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rw11 wrote:
did Zeiss say their lens cloths are designed for Zeiss eye-glass lenses and not for photography lenses?

or else, where did you hear/see this?

B&H and Amazon think they are for all Zeiss optics and specifically mention camera lenses...


Yes, Zeiss does indicate what these wipes are for. Unless I'm missing something, this link mentions that the Zeiss wipes are used for Zeiss spectacles or eye glasses lenses:

https://www.zeiss.com/vision-care/en_de/products-services/other-zeiss-brand-products/lens-cleaning-solutions.html

As I said, I don't know if these wipes have any effect on camera lens coatings. As a result, I don't use them on my lenses. YMMV



Aug 01, 2017 at 04:20 AM
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Keiththom wrote:
I think I'm going to give these a try https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1100350-REG/zeiss_2127721_60_count_box_lens.html

mogud wrote:
The Zeiss lens cloths are designed for Zeiss eye-glass lenses and not for photography lenses. Personally, I wouldn't use them because I don't know what chemicals are in these cloths and how they might react with lens coatings.

I use PecPads and Eclipse fluid only and I don't use microfibre cloths at all. Just me....


Eclipse fluid is 99-100% methanol, so that makes it a good solvent for some organic contaminants but not all contaminants. Some salts are better removed with an aqueous cleaning solution such as ROR.

EBH



Aug 01, 2017 at 04:33 AM
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I see this is being turned into yet another science project


Aug 01, 2017 at 05:15 AM
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Science is important.

No science, no cameras.



Aug 01, 2017 at 07:18 PM
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rw11 wrote:
Science is important.

No science, no cameras.


lots of bad science and psuedo science out there.




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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Lens cleaning cloths


if you mean on the internet, yes

and there is a 'simple' solution close it to the public - like it used to be



Aug 01, 2017 at 08:27 PM
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I have several from different sources I always use dry if I need wet I switch to the old tissue lens cleaning stuff I wash my microfiber cloths occasionally I also use some old lens cleaning solution for camera lenses.

For some things I use the lens pen round thingy or brush



Aug 02, 2017 at 01:53 AM
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rw11 wrote:
if you mean on the internet, yes

and there is a 'simple' solution close it to the public - like it used to be


that horse has left the barn a long time ago and its not just the internet its everywhere. and that option never would have worked.




Aug 02, 2017 at 02:21 PM
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The internet worked just fine in the 1970s and 1980s - it is more fun now...

I got the skinny from Zeiss. These are the disposable wipes that are suitable for "high value optics"
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1081868-REG/zeiss_2096_687_microfiber_cleaning_cloths.html

They also come as a nice kit with a blower/brush and a groovey blue case.

(and, yes, Zeiss sent me a link to B&H...)

Apparently, they also make some disposable wipes for lesser items like eye glasses.




Aug 03, 2017 at 02:11 AM
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runamuck wrote:
I use a microfiber cloth. Looks like a towel. Periodically, I throw it away and get a new one. Mine come from Sam's Club and are called auto detailing cloths.


I do the same thing, but give the used ones to my wife for polishing glassware. At about 50c each, they are almost disposable. I also use Zeiss cleaning wipes when necessary.




Aug 03, 2017 at 02:15 AM
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