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Old 11-02-2008, 19:55   #1 (permalink)
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I have just bougth a lens cloth for 5-99 this is it
Sigma Microfibre Lens Cleaning Cloth (31 x31 cm) : Camera Care : Cleaning Cloths : Buy a Sigma Microfibre Lens Cleaning Cloth (31 x31 cm):Fotosense

and im really disappointed with it its too stiff in my opinion what do you use im after a soft cloth....Ray
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Old 11-02-2008, 20:12   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Lens cloths

I bought a few of these.....

7dayshop.com - Online Store

... a while back and I think they're very good. Cheap too.
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Old 11-02-2008, 20:20   #3 (permalink)
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Now that looks nice and soft silkstone thank you im ordering now...Ray
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Old 11-02-2008, 20:37   #4 (permalink)
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i got a jessops large cloth which is beautiful and soft
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Old 11-02-2008, 21:09   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Lens cloths

The microweave cloths can appear 'harder' than the felt ones, but they're perfectly safe and are less prone to leaving bits of themselves on the lens. The Hama ones in the link above have a slightly textured surface and seem softer than most microweaves. I also use them for cleaning my specs which have plastic lenses, and there's no sign of scratching so far.
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Old 11-02-2008, 22:44   #6 (permalink)
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When I worked in the optical industry we used 'Selvyt' cloths - I think that is how you spell it. They can be washed without degrading and most importantly they do not leave any fibres behind.
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Selvyt Cloths



Definitely worth a try, although I bet they cost more than 1.99.

EDIT/ Wrong again - 14.75 for five - 14" square.

- Selvyt cloth x 5
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Definitely worth a try, although I bet they cost more than 1.99.

EDIT/ Wrong again - 14.75 for five - 14" square.
Errr... isn't that 2.95 each?
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Yes but they're BIG so you can cut them in half.
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Re: Lens cloths

Being in the car trade i use Farecla 100% micro-fiber towel for the paintwork on freshly painted panels, 100% for no scratches & leaves nothing behind & lovely & soft, even better still its a great job for lenses etc & at 1.50 a shout even better still, O forgot to say 39x39 cm.
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Igot these from wilkinsons not the camera shops 3 for 1-99 their great...Ray

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Aahh - Wilko - my favourite shop.

We are lucky enough to have a very good one close by
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Yep ,thanks ray,I,ll have a look there to,
Oh,by the way,if they are no good we will be sending the boys round for the 1.99
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