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Anyone try one of these things out?  If so how well does it work?
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Originally posted by brav302 brav302 wrote:

Anyone try one of these things out?  If so how well does it work?
 
I prefer pressurized air and the disposable Zeiss lens cleaners.
 
 
These are handy and can go into the pocket on my Eagle Stock Pack, in a range bag, or whatever. Use 'em once and throw them away. 
 
The thing about the Leupold lens pen (I own one) is that after a few uses, I'm paranoid that I'm "grinding" dirt particles into the glass and coatings. 


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ive got a nikon one they work pretty well, dont use the chamois  side on a breath fogged 4200 lens though it will mess up the rainguard, i didnt do it myself but i was told by a friend dont do it, just use the brush to remove the bigger stuff and then use the disposable stuff like ct mentioned.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

ive got a nikon one they work pretty well, dont use the chamois  side on a breath fogged 4200 lens though it will mess up the rainguard, i didnt do it myself but i was told by a friend dont do it, just use the brush to remove the bigger stuff and then use the disposable stuff like ct mentioned.


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So the shirt tail or inside of the T-shirt is not a good idea?
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Works well on Tasco's 8shots!
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With that zeiss pad do they come out of the package moist?  I used one one time before and it was dry and I wasen't sure that was how they were supposed to be.
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i would guess the zeiss pads are like camera lens cleaning paper which is mostly just a big statically charged dust magnet really
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Originally posted by brav302 brav302 wrote:

With that zeiss pad do they come out of the package moist?  I used one one time before and it was dry and I wasen't sure that was how they were supposed to be.


The Swaro pads are but not sure about the Zeiss ones. I would have to say "yes" since their disposable and look like their in the same type of packaging. Maybe the one you had was old or defective? Their not dripping wet with solution.
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Zeiss lens cloths are moist, or should be. I usually dedicate one for the objective lens and get a new one for the ocular lens.
 
They dry out fairly quickly when you open the package, so you must use them quick.....Quick like a bunny quick.  
 
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Zeiss lens cloths are moist, or should be. I usually dedicate one for the objective lens and get a new one for the ocular lens.
 
They dry out fairly quickly when you open the package, so you must use them quick.....Quick like a bunny quick.  
 


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Since seeing this post by Chris Farris on what they do at SWFA, I've switched to their method: http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=9913&PID=143772

It works pretty well. I tend not to use the brush on my lens pen because it somehow got contaminated (probably from my old cleaning methods). I still use the carbon black end on occasion but just need to get a new pen. After reading some of the method used to clean optics (involving collodion, acetone, or methanol) my best advice is do what you can to avoid dirtying them up in the first place!

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I have tried one of the Leupold Lens Pens and am not real happy at this time. I saw your post as I was looking on the internet to see if I am using it properly. There is not much info on this and I do not understand the use of the "replinishing" microfiber cleaner. If I find any info I'll pass it on to you. At this time - with the exception of the natural hair brush, I'm not sold on it being worth the purchase.
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