Cleaning Fingerprints From Hybrid Viewfinder

Discussion in 'Fuji X100, X100S, and X100T' started by ean10775, May 7, 2013.

  1. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Eric
    What is the best way to clean fingerprints or smudges from the front facing part of the hybrid viewfinder on and X100/X100S/X-Pro 1? Microfiber cloth? Lenspen? What about the rear facing side? The same?
     
  2. drewbot

    drewbot FujiXspot Regular

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    Well to be safe may as well clean it as you would a lens. My lenstip circular thing fits on the eye-side of the OVF/EVF
     
  3. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Jay
    I use a lens pen to clean the eye side, and a cleaning cloth or lens pen on the lens side.
     
  4. otalp

    otalp FujiXspot Regular

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    Isopropanol and distilled water 70:30 and a soft fuzz-free cloth. Remove particles with a brush first.
     
  5. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    ^ I'm not crazy about the idea of liquid cleaning any electronic device so I think I'll just go the Lenspen route
     
  6. otalp

    otalp FujiXspot Regular

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    Nor am I. You need to get the cloth damp and wipe away the fingerprint. Soaking the unit will definitely not be a good idea, no matter what optics you are dealing with.

    For cleaning electronics, there exist specific cleaning agents.
     
  7. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Jay
    I just brush it off first to get the dust particles, then use little warm breath on the glass to loosen any oil or dirt before applying the lens pen or cloth. No cleaning solution is really needed in my experience, though a full 'wet cleaning' like people do for lenses certainly isn't going to hurt anything.
     
  8. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    lenspen, here.

    (Sent from my EVO via Tapatalk)
     
  9. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    + 1
     
  10. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    ^yep - that's the route I ended up taking - works a treat!