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03-12-2021, 02:34 AM   #1
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Sea Salt on Lens/Filter

What is the best way to clean sea spray off lens and filters?

I didn't think I was close enough to get any spray and can't say I felt any but a thin film has developed. I'm guessing it will be salty and therefore more of a risk with regard to scratching!?

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If on the filter, wash gently with de-ionised or distilled water.
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Yes on the filter.

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You should wipe down the camera and lens body with a damp towel too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
You should wipe down the camera and lens body with a damp towel too.
I wouldn't worry too much about the deionized or distilled water. More important to get the salt off the glass. Any water that is fit for drinking will be fine for rinsing a filter. Wiping the camera down with a damp cloth, as noted, is also a good idea. Again, just potable tap water is all that is required.
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When I go to the beach/ocean, I try to take my weather-sealed lenses so cleaning them off later is less risky.
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Thanks for the info all. I'll give all a wipe down.

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I'd try to dissolve the salt before trying to wipe it... I wouldn't try to wipe the crystals in solid form. Since it's on the filter, it's easy: unscrew it, and run the tap as advised by others (depending on the water hardness where you live - maybe once it's dry use a cleaning product in order to remove the residue, if any).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
I wouldn't worry too much about the deionized or distilled water. More important to get the salt off the glass. Any water that is fit for drinking will be fine for rinsing a filter. Wiping the camera down with a damp cloth, as noted, is also a good idea. Again, just potable tap water is all that is required.
Yep, do what he said.
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