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Tiffen Lens Cleaning Tissue - Pack of 50 Sheets

4.4 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews

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  • Extremely soft and non-abrasive
  • Meets government lens paper specifications; Type 1, Class 1 product Specification AA-50177
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Product Description

Designed for use with delicate lenses and sensitive surfaces. Ideal for coated optics and laser cleaning applications.

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Item Weight 5 ounces
Shipping Weight 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B0000AQJ5Z
Item model number EK1546027T-1
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4.4 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,421 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Lens Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com June 17, 2003

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First thing there is no "kit"-- it simply is a package of lens cleaning tissues. Secondly, this is not a Kodak product-- nowhere on the packaging does the trade name "Kodak" appear. The image that appears in the Amazon product description is not representative of the delivered product. The outer package is light gray and exhibits the Tiffen product name. In a side by side comparison with the Kodak product that I have, the copy that appears on the front and back of the outer package is exactly the same, word for word. The quality and texture of the tissue itself is the same as well as the quantity of tissues per pack (50 sheets). All this leads me to believe that the products are identical, except for the packaging.

Now a note on lens cleaning: Who came up with the idea of using microfiber cloths for cleaning lenses? First thing, there is a tremendous difference in the quality and materials used in microfiber cloths. They are not all the same. Are you going to risk using a cloth that attracts dirt like a magnet to clean an expensive Leica or Zeiss lens? Are you really going to wash it after each use? And what effect do the detergent and water deposits left behind have on the lens and optical coatings? Microfiber cloths may be useful for cleaning inexpensive lenses, but I certainly wouldn't risk potential damage to a $3,000 lens. These cloths are good for cleaning all lens and camera surfaces except the lens glass.

To use this product: Always blow any foreign material from the lens surface with a high quality blower like the Giottos Rocket blower or similar product. Then using a high quality, clean retractable lens cleaning brush, lightly sweep the lens surface. Blow off the lens brush with the blower after sweeping and before storing.
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Tiffen is the company that made the Kodak Lens Tissue in the yellow slip cover that we all knew and loved. Evidently Tiffen no longer has the license to sell this product under the Kodak name - hence the reason you see the Tiffen brand on the box.

It is true, there is no other way to clean a lens correctly than with lens tissue. The new microfiber cloths that all of the chain photo stores are now carrying can create a false sense of security and lead to acratching of your lenses.
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By G. Davis on September 11, 2008
These tissues work very well for cleaning coated lenses. They are not re-usable, one lens and then throw it away.

Other people who have purchased this have complained about the packaging. Tiffen has always made the tissues for Kodak, as well as Kodak's Wratten glass and gelatin filters. Kodak discontinued this product but Tiffen continued to make them under their own name. It is the same tissue as before, and it works very well.
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Tiffen lens tissue is the best available for the average consumer. As other reviewers have said, this IS the tissue that used to have the Kodak label. Tiffen was the supplier, and now they sell it under their own name. Even the package has the same product description verbatim as on the Kodak package: "A soft, lintless paper specially prepared for cleaning lenses, filters, and other highly polished glass surfaces. Safe for coated lenses too."

You will not go wrong if you buy Tiffen lens cleaning paper to clean your camera lenses or your glasses. It will not make scratches. I also use it as an absorbent material for my clarinet playing to wick away moisture from the clarinet pads (it works great and is a lot quieter than regular tissue paper).

If you're looking for an alternative product, try the company ThorLabs and do a product search for cleaning tissue. ThorLabs manufactures optical components for research and industry. They also sell their own lens cleaning paper, and the price is comparable to Tiffen: less than 2 bucks for 25 sheets. Who knows, maybe Tiffen is their supplier, too :) The lens paper by ThorLabs is intended for use in research-grade optical work with delicate microscope objectives, expensive focusing lenses, specialized filters, and other components. The Tiffen paper is probably just as good, too, if it's not actually the same product.
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The use of expendable tissues is the only way to clean highly polished lenses being sure it won't be harmed. I just can't trust any kind of wiping cloth to be absolutely clean at the moment it touches my cameras' lenses. And these specific ones work greatly with cleaning fluid, not melting at all when soaked up. No lint, no fibbers, no marks on the cleaned surface.

Tiffen used to make the great Kodak tissues, those well known trusty ones that everybody loved. These are exactly the same ones, same size, same material, same quality, on a white envelope with Tiffen's name on it.

Only drawback is the slight difficulty to draw one single unit from the envelope at a time. Frequently two of them come out together, sometimes a few o them get disarranged inside the package and the thing becomes a bit disorganized. Not a big deal, it's just a pity to sees this fine material loose it's good look. I wish it worked like the regular paper tissue boxes, pick up a tissue and another one sticks out. That would be the perfect usability matching the perfect material.
Highly recommended.
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