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  1. #1
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    Best way to clean lens on FZ20?

    I have some buildup on the lens of my FZ20 and I'm scared to clean it. I just don't want to scratch it, etc. Can anyone tell me the best way to clean this safely? Thanks!

    Lindseybp

  2. #2
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    Try a Lens Pen Works pretty well for me. Other than that you can try some hot breath and an eyeglass cloth.
    Hope this helps
    Ken
    Canon dSLR User

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    Thumbs up

    I used a micro fibre cloth I just bought from Dixons it was about 1.99 and it seems to work pretty well. I'm sure you can get similar ones from cleaning stores much cheaper but I figured if I bought something specific then there is less liklyhood of anyone else in the house using it & I would be able to keep it cleaner longer for camera use. Yes hot breath was also added & so far so good.
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  4. #4
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    Both those suggestions are very good..I prefer the Micro fiber cloth but a lens pen also works.
    Try to blow off any dust first.
    If your careful it will all go fine.
    .






    Gene
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    one of these days I'll understand!

    Panasonic FZ20 & FZ30,FZ18
    D50 -- D80

  5. #5
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    Thanks for the advice guys!

  6. #6
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    I like setting mine outside in the rain for an hour or two. That usually gets the dust off the lens. J/k of course. Microfiber here also.
    The name is pronounced bonn-gee-bee
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  7. #7
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    One thing about blowing hot breath on the lens however is that I've known it to cause problems. Condensation from your moist breath seems to build up on the other side of the lens which could cause spots on your picture.
    Last edited by WildWinds; 12-31-2005 at 03:23 PM.

  8. #8
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    Question Lens drops and paper

    When I got me camera a while ago, the camera store guy sold me the bottle of liquid and lens papers. I used it a few times. It looks clean under normal room lighting, but if you shine a flashingt at the lens I can see a bunch of smear marks. Hard to get off.

    Any comments or suggestings with this type of cleaning or how to get the smears off completely. I have a microfiber cloth also.

  9. #9
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    You really have all the tools you need.
    First either blow off the dust or a quick wipe with the cloth
    Then apply the liquid with a damp tissue
    and finish with the micro fibre cloth.

    the first time is the most difficult
    .






    Gene
    http://grc225.zenfolio.com/
    http://imageevent.com/grc6
    one of these days I'll understand!

    Panasonic FZ20 & FZ30,FZ18
    D50 -- D80

  10. #10
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    thanks again genece

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