Cleaning binocular lenses

To: "Alastair & Clare Smith" <>, "BIRDING-AUS" <>
Subject: Cleaning binocular lenses
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 16:58:56 -0700
Alastair Smith asked

Friday, September 24, 2004 8:43 PM
Subject: Cleaning binocular lenses

> Down here at Jervis Bay (NSW south coast) I use a pair of bins that are
> constantly subjected to salty air. I was considering how best to clean the
> lenses and I would like to know if anyone has advice about the best way to
> clean salt spray off lenses. Has anyone advice on the utility of spectacle
> lens cleaner on binocular lenses.
> Cheers
> Alastair

Having exposed my bins to salt spray more than most I find the best way to
clean them is the same as for spectacles - soap and water! And when at sea,
douse frequently in fresh water. It's easier to see through water droplets
than a salty deposit. Of course your bins must be waterproof!

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mt Eliza    VIC     3930
Ph:  (03) 9787 7136

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