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05-03-2009, 06:43 AM   #1
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Should I use Lube ?

Hi, Should I use some sort of lube or grease on my filter threads to help preserve the threads from wearing into the lens threads?

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Probably not. too much of a risk for the lubricant to migrate to lens and filter glass.

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Hi, Should I use some sort of lube or grease on my filter threads to help preserve the threads from wearing into the lens threads?

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no.

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He was posting about photography?

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He was posting about photography?
Well, I'll take foreplay over lube anytime. I was giving him the benefit of the doubt regarding the subject.
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He was posting about photography?
I hate to ask what else you use filter threads and lenses for . . .
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Probably not. too much of a risk for the lubricant to migrate to lens and filter glass.

Cheers. Mike.
KY Jelly is waterbased and can be easily cleaned up with water. Also low risk of migration.
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Use a No. 6B pencil. That is almost pure graphite; a dry lubricant that will prevent threads to get stuck, and no "migration" posibility. In fact, graphite is a well used "cleaning agent" for glass surfaces. Just check what are "lens pens'" pads coverd with.

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Well, I'll take foreplay over lube anytime.

I didn't know the two were mutually exclusive.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rburgoss Quote
Use a No. 6B pencil. That is almost pure graphite[...]
...which can be found in an art supply store, along with jars of powdered graphite.

B grades are soft pencils - the higher the number, the more graphite (and less clay). 9B is the purest graphite pencil.

H grades are hard pencils - the higher the number, the more clay (and less graphite).
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Well, I'll take foreplay over lube anytime. I was giving him the benefit of the doubt regarding the subject.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Anya Quote
KY Jelly is waterbased and can be easily cleaned up with water. Also low risk of migration.
I am not familiar with KY jelly,,, ,so i did not know that.
Graphite ( or pencil ) works great as a lubricant, we used it in our rifles when it was too cold for oil. However, it could prove to be troublesome because it is a powder and might get sucked inside of lens.
Just my opinion.

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OK, Thanks guys. So it's not a big deal to not worry about lubricating the threads of the lens's for better treatment and longer life then?

I just wondered. This is all new to me.

I'm actually thinking I might give in and get a plain protector or UV filter for my lens's and leave it on permanent. Then the thread that I am wearing out is the replaceable filter which is a much better feeling.

I don't tightening them up either. I just put them on till they stop as they are usually only on for a few shots.

I've been looking at getting a lens pen too for a while. But everything I seem to buy on Ebay lately is fake / knock off. Had a bad experience with a fake SanDisk SD card recently that fell apart (Brittle plastic).

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I've been looking at getting a lens pen too for a while. But everything I seem to buy on Ebay lately is fake / knock off. Had a bad experience with a fake SanDisk SD card recently that fell apart (Brittle plastic).

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Well, most camera stores seem to carry them - look for the Sima brand. They run $8 - $12 US.
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Cross threading is more likely to cause a problem then thread wear. Personally I would not worry about lubricating the filter thread and adding the potential for contamination of the lens.
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