question on cleaning my lens

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  1. zeppman

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    Hey everyone,

    I have a water mark on my lens. Using a micro cloth did not remove it (I did not want to push to hard on the glass). Can I use a cleaning solution that I use on my sun glasses? The cleaner says safe to use on all lenses...

    Thanks.
     
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    Sure, all lenses except your camera lenses. Camera lenses have special coatings that your eyeglasses cleaner is more than likely not designed for. Go to your local camera store and pick-up some of the good stuff, and some Tiffen lintless cloths while you're at it.
     
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    Be a man... Use Brillo! :lol:
     
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    AFTER brushing and blowing off any dust or other hard debris, just use your breath, a clean t-shirt and wipe gently.

    If you do use a lens cleaning solution DON'T squirt it directly on your lens. Dampen part of your cleaning cloth with the solution.

    Get one of these blower/brushes, if you don't already have one. Another good source for natural bristle brushes for all your photography glass (camera and lenses) is the cosmetics counter at a department store.

    I recommend disposable lens tissue over any kind of cloth. Cloth can retain hard debris and later scratch the lens coating, or worse.
     

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