A&P Note to self... calm down

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  1. NetChemica

    NetChemica OT Supporter

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    I lost my lens pen a couple weeks back.

    Around lunch time I saw a small smudge on my 18-200vr. I took a microfiber towel I have and gently wiped it off. Next thing I know there are several dozen little lines on the lens that don't want to blow away with my little hurricane blower :noes:.

    I started getting pissed cause I thought that there was something on my microfiber towel that I didn't see.

    I figured the 18-200 wasn't really something I should :wtc: over, and it's not like I fucked up a $1,500 glass :hs:

    I ran out to a local camera shop (PJ Camera) and picked up a lens pen. I wiped down my 50f1.8 since it was dirty and felt like cleaning the 18-200 for shits and giggles. They were all just little fibers that were left on the lens :bowdown:. It's still scratch free.

    Now I just need to get me a UV lens so this won't happen again.
     
  2. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    I clean my 70-200 F2.8 L IS with sandpaper to get that holga look.
     
  3. Spurious

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    I've taken to using fine sand as an abrasive and a rotary buffer, myself.
     
  4. planb

    planb itches in my teeth

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    I dropped my nikkor 55mm macro tonight, thankfully I had a UV filter on it and that was the only thing that shattered.

    I generally buy filters for all my lenses at some time or another, but after this, I wont mount a lens on my camera unless it has a filter on it.
     
  5. SpiderOnTheFloor

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    crap on the front element usually doesn't even affect the images
     
  6. Dwight Schrute

    Dwight Schrute New Member

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    Simmer down.

    A few marks on your front element doesn't affect anything. Take a small piece of post-it note paper and stick it on the front element and then take a picture. You won't see it.

    Don't overclean your lens, that will cause more harm than leaving a few smudges on the front.
     
  7. Jcolman

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    The pros have switched to using industrial diamonds, ground up into fine particles, sprinkled liberally on the front element then heated with a blow torch to imbed them into the lens coating.
     
  8. FindersKeepers

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    Used a lens pen on my sensor when I was in a pinch, since I dont have sensor cleaner, I was scared as fuck doing it.

    Fucking people not leaving my shit alone :mad: had a fingerprint on my sensor.

    Never did get a confession from that one, stuff now stays locked up again

    THen I used it on the front and rear elements of the lens, good as new
     
  9. Dwight Schrute

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    How the hell do you get a fingerprint on your sensor? The mirror would have to be locked up and the camera body open.
     
  10. FindersKeepers

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    :mad:

    had visitors at the house, my family and I went inside to get the food and bring it out, in the meantime I went to drown some brownies in the porcelain bowl, leaving my camera outside under cover where I thought it would be ok... KNowing my family was around, they dont let people touch my stuff

    noooooooooo, while my family was inside (while I was doign my business) someone had taken the camera, and taken the lens off of it, it was in a different place, and the lens wasn't securly fastened anymore.

    fuckers cant leave shit alone, I TRIED to take a photo of a cardinal sitting on our fence, and it came out looking like shit, lens looked fine, so I snapped one of a flower, and the same thing, took it apart, went into the menu and locked up the mirror and saw a big ass smudge on the sensor

    I was not a very happy host the rest of the evening
    MAN i was fucking pissed

    But I learned, I'm not carrying my camera into the shitter wiht me if I have to, even if it means looks of :ugh:
     
  11. Dwight Schrute

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    I would have kicked everyone out, family or not.

    But for future reference, you're crazy for using a dry lens pen on your sensor.
     
  12. johan

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    so someone saw your camera, grabbed it, removed the lens, did a mirror lockup and then fingered your sensor?

    that's pretty diligent..
     

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