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    Rescue BBQed lens

    Did something stupid, donít ask why.

    Last weekend, I painful found that shooting BBQ smoke and fire at a close distance is not a good thing to do, because you will end up with a thin layer of oil on the lens! I tried to use lens cleaning fluid to get rid of it, but didnít success.

    Please let me know that you guys have other ways to deal with it otherwise I have to say bye-bye to my lovely lens

    Thanks.

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    Try some Ponds Cold Cream. Put a healthy amount on some lens tissue and - gently - smear it on the lens. Let it sit for a few minutes and then carefully wipe it off. Follow that with a "normal" cleaning with lens cleaner and tissue. That usually takes 99% of fungus off a lens, and if it will take that off, it'll take off just about anything. BTW - I've done this and NOT damaged coatings...
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    Common dishwashing soap - not the machine kind, but the liquid soao you use when washing by hand. One drop in a little water, wash gently, then pure water, and let dry. I learned this from my optician: He had tried just about every product there is, and Zalo diswashing iquid is the best. So he's stopped stocking lens cleaning stuff!
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    I'll second Ole's advice. All is not lost.

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    Thanks guys!

    Dish washing soap is easy to find, I am going to try that. Is lemon flavored alright?

    Alex



 

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