Re: [Microscope] Re: Zeiss lens cleaner
- Hi Greg M..I just visited you useful Zeiss link, thank you. But they call: 'benzoline a medical alcohol'!?? I thought benzoline =benzine? Since when is benzine termed: medical alcohol? I now am confused. And is this for current/relatively current Zeiss lens vrs Carl Zeiss/West Germany Planapo lens? There may be no answer...on my vintage stands I have always used ethanol, of course sparingly. all the best, charlie guevara
From: Greg M. <greg@...>
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 3:11 PM
Subject: [Microscope] Re: Zeiss lens cleaner
Zeiss doesn't rule out an alcohol solution but they recommend trying distilled water first. See http://www.zeiss.com/4125681F004E2140/EmbedTitelIntern/HowToCleanOpticalComponents/$File/CleaningRecommendations.pdf
I suspect the "free sample" they mention might look like the little bottle of cleaning solution for sale on eBay that was linked earlier. Greg M.
--- In Microscope@yahoogroups.com, "WilliamM" <wamman219@...> wrote:
> These cleaners contain alcohol. As such, I would not use these on older Zeiss eyepieces or objectives.
> --- In Microscope@yahoogroups.com, Chris Albertson <albertson.chris@> wrote:
> > Amazon sells the same stuff. Of at least all the bottles say "Zeiss" and
> > "lens cleaner". Amazon also has packets of lens tissue pre-soaked in the
> > cleaner. From the comments, this stuff works well. I think it is
> > something that evaporates very fast. People there are using it is
> > eyeglasses and camera equipment and seem to be happy with it. I think it
> > is ethanol based.
> > If you want to know what is really in it get the MDS. Google will find it
> > for you. Best I can figure from reading it the cleaner contains alcohol
> > http://www1.af-net.com/msds/001/001CLCK2.pdf
> > This might not be the same stuff. But you can always hunt down a Saftey
> > Sheet and figure out what is inside a bottle.
> > On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 2:58 AM, mecium.para <mecium.para@> wrote:
> > > **
> > >
> > >
> > > As luck (or whatever) has it, item # 300865798659 has
> > > popped up on ebay from an seller with whom I have had a good
> > > transaction. It's called "Zeiss Lens Cleaner." I don't
> > > know if it is the right stuff to use with 1960s Zeiss objectives,
> > > but perhaps the seller knows.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > --
> > Chris Albertson
> > Redondo Beach, California
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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- Bad form to reply to ones own emails but
>Should have mentioned for anyone wanting to trace this down most of the web
> On bare glass, one readily available agent that has been used by people
> making photographic plates (like making the emulsion and coating the
> is NapiSan. Or is it NappySan ?? The glass is simply left to soak in a
> Because of the coating the surface needs to be very clean and it seems to
> work. Somewhere there is web material on this.
> Also labelled as a Soaking and Cleaning agent in Supermarkets possibly to
> bypass the above trade name.
> Anyway, it contains a high percentage of Sodium PerCarbonate which is a
> strong oxidizer.
material was about making Plates for Holography.