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  1. #1
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    Cleaning S6000/S9100 lens

    Those who own the S6000 or S9100, what do you use to clean that big lens? A blower or just a cloth?

  2. #2
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    Well I keep a UV filter on so I don't think I've ever actually cleaned the lens itself. For the filter I use a bulb brush and micro fiber cloth. If the filter requires more cleaning than that I wash in soapy water. I try to stay away from spray cleaners if I can.
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  3. #3
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    Same here, skylight filter went on as soon as it came out of the box, haven't cleaned the lens yet because of that.
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  4. #4
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    You can get one of those small Canon cleaning kits. Come with a little brush (one you can squeeze to blow air) and some kind of cleaning solution and a few clothes.

  5. #5
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    Wink Cleaning procedure

    Warm soapy water?!! You've got to be kidding. Camera lenses are very delicate. They have special coatings to reduce glare. Who knows what's in "warm soapy water"?

    Go to a photo shop and buy a kit. A blower brush to get the big chunks off, and some photo wipes and a lens cleaning solution.

    I worked at a laser company once, and the procedure for cleaning the lenses there was to wet the lens with a few drops of fluid and then lay the tissue on the lens and pull it across the surface. The weight of the tissue was the only down force on the glass. NO RUBBING!!!

    GENTLE GENTLE GENTLE!!!

    I 100% agree with putting a skylight filter over the lens. Lots cheaper to replace that if an errant rock comes flying (or sand at the beach in the wind).

  6. #6
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    I usualy just blow at my lens to get the big chuncks of . If it's realy dirty (I once had something sticky on my lens, scared the crap out of me ) I moisturise it with my breath and I use a clean hankerchief and gently clean the lens with it.
    But indeed, I should get a lens cleaning kit. A filter might not be such a bad idea, but these are a bit too expensive for a student .

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  7. #7
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    I use a uv filter and to be honest they don't need to be an expensive one... and I keep a couple of these wipes in my bag just in-case something gets on the glass.. you should be able to get them from most opticians

    http://tinyurl.com/2r5a28

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveWarnock View Post
    Warm soapy water?!! You've got to be kidding. Camera lenses are very delicate. They have special coatings to reduce glare. Who knows what's in "warm soapy water"?
    Re-read his post - he said he washes the filters in soapy water. Not the lens in warm soapy water.

    I bought a cheap cleaning kit to tide me over, but I intend to buy a better one when I next pass a camera shop.
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  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon D View Post
    I use a uv filter and to be honest they don't need to be an expensive one... and I keep a couple of these wipes in my bag just in-case something gets on the glass.. you should be able to get them from most opticians

    http://tinyurl.com/2r5a28
    You should be carefull when using regular glass cleaning tissues or sprays. Some contain chemical element (amonia) that can damage the coating on the lens.

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  10. #10
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    lens and filter cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by wutske View Post
    You should be carefull when using regular glass cleaning tissues or sprays. Some contain chemical element (amonia) that can damage the coating on the lens.
    I agree!! 100% Do NOT use optician wipes, cloths, or fluids. use the stuff made for cameras. This applies to the filters too. They have the same coatings on them. The kits are not expensive. You can get tissue, brush, and fluid for a few bucks.

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