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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:10 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:02 am 
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special cloth for optics,not just any cloth. & they're very cheap

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oh really? Well then ken rockwell is off? He just said micro fiber cloth which he bought from target. i've heard newspaper that's crumpled until it's uber soft works too. My testing on my frankenstien lens shows no issues but that's only 5 cleanings. The micro fiber clothe seeming did as good too/

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ken rockwell is a mor**. I can't believe people aqsually listen to him. so yeah,he's off with a lot of things.

bottom line: if you want maximum care for your optics,get a optical cleaning cloth (costs <10$)

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well i tried the micro fiber on the other lenses, i see no damage so it looks like i'm lucky haha. I'll probably get a lens pen.

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I use microfiber clothes I got at the dollar tree,that dont have that same silky smoothness, but they work just fine..

As for crumpled newsprint..I'd say that's a no-no

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I use Spudz 18% Grey Large Microfibre cloth

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Before using a cloth, it might be wise to use a rocket blower to get the larger bits off. Imagine there's a grain of sand on the front element, and you move it around with the cloth. That will eventually leave some scratches.

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Bjorn is right,rocket blower 1st,then cloth.

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Could i suggest a lens pen.

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I got a lens cloth from an optometrist for $5.


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