Lenses & spectacle cleaning


CoDa

Link Posted 14/06/2010 - 08:55
I wear glasses for reading & driving, and recently changed my glasses.

The thought occurred that glasses come with a cleaning cloth (silk I think?) could you use this and the glasses cleaning fluid to clean camera lenses.

Has anybody tried it, and what do people think about it.

Regards
Colin

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797)



Hardgravity

Link Posted 14/06/2010 - 14:10
Interesting Idea, I've tried a Glasses cloth on a cheap scope and old M42 lenses, but not a 'good' lenses...

....now where's a clean cloth?...
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K5+Tammy 18-250, a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

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1947lcs

Link Posted 14/06/2010 - 14:44
I wear glasses that come from Spec Savers. They provide a cleaning cloth with the Pentax logo on it. I have tried this on my Tamron and it seems to be OK. Spec Saver use Pentax lens I think.

Les
K5, DAL18-55,SMC 50mm f2,DA 55-300, SCM F 35-70 and all the help I can get.

Anvh

Link Posted 14/06/2010 - 15:38
Yeah the cloths are certainly okay, don't know about the fluids though but the coatings shouldn't differ so much I think.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

Hardgravity

Link Posted 14/06/2010 - 16:39
Spec Savers use Pentax lenses, although they're not all glass, my reactions are plasti but work OK.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K5+Tammy 18-250, a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

Dangermouse

Link Posted 14/06/2010 - 18:09
I use computer monitor cleaning spray if I buy a lens which is really grubby, it doesn't seem to harm the coatings. I've also used glasses cleaning spray although that stuff is a bit expensive.

The main thing is to make sure that the cloth you use isn't abrasive and has no dust or grit on it. I tend to use a fresh cotton bud for wet cleaning of lenses then follow up with the lens pen to polish off any watermarks left by the fluid.

I doubt I'd use the same cloth for glasses and lenses though - have you seen the state your glasses get into after wearing them while cooking with a frying pan?
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

Hardgravity

Link Posted 14/06/2010 - 18:33
Quote:
have you seen the state your glasses get into after wearing them while cooking with a frying pan

No. I can't see a thing after frying!
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K5+Tammy 18-250, a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

prsjnb

Link Posted 14/06/2010 - 19:36
These days, I try to avoid cleaning lenses unless absolutely necessary. When I have to, a product I have found to work well with filters and lenses is 'Calocoat' which can be used with 'Calocloth' or any other high quality microfibre cloth. I always spray a little onto the cloth and not directly onto the filter/lens when cleaning and always use a 'blower' to remove dust/particulates first. Unlike so many other cleaning products I have had the misfortune to buy/try, this combination does not leave residual 'smears'; even on Hoya Pro-1 filters, which in my experience are a real bugger to clean.

Both the cleaner and cloth are remarkably inexpensive and can be obtained from 7dayshop.com

Regards,

Jon

terje-l

Link Posted 14/06/2010 - 21:50
The Pentax lens cloth is the best I've ever used to clean my spectacles. I went to get a couple every time I went to Britain. Now SpecSavers have opened shops in Norway, so maybe I can get the cloth locally hereafter.
Best regards
Terry

K20D, Optio I10, DA 18-55 1:3.5-5.6 AL II, A 1:1.7/50, D FA 1:2.8/100 Macro, Sigma 70-300 1:4-5.6 APO DG Macro, Pentax AF 360FGZ
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