[nikonf4] Re: Protection filter questions?

  • From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
  • To: Nikon F4 <nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 18:24:20 -0800

        Yep, that takes care of it most of the time.


Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP
Lakewood, WA U.S.A.
2010 / 11 / 20          18:24 PST

On Nov 18, 2010, at 1857 , WiltW@xxxxxxx wrote:

> Huff with your breath, wipe with microfiber!
>  
> --wilt
>  
> In a message dated 11/18/2010 6:57:03 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, 
> downsouthdave@xxxxxxxxx writes:
> One Olympus lens has a flat front element, and every attempt to clean it is 
> met with some kind of a chromatic smudge if I use any liquid at all. It's a 
> BEAR to remove! Don't know what's going on here. 
>  
> 
> From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx>
> To: f4@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Thu, November 18, 2010 9:38:47 PM
> Subject: Re: Protection filter questions?
> 
> Never, EVER, use anything for photographic glass that is for any other 
> purpose. Not even eyeglass cleaner is acceptable for photographic optical 
> glass. They are different kinds of glass and eyeglass cleaner can damage 
> photographic lenses. Only use photographic lens cleaner or leave the lens 
> dirty. A microfiber is the way to go when you clean most of the time. Only 
> use liquid when necessary.
> 
> On Nov 18, 2010, at 6:27 PM, John Osthus wrote:
> 
>> Thanks Robert and Eric.
>>  
>> My Hoya Hmc super is a pain.  Once it gets a smudge it’s extremely difficult 
>> to get clean.
>>  
>> Which brings me to another concern:
>>  
>> I have Eclipse cleaning solution for use in cleaning sensors.  I tried to 
>> use some drops on the Hoya and it leaves a residue plain as day unless you 
>> really scrub the filter with a microfiber cloth.
>>  
>> I don’t see any way at all that the Eclipse is coming off the sensor with a 
>> gentle swipe with the sensor swab.
>>  
>>  
>>  
>> From: owner-f4@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-f4@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Eric 
>> Welch
>> Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2010 8:17 PM
>> To: f4@xxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: Re: Protection filter questions?
>>  
>> Multicoating can be good, but it is not always better. It depends on the 
>> formula of the lens and if the coating on the lens might interfere with the 
>> coating that Nikon designed the lens to use. You're better off with a single 
>> coated filter in most cases.
>>  
>> I don't tend to use filters for that reason.
>>  
>> On Nov 18, 2010, at 5:57 PM, John Osthus wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> Do you folks use a UV or skylight filter to protect your lenses?
>>  
>> I actually had a filter take the damage from a short drop once.  The filter 
>> broke but the lens was OK.
>>  
>> How about coatings vs. non coating for a 77mm skylight filter?
>>  
>> I have a Hoya HMC super multi coated uv0 on my 24-70.
>>  
>> I have a new 28-300 Nikon – I found a un coated 77mm tiffen “haze” filter.  
>> OK to use that on the 28-300 or am I better off spending another $50 or so 
>> for a multicoated?
>>  
>> Curous about your thoughts…
>>  
>> Eric
>>  
>> Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive 
>> you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for 
>> life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at [the] very 
>> least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive. - Mel Brooks
>>  
>>  
>> 
>> 
>>  
> 
> Eric
> 
> "In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, 'Make us 
> your slaves, but feed us.'" - Dostoevsky
> 


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