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    Thumb prints on lenses

    I occassionally get thumb prints on my lens filters and lens. I am currently using one of these: http://www.o-digital.com/uploads/215...ng_Pen_372.jpg

    However, I've noticed that it doesn't always work, sometimes it smudges it more than cleans it.

    What do others use here and are they any good?

    I'm wanting to get something else to help me do the cleaning.
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    Microfibre cloth from the local optician is my referred option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterking View Post
    Microfibre cloth from the local optician is my referred option.

    me too, a quick breathe on it and swipe by microfibre cloth usually does the trick

    the front element of the lens is very very hard to scratch so sometimes i even use my shirt, scarves and other soft fabrics

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    microfibre cloth works well, I have several of them scattered around my camera bag..I think they breed in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    microfibre cloth works well, I have several of them scattered around my camera bag..I think they breed in there.
    Maybe you should try that with a couple of $50.00 notes and see if they will breed as well
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    I've had good experiences with my lenspen, though I have to renew the tip often. Larger prints need a bit of cleaning solution first, then mop up the residue with the pen.

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    Cleaning solution and a microfibre cloth is the best bet. Works with everything from oil to wet puppy nose marks.
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    microfibre cloth and pen here for me too

    cute Erin with the puppy nose marks ... they are inquisitive aren't they




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    I'm a bit like Rick, microfibre cleaning cloths everywhere but I can never find one when I want it They do a great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arnica View Post
    What do others use here and are they any good?

    I'm wanting to get something else to help me do the cleaning.
    I don't get fingerprints on my lenses, but when they do need cleaning, I have several tools available.

    Firstly, I use a rocket blower to get rid of any specs of dust or grit; I don't want these rubbing against the glass.

    For cleaning, I have a microfibre lens cleaning cloth and a lens cleaning pen.

    A soft tissue can also be effective.

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