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DX7630 lens cleaning

by jason_he / December 14, 2004 6:12 AM PST

When I took my new DX7630 out of the box, I accidentally touched the lens with the plastic wrap around the camera. I tried cleaning it with a Kleenex, but that only added more dust.

Since I used Kleenex to clean it, was the lens scratched? Is there anything that removes scratches and dust in a way that doesn't degrade image quality?

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Lens Cleaning
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 14, 2004 7:58 AM PST
In reply to: DX7630 lens cleaning

You probably did not scratch it, since it is glass.
A plastic lens is another story.

Here is what Kodak says about cleaning a lens:

If the lens appears dirty, breathe on it to form a mist and wipe the surface gently with a soft, lint-free cloth or a camera lens-cleaning tissue.

Never wipe a dry lens.

Do not use solvents or solutions not designed for cleaning camera lenses.

Do not use chemically treated tissues intended for cleaning eyeglasses.

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Cleaning kits
by jason_he / December 15, 2004 8:37 AM PST
In reply to: Lens Cleaning

I wiped the lens with a Kleenex, and heard a screeching noise--but after examining it under very bright light, I found no scratches, only dust and some spots of dirt. I noticed that these were the areas in my photos that were somewhat blurred.

Will a lens cleaning kit solve my problem?

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Lens Cleaning
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 15, 2004 9:52 AM PST
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I would first use the Kodak method as outlined in my previous reply. I have used that method before for removing finger prints.

I used an old clean cotton hankerchief.
I say old, because old is softer and more lint free.

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A CAMERA lens cleaning kit can be used if you prefer.

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Thanks
by jason_he / December 15, 2004 10:39 AM PST
In reply to: Lens Cleaning

Thank you for the advice. I will be buying a lens cleaning kit, and see if that does anything to increase the sharpness of my pictures.

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