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Hey guys, just got my RS45 back from being serviced a few weeks ago and noticed there is now some sort of film or maybe fingerprints on the front of the lens. Does not seem to be doing any harm to the image, but I would feel better if I could just wipe it off. What should I use to clean the lens? Obviously I dont want to scratch it, so want to make sure whatever I get will be safe to use.

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You would use the same chemicals and materials to clean a camera lens. Most of the time a microfiber cloth is enough.

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You would use the same chemicals and materials to clean a camera lens. Most of the time a microfiber cloth is enough.

Thanks Seegs. I was thinking a microfiber cloth would be fine, but just wanted to make sure. I would not be happy with myself if I ruined my projector lens! Just used my microfiber cloth and that did the trick. smile.gif

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Pg 91 of the manual says to use a paper product used for glasses and lens, no fluids.
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Get a Lenspen, best thing for it. Far better results than a microfibre cloth, and very quick. I use one on my camera lenses all the time with great results. Not a fan of those paper lens wipes—while paper may be disposable and absorb the oils, paper is an abrasive surface.
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I have one of those lens pens. While they do work they can leave behind some of the carbon it uses to clean on the lens.

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There a number of previous threads on this topic. Here's one that came up using the search engine:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/352323/lens-cleaning-and-contrast

Go to advance search, title search only and use "lens cleaning" as your search words.

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There a number of previous threads on this topic. Here's one that came up using the search engine:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/352323/lens-cleaning-and-contrast
Go to advance search, title search only and use "lens cleaning" as your search words.

Thanks rboster. Sorry, I should have thought to use the search first. redface.gif

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Thanks rboster. Sorry, I should have thought to use the search first. redface.gif

No biggie...just a lot of good info from previous posts is available...the same ppl that responded in the past may never see this thread. Plus, it's the quickest way to get the answers on our questions.

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I have one of those lens pens. While they do work they can leave behind some of the carbon it uses to clean on the lens.
Are you sure that it’s a genuine Lens Pen that you have? There are a lot of fakes/copies out there.

Mine have never done this, and I use their sensor pen on my DSLR, where it would be very obvious. (Specks of dust leave big marks on an image)
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I'm positive. And it isn't anything that you can see when the image is projected. It's just some very fine carbon dust it leaves behind.

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