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Lens tissues

Anyone point me in the direction of alcohol free lens wipes? Preferably that i can get in the high St.
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Re: Lens tissues

Dave - Just stop sniffing them - addiction is an awful thing
Anyhow, what's your take on Microfiber Cloth (I would put in a Smiley here but Smile System is down)...
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Re: Lens tissues

No idea what application you have in mind, but for anyone wishing to clean a lens I would recommend the following:
http://www.wexphotographic.com/pec-p...heets-1001963/
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http://www.wexphotographic.com/eclip...-59ml-1001956/

Edit: You made the application clear in the title, sorry about that. Anyway isopropyl alcohol is recommended together with PecPads.
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Re: Lens tissues

Hi Dave.

If you want something available on the High Street try these from Lidl.



Personally I prefer to use a micro fibre cloth or a Lenspen with a micro fibre tip as I'm afraid too much use of any type of tissue will damage the important coatings used on lenses.

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Re: Lens tissues

Thanks guys.
I do use a micro fibre cloth, but have used tissues for specs in the past and they would clean a particularly dirty lens before using a micro fibre cloth.
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Re: Lens tissues

I'm with Peter on this one, I would never use any of these on my valuable lenses. My solution is to fit a UV filter from day one. I use Pig Iron UVs from Jack The Hat photography based in Maryport, great guy to deal with and these are about a third of the cost of a Hoya equivalent and just as good. Never noticed any loss of IQ with these and if the worst should happen then you just replace them. I know others on here will have a view on filters used solely for lens protection and it would be interesting to hear their opinions. Stopped using Aldi and Lidl wet wipes when I saw what they did to my spectacles. Regards, IW.
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Re: Lens tissues

Interesting comments. I've used lens pens for years and had no problems but recently I found they were leaving residues and seemed a bit greasy. Maybe I used an older one by mistake, I'm not sure but I then used one of the free Olympus lens cloths I was given recently and it was brilliant. Best thing I've ever used.
I tried cleaned my glasses with an Aldi spectacle wipe recently and to be honest it was brilliant. Worked really well but I wouldn't want to use it on my lenses as it seemed quite wet. Not sure what they did to your glasses IW I'd be interested to know, might have to find something else to use for them.
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Re: Lens tissues

When I collected my E-M1 II from WEX they gave me four sample Zeiss lens wipes. 1850 to get four lens wipes must be a bargain. They are 5.99 for a 24 pack although according to the website the RRP is 239.52! I suspect that might be a mistake. I haven't tried them yet as I am treating them as an investment for my future.

http://www.wexphotographic.com/zeiss...-pack-1602629/

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Re: Lens tissues

When i acquired my last pair of glasses I was told to never use tissues on my glasses as all tissues are abrasive and would damage the coatings on my glasses. I was also told to always use wet cleaning as polishing without a lubricant could scratch the lens/coating. So I use microfibre cloths and spectacle cleaning fluid (from the optician I should have gone to) on my glasses, camera lenses and binoculars. I always use either a lens brush or blower first on my camera lenses to remove loose particles.
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Re: Lens tissues

With Miketoll all the way on this. Tissue=Paper=Wood=Abrasions as I have found to my cost on a recent pair of expensive Varifocal/Reactolite lenses. Never coming within a mile of my new camera gear with these. IW.
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Re: Lens tissues

I use "Touchscreen Kleen XL" for spectacles and camera lens filters. It is a spray and a micro fiber cloth; one squirt on the cloth and then clean with the damp bit, polish dry with a dry bit.
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Re: Lens tissues

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When I collected my E-M1 II from WEX they gave me four sample Zeiss lens wipes. 1850 to get four lens wipes must be a bargain. They are 5.99 for a 24 pack although according to the website the RRP is 239.52! I suspect that might be a mistake. I haven't tried them yet as I am treating them as an investment for my future.

http://www.wexphotographic.com/zeiss...-pack-1602629/

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About 5 years ago one of the local dollar stores had boxes of 50 or 100 Zeiss lens wipes for $2 IIRC. I only got one box thinking that if they were in the dollar store they can't be any good. When I tried one it wasn't bad but of course I've never found them in the dollar store since. I use them on my glasses and tablets when they're really bad before a final polish with a microfiber cloth.
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Re: Lens tissues

I use a bit of dishwashing liquid on my glasses & rinse off with warm water & then lightly dry with a tissue. It does fine for them, but I can hardly do that with camera lenses, although I have cleaned filters like that before, but they need to be thoroughly dry before using them on the lens again.
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Re: Lens tissues

That would be washing up liquid in the UK Ross.

Interestingly, it's dishwashing liquid, or sometimes dishwashing soap in Canada.
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That would be washing up liquid in the UK Ross.

Interestingly, it's dishwashing liquid, or sometimes dishwashing soap in Canada.
As opposed to Dishwasher Liquid. That is a much more caustic liquid (or powder) for the dishwashing machine.
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