a brush, a blower and a some "sticks" i don;t know how are called which are use for cleaning the image processor in case you have some dust which you can;t remove it with a blower.
    For the lens to be sure you can use an UV filter. so you clean the lens and the filter very goodn, then put the filter, and then you won;t need to remove the filter pretty often so every time it get's dirty you wipe the filter and not the lens :)
     
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    I meant when it comes to what you use to wipe...microfiber only!
     
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    Like the others mentioned, all you really need is a microfiber cloth. Just breathe on it and wipe clean.

    For stubborn smudges I have some type of lens cleaning solution, but it tends to leave a residue that I have to breathe on and wipe off anyway. I usually don't have smudges though, it's flecks of things that appear on the lens. My Giottos rocket air blower handles those quite well.
     
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    I used one of these today for the first time. Best thing I have ever used. Gets right into the joint between the glass and the lens casing then use the brush with a gentle blow to remove the dust.
     

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