I was wondering what cleaning fluid is best to use on my lenses. I have a blower and a soft cloth, but sometimes this does not get everything off. I take a lot of landscape and seascape photos so they do need a regular clean, although I am careful and have UV filters over my lenses. Any recommendations please?
I use walgreens eyeglass cleaner, have done for years. More important is what cloth you use. Make sure it a soft clean, lint free cloth. I have probably a dozen lens cloths and throw them in the washer every few uses.
A lens cloth and glasses cleaner works for me too, never had any problem with smudges or things like that.
Thanks guys. I needed your input as I have been done before regarding what is suitable for cleaning lenses and had mine messed up. Had to take it to be professionally cleaned as it left it smeary and I couldn't get rid of it.
A micro fibre lens cleaning cloth. Ed.
when on hols in USA a few years ago I came across a solution called ROR (residual oil remover). Pricey but works a dream, and it shifts residue from finger prints almost instantly, and does not smear. I always use microfibre cloth, and have 2 colours, one for putting on, another for polishing off. All are washed before use, and as already mentioned, washed frequently. I spray the cloth not the lens to apply as it saves spraying the other parts of the lens. In my camera bag I keep all in a small zippy plastic bag - seems to me there is no point having cleaning stuff picking up contamination accidentally.
If you want minimum space, use once option, have a look at sealed sachet wipes by manufacturers such as Zeiss etc.
ROR is now available in UK.
Perhaps the secret is in the soup??!! Cheers. Ed.
Like the wipes suggestion for dusty environment. I carry a sable brush (released from my wife's painting box and with cut down handle) and the blower.
truly impressive cleaning process| I just chuck 'em in a net bag (my wife calls it a 'smalls' bag whatever that means) and straight into washing machine
Any particular washing powder/liquid? Ed.