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A product that does just what it says
on November 19, 2009
PEC-PADs are small squares of paper useful for cleaning lenses, mirrors, scanner/copier beds, etc. They are soft and essentially lint free. To my knowledge, no paper or cloth is absolutely lint free so if you, like another reviewer, go looking for fibers with a jeweler's loupe you'll probably find some. Fortunately, if they are so small they can only be seen under significant magnification, they will cause you no image degradation.
I do encourage users to keep the opened packages in a clean, dust-free environment such as a small plastic food container. If dust settles on the pads it can be transferred to the lens. In fact, it is quite easy to pick up some grit from any number of sources, including the glass surface, itself, and then abrade the lens inadvertently. In other words, " ultra soft and lint-free" refers to the virgin pads and should not lead one to a false sense of security.
My only other objection is the obscenely high price. That, alas, is to be expected with specialty items of this type. Buy from Amazon or a reliable internet seller such as Adorama or BH and you'll save money over camera store prices.
In short, a good product that performs exactly as described.