Screen Cleaners for lens?

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  1. cfaulds

    cfaulds TPF Noob!

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    I have some wipes (a bit like 'wet wipes' to clean your hands with) which are for computer screens and such. I was wondering if I could use these on my lens?

    I'm going to Namibia tomorrow for 2 weeks and its very dusty there! - An absolute nightmare for changing lens!

    So I've packed a serial cleaning kit including items such as the lens pen, air blower, lens cloth, wipes.. and a few more bits and bobs.

    But I just wanted to make sure that the Screen Cleaner Wipes would be OK to use on my lens?


    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. vtf

    vtf No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I would find a cleaner specifically for lens. Better safe then sorry.
     
  3. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Agree with this. Lens coatings are very resilient, but I wouldn't take the chance.
     

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