Lens CleaningContributors to this thread:
White Falcon 27-Sep-20
Habitat for Wildlife 30-Sep-20
What is the best product for cleaning glass on spotting scope or Binos?
From: White Falcon
Glasses cleaner or Windex. Start rubbing from the middle out!
Anyone use vinegar and water?
Seriously. Get some Cat Crap for clean lenses that don’t fog. See link
Cat Crap has an expensive price but it is a cleaner and anti-fogger..
The trick to spotless lenses is to rinse whatever you use with distilled water, blow off with air, and then let dry. Don't wipe with anything.
I'll echo LKH, use DISTILLED WATER! I don't even dry them or wipe them. Put Distilled Water in a spray bottle and spray like crazy, liberally. Set aside to dry. Voila no residue on the lenses.
Zeiss lens wipes, buy a box it last couple years
Go to Sam's Club and get a box of 200 OptiPlus lens wipes. They come in little sealed packs like alcohol swabs. Open and unfold. I use them on my glasses, binoculars, scopes and camera lens. I carry some in my backpack and my pocket. They work really great. Have used them for years and my eye doctor told me they work just as well, and safe on the lens, as the expensive stuff she sells.
From: Habitat for Wildlife
What Shuteye said is what I have had good results with.
I have the Zeiss wipes too. That said I never use them. I’ll blow on the glass and get the dust off. I figure every time I use one I’m adding some degree of microscopic scratches to the glass and over time they’ll start to show.