06-19-2019 01:41 PM - edited 06-19-2019 06:03 PM
I am guessing you mean the glass part? You can wipe off the plastic tube part with a micro fiber cloth with a little Windex on it.
You really need to buy a filter to protect the glass if the beach is one of your preferred spots. However, I like eyeglasses cleaning stuff, special cloth and solution, for the lens when I have to clean it. That is very rare though as I protect mine as much as possible.
I have some, many actually, lenses that have never been cleaned. And my gear gets used, I mean used!
06-19-2019 05:51 PM
06-21-2019 04:11 PM
Beware of Windex. It is not recommended for eyeglasses. Because it contains stuff like ammonia, Windex will attack and destroy lens coatings.
Keep Windex away coated glass.
Totally agree with Waddizzle. I would use a blower and a lens brush to gently remove the sand particles and then use generous amounts of an optical lens cleaner - available from opticians and camera stores to wash the front of the lens - holding the lens downwards to avoid the liquid from flowing into the lens. For cleaning I would use a proper lens cleaning cloth - again from opticians and camera stores. I avoid anything with lint or microfibre as they leave materials on the glass.
Definitely I would recommend a protective filter. ALL of my lenses have one.
06-22-2019 10:03 AM - edited 06-22-2019 10:05 AM
You guys should read more carefully. No one suggested using Windex on the glass.
We know that. No one suggested you did. I simply pointed out that you need to keep it away from the glass. If you are using it to clean the lens body, then the temptation is there to use it clean the glass.