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01-06-2009, 03:53 PM   #1
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glass filters ?

I just kited myself out with some filters but blast they attract dust like a pin to a magnet, of course they are plastic (or more pomposly named plexiglass) I was wondering, can you get real glass filters nowadays ?


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QuoteOriginally posted by simons-photography Quote
I just kited myself out with some filters but blast they attract dust like a pin to a magnet, of course they are plastic (or more poposly named plexiglass) I was wondering, can you get real glass filters nowadays ?
Yes. I think that screw on filters are probably all still glass. If you are looking for Cokin style square filters, I think you have to go to Singh Ray to get glass, though I could be wrong.
Don't worry about dust on the plastic filters, it wont hurt anything unless you have the entire Sahara desert stuck to them.
And don't clean the plastic ones by wiping them with a lens cloth or tissue or whatever. Wash em in a sink of warm water with a really small amount of dish detergent, the idea being to gently float the dust off of them.
To do otherwise is to risk scratching them, which is far worse than the dust you want to remove.
Of course, if you can blow the dust off, so much the better, but generally this doesn't seem to work well with plastic filters, I think the moving air (or gas if you use canned) adds static to the filter.
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hm problem is trudginh across a field as fast as I wipe them clean they are covered again but I'll definitely get them a wash
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You could try Endust (applied with a microfiber cloth) after the washing with mild dish detergent. I would try it on a corner of the filter first to make sure it won't harm the filter coating. Another option is to pick up some spray eyeglass cleaner from an eyeglass company. They usually have an anti-static agent and no ammonia to harm the coating.

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soyour suggesting coating the filter is a substance that does not attract dust ? where do I find such (miracolous to me) product sounds like and option
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