Cleaning a CPL filter

nhsmitty

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I bought a CPL filter last weekend and this afternoon was the first time I had a chance to check it out. So what do I do as I remove it from the camera for the first time? Drop it!!

Being a beginner I've managed to keep things clean and haven't acquired a lot of cleaning supplies.

Anyway, without thinking I attempted to clean it using the micro fiber cloth I clean my eyeglasses. Now it seems to have a smeared sheen over the filter glass.

What should use to clean this CPL filter?

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I personally use either a microfiber cloth or clean cotton t-shirts and my breath, to clean lenses or filters. I also have some lens cleaning fluid which I might use on occasion.

It's not uncommon to see some smear marks when you start cleaning. Use circular motions, working from the centre to the outer edges.
 

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Just make sure there's nothing major on the lens...if you scratch it, that ain't good. I use lens tissue and my breath.
 
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Thanks!

A NEW micro fiber cloth did the trick.

Worked pretty well on my eyeglasses also. :lmao:
 

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