- May 28, 2008 at 6:17 PM #40024steve78Participant
it might be a stupid question but can I use LCD cleaner for my camcorder lens
- May 28, 2008 at 8:06 PM #172221AnonymousInactive
NO!! It is not recommended by manufacturers of either LCD’s or optics. Lens cleaning fluids are designed with solvents to lift grease & dirt safely from the multi-coating that not only protects the lens, but also factors into the optical design by changing the refraction of the glass.
While LCD’s are a sort of flexible plastic surface instead of multicoatings evaporated onto the surface. The danger is that what is a solvent for one can be a cleaner for the other. And vise versa. So while it may be possible to get away with using a non-recommended cleaner, it is also possible that you can damage the surface you’re cleaning. And the greatest danger is in stripping off a protective coating you can’t see and making your screen (or lens) susceptible to damage from ordinary operations.
If you find yourself in a situation where you have to clean a surface without access to an approved cleaning solvent, first clean away dust & grit with a camel hair brush (so you don’t scratch the surface.) Then use a few drops of (distilled) water on a lens tissue, not a facial tissue of a paper towel. Ideally you’ll have the brush & the lens paper in your camera case at all times.
Hope that helps.
- June 15, 2008 at 11:28 PM #172222steve78Participant
thanks for your answer!!!
- June 16, 2008 at 12:33 AM #172223
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