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    How to Clean Your Lenses

    Before you watch this short video, a warning. This video is for professional photographers only!

    If you are a novice, do NOT attempt this procedure!


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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Before you watch this short video, a warning. This video is for professional photographers only!

    If you are a novice, do NOT attempt this procedure!

    Ironically, if he used a UV filter for front element protection, he'd actually be able to wash it (the filter I mean!) that way!

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    Terrifying!

    I'll stick with a lenspen and a UV filter!

    I wonder how many people didn't note the date or realise the significance of it? April Fool's Day is not that widely "celebrated".
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    Re: How to Clean Your Lenses

    Everyone know that is not the proper way to clean a lens. You should always run it through the dishwasher on its highest temperature setting and use a detergent with chlorine bleach. And, if it does not dry completely in the dry cycle, 2:30 minutes on high in your microwave will finish the job.

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    Thats a great way to clean a Nikon lens
    With Canon you just have to use a soft cloth and gently rub the glass.
    If you live in the south of England and use a Nikon unfortunately you will have to wait until they lift the hose pipe ban

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    Re: How to Clean Your Lenses

    Doesn't everyone do it that way?

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    Re: How to Clean Your Lenses

    I guess he might have some good tips on sensor cleaning as well. I will have to take a look at his site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letrow View Post
    I guess he might have some good tips on sensor cleaning as well. I will have to take a look at his site.
    perfect tool for this is the water hose! ^_^

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    Re: How to Clean Your Lenses

    This is the most brilliant way to clean lenses. I am also cleaning my Nikon D7000 body like this as well, in fact, I think I will just throw my whole camera bag and it's contents into the bucket. Just think about it, everything cleaned all in one go. Thank you so much Frank. Have you any more tips like this? Do you think that the addition of bleach to the cleaning solution will help the white balance?
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    Last edited by charzes44; 25th April 2012 at 06:18 PM.

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    Re: How to Clean Your Lenses

    I'm not really understanding these posts. If your Nikon equipment had the optional Nano-Teflon coating it would never get dirty in the first place.

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    Re: How to Clean Your Lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by charzes44 View Post
    Do you think that the addition of bleach to the cleaning solution will help the white balance?
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    Yes, but you do realize that you'd need to toss a 50% neutral gray towel into the bucket to get the White Balance to come out correctly. LOL!

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    Yes, but you do realize that you'd need to toss a 50% neutral gray towel into the bucket to get the White Balance to come out correctly. LOL!
    I'm sorry Frank, but that's just ridiculous ...

    ... the card could get damaged!!!

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    Re: How to Clean Your Lenses

    Add enough bleach to turn it white and you add $1000.00 in value. For Canon lenses, anyway!

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    Re: How to Clean Your Lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Momo View Post
    Everyone know that is not the proper way to clean a lens. You should always run it through the dishwasher on its highest temperature setting and use a detergent with chlorine bleach. And, if it does not dry completely in the dry cycle, 2:30 minutes on high in your microwave will finish the job.
    Dishwashers donít work very well as they do not agitate Ė just only spray:
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    Quote Originally Posted by William W View Post
    Dishwashers don’t work very well as they do not agitate – just only spray:
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    Of course if it was a 1D series you could use a water-blaster on it!

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    Re: How to Clean Your Lenses

    In case you are one of those folks that do not read every post in a thread, be warned! This thread is a SPOOF, it was originally an April Fool's joke and although we are having some fun with it I wouldn't want anybody to take anything in this thread seriously!

    Well, maybe, except for the part about the White Balance...

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    Re: How to Clean Your Lenses

    I used this cleaning method and found I can crank up my ISO,it removes noise as well.

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    Re: How to Clean Your Lenses

    not the way to do that !

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    Anyway I just watched the video together with my colleague and thou he was a Professional photographer but since you mentioned that "only" for professionals, so I did not watch the entire video but then being a novice in this field, I'm begging you to please post also how we can handle and clean our lenses ?
    Last edited by Colin Southern; 27th April 2012 at 02:38 PM.

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    Re: How to Clean Your Lenses

    David,
    If you were to ask any of us advanced members to clean your equipment for you, I am sure you will find that we all will be delighted to do this for you. You might even find them willing to give your laptop computer the once over too! And what about your mobile phone (cell phone)? Have you an iPod, or iPad? The list is endless. We advanced (aged!) members will help all you beginners. It's part of the CIC service.

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