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Todd Terry
Re: Help! Smudged dirt on lens glass!
on Jul 9, 2008 at 5:16:29 pm

I've never personally tried this, but am just passing it along...

[jon agnew] "There really isn't any household or commonly found items that should be used for cleaning your lens."

Pretty much true, but with one notable exception, at least from what I hear....

I know several DPs (one of them ASC) that swear by plain ol' ordinary Glass Plus widow cleaner, the stuff you can get right at the grocery store.

But, they say, use only only only Glass Plus, and no other brand or type of home window cleaner. Apparently it has no amonia, abrasives, or other chemicals that can harm lenses or their coatings. One of these guys uses it on his set of Cookes that probably cost more than my house.

And yes, of course, never use bath tissue or anything like that on your lenses (if you value their coatings). Scraps of well-laundered 100% cotton cloth work well (now you know what to do with those ancient tee-shirts).


Todd Terry
Creative Director
Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc.

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