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View Poll Results: how do you clean your lenses?
lens tissue only 23 5.96%
lens tissue and lens cleaner (liquid) 76 19.69%
lens brush and/or air 58 15.03%
microfiber or similiar "new fangled" cloth 121 31.35%
whatever shirt you happen to have on 71 18.39%
i don't clean my lenses 37 9.59%
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Old 08-18-2016   #121
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Blow of what will come off, try a brush, resort to lens cleaner.

I take great pains to use caps and not clean them
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Old 08-18-2016   #122
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Machine wash warm; tumble dry low.

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Old 09-08-2016   #123
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Machine wash warm; tumble dry low.

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And of course you put some Downy on it right?
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Old 09-10-2016   #124
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Machine wash warm; tumble dry low.

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This is MY preferred method for cleaning ALL expensive lenses.
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Old 09-13-2016   #125
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And of course you put some Downy on it right?
Only when I want a soft focus effect.

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Old 09-13-2016   #126
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Easy, heres all you need to know
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Old 09-30-2016   #128
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Anti-reflection coating (mostly magnesium fluoride) is extra hard. It is never scratched by papers; what scratches the coating is dirt and similar particles.

What i use is glass cleaner (like Windex) and soft toilet paper (which is a cheap substitute for tissue).

I blow the lens with a big blower thingy; then i apply glass cleaner to a bit of toilet paper, clean from the center to the outside and then i wipe off the residue with a bit of fresh paper.

Works every time perfectly without scratches or residue.
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Old 10-08-2016   #129
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all my lenses have filters on them from new (or new to me) so never really clean the lens only the filter which is normally the corner of my tshirt/shirt/jumper etc.
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all my lenses have filters on them from new (or new to me) so never really clean the lens only the filter which is normally the corner of my tshirt/shirt/jumper etc.
This, for the most part. I use one of those retractable brushes for lenses that don't have a clear filter. Keeping the hood on all of the time has kept fingerprints at bay, so it's just managing dust for the most part.
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Old 10-22-2016   #131
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usually my cotton t shirt

Hmmm. You are doing it properly, by running 5 miles while wearing the t-shirt and then cleaning the lens with it, yes?
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Hmmm. You are doing it properly, by running 5 miles while wearing the t-shirt and then cleaning the lens with it, yes?
It will give special bokeh effect . You may name it "Sumo".
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Hmmm. You are doing it properly, by running 5 miles while wearing the t-shirt and then cleaning the lens with it, yes?
Too much salt in the sweat, could lead to flaring.

Stick to tshirt plus distilled virgin tears.
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Too much salt in the sweat, could lead to flaring.

Stick to tshirt plus distilled virgin tears.

Got a link for them tears? My old vendor went out of business.
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I wonder why so far no one said I hoover/vacuum them. I can't believe that Im the only one who does that?
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I just lick it and a little 300 grit sandpaper and she's good to go.
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Do you mean like the small disposable Pre-Moistened "cloths" used for eye glasses? I have used those in the past and they worked very well.
It seems like Zeiss changed something when I bought the last box of them.
They were quite dry and ineffective compared to before.
Hi Andy,
Yes, they are dry now, so I use some lens cleaning liquid for a few drops.
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I wonder why so far no one said I hoover/vacuum them. I can't believe that Im the only one who does that?
If one were particularly anankastic, then I'd recommend they should clean their (Summi)Lux with a
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