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    Default Re: Cleaning the lens.



    A camera rubber bulb lens cleaner. I've never heard of it. I'll look into it right away.

    And yes, I did notice the freeze affect. I always wondered if that was bad for the ep. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Cleaning the lens.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom62e View Post
    A camera rubber bulb lens cleaner. I've never heard of it. I'll look into it right away.

    And yes, I did notice the freeze affect. I always wondered if that was bad for the ep. Thanks.
    It's actually called a camera lens blower brush. http://www.amazon.com/Cleaner-JB-Dig...s+blower+brush You can pick one up, and the lens pen at any camera store or on line.
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    Default Cleaning the lens.

    I wouldn't bother with one of those small ones as a blower - the blower bit is too feeble to make much difference. You can get bigger blower only ones - shaped a bit like an old style rocket, with "fins" on the bottom so you can stand it up and a nozzle on the top, with a roughly fist sized oval bulb... They give you a decently strong puff to blow the dust away .

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    Default Re: Cleaning the lens.

    Thank you cookie223. I'm never going to use compressed air again. Ill look into a camera rubber bulb lens cleaner. I've never heard of it.
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    Jerry is right go with the larger one. The link I sent was so you have an idea what the blower looks like
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    Default Re: Cleaning the lens.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conannet View Post
    Hi guys!

    Now I've been trying to clean the lens on my eyepiece, but just can't them super clean... I used screen cleaning spray, because it evaporates quickly, and I just sprayed it on a cotton swab and cleaned them with it. The problem is that no matter what I try, small hairs from the cotton always stick to the lens and I get some extra mustaches on the views. How do you clean your lens? Any tips?

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    The LensPen works for me, though there are the regular "wet" optical cleaners and wipes that work well too....

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    I know lots of folk like the lens pens, but I've never been happy with the idea - with a small pad if you ever miss a sharp bit of dust it's going to bed in and scratch things from then on. At least with disposable wipes you get to start with a new clean one each time, so any stray grit doesn't affect future sessions.

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    Default Re: Cleaning the lens.

    Quote Originally Posted by jerryTheC View Post
    I know lots of folk like the lens pens, but I've never been happy with the idea - with a small pad if you ever miss a sharp bit of dust it's going to bed in and scratch things from then on. At least with disposable wipes you get to start with a new clean one each time, so any stray grit doesn't affect future sessions.
    Great point. Never thought of that.
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