Cleaning Leica IR Filter?

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by ryan_peck, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. Hi,

    Anyone have any advice on cleaning the IR filters for the M8? I've managed to get a spot of something on it
    and am not sure how to clean it. I didn't realize that the surface of the filter was cat tongue-like so am
    unsure how to proceed.

    any thoughts much appreciated.
  2. I've been breathing on mine and wiping them with the end of my t-shirt. Nothing bad has happened yet.
  3. I have been having some issues also with smearing. Breathing seems to be the best really
    though. I had eraser marks on mine from fitting one into a adapter for the WATE and it was
    tough to clean
  4. I've been using essentially the same type of filters with a couple of Nikon D100 for about 4 years. T-shirts are sufficiently abrasive to trash them over time (they are multi layer filter, you destroy it one layer at a time). I usually use ROR and Pec-Pads.

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