How to clean the black coating at the rear side of the lens

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patheon New Member • Posts: 1
How to clean the black coating at the rear side of the lens

Hi,

Recently when I cleaned my read side of the lens, I used a wet wipe to wipe the black coating (non on the glass) at the rear side of the lens (see picture below). However, a lot of fluff / hair comes from the coating. Does anyone know how to deal with that? Thanks!

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Walt Palmer
Walt Palmer Senior Member • Posts: 1,918
Re: How to clean the black coating at the rear side of the lens

patheon wrote:

Hi,

Recently when I cleaned my read side of the lens, I used a wet wipe to wipe the black coating (non on the glass) at the rear side of the lens (see picture below). However, a lot of fluff / hair comes from the coating. Does anyone know how to deal with that? Thanks!

Microfiber lens cloth, often known as "Magic Cloth" that seems to come with every other online photography purchase. Try it dry first, moisten, slightly, if needed. It leaves no residue.

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Walt Palmer
Walt Palmer Senior Member • Posts: 1,918
DON'T PANIC!!
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Don't use high pressure air (seriously).

Don't use high pressure water (less so).

Don't use the new Dremel tool you just bought.

Don't moisten your finger tip (why not?)

Don't use flat black plastic model paint to cover it.

Don't let the partner or the offspring help.

Don't drink and play with camera gear (ever again).

Don't ask us, you put it there

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sybersitizen Forum Pro • Posts: 19,054
Re: How to clean the black coating at the rear side of the lens
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patheon wrote:

... a lot of fluff / hair comes from the coating. Does anyone know how to deal with that?

Try holding some ordinary cellophane tape against it. Loose fluff should stick to the tape so it can be removed.

FrancoD Forum Pro • Posts: 14,054
Re: How to clean the black coating at the rear side of the lens
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masking tape (the type used by house painters) is ideal. Press it on and peel off.

otherwise if you have some low grade sticky tape , use that.

(at work I used Scotch Magic Tape . I even cleaned mirrors with that )

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