Does cleaning solutions deteriorate lens/filter coatings?

Started Mar 9, 2013 | Questions thread
Barrie Davis
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greasy marks..

sumasage wrote:

A few of my friends said that they advise me not to use cleaning solution when cleaning lens and filters because it might "wipe" off the coatings. They said just to damp the micro fiber cloth with water and clean that way. I am not sure if this is true or not so i decide to ask the experts here.

I recently gotten into photography so i dont know too much. Thanks for any insights.

I use "Residual Oil Remover" on a lens tissue. It is superb.... far and away the best lens cleaner I have encountered in decades of removing greasy smears from other people's lenses.

(available on Amazon)

The lenses I need to clean these days are those of the family P&S's, which don't have lenshoods and are very prone to getting finger marks on.... (sigh)
"Ahh... But the thing is, these guys were no ORDINARY time travellers!"

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