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    Lens cleaning question: Metal not glass

    Hi all
    I have 2 old lenses and I want to get the outside looking a bit nicer, not to the point where it looks like stainless steel, but not so tarnished etc.

    Any tips/hints ideas?


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    Re: Lens cleaning question: Metal not glass

    What's wrong with this? Looks fine to me.

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    Re: Lens cleaning question: Metal not glass

    full size is here

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rivervi...n/photostream/

    there is a bit of dirt in all of the knurling on the aperture/focus ring

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    Re: Lens cleaning question: Metal not glass

    Lens looks gorgeous.

    I do the same thing...soft soft bristle toothbrush with a very small amount of isopropol alcohol....do not scrub just agitate it a bit.

    Wipe it down with lint free cloth ....


    Look at a few of the photos of Larry Burrows Vietnam equipment....it can image in spite of a bit of use. Question becomes capture or equipment...what is the focus?


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    Re: Lens cleaning question: Metal not glass

    capture

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    Re: Lens cleaning question: Metal not glass

    Quote Originally Posted by dude163 View Post
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    Nailed it!

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