How to clean Camera Filters - Ultrasonic Cleaning Lens Filters

Cleaning camera filters is an essential part of maintaining the quality of photographs. Over time, filters can accumulate grease and other contaminants, which can affect the clarity and sharpness of the images. To ensure that camera filters are free from contamination, it is important to follow a rigorous cleaning process that can be completed quickly and efficiently. It is possible to clean multiple camera filters quickly and efficiently. This process is particularly useful for professional photographers who need to clean a large number of filters on a regular basis. By using the right cleaning solutions and temperature controls, it is possible to ensure that camera filters are free from all contamination and ready to produce high-quality images.

Before starting the cleaning process, it is important to consider the materials and contamination involved. Camera filters are typically made from either resin or glass, and can be contaminated with grease and other particles that may affect image quality. To effectively remove these contaminants, a combination of cleaning solutions and temperature controls is necessary.

Customers Criteria: Free from all contamination
Material: Resin and glass
Component: Camera filters
Contamination prior to cleaning: Grease

Ultrasonic Cleaner Cleaning Fluid Temperature(s) Concentration
Kemet 6 Wash Galvex 20.01 45°C 2%
Kemet 6 Rinse Tap water 30°C 100%
Versa 120 Dryer N/A 65°C N/A

Process for cleaning multiple camera filters at once:

The first step in the process is to preheat the ultrasonic tank to the required temperature and degass the solution for 10 minutes. This ensures that the cleaning solution is at the optimal temperature and free from any trapped gas that may affect the cleaning process. Next, use a stainless steel 304 wire as a fixture to support the lens while cleaning. This enables the lens to stand up without floating, which is important for achieving an even cleaning result. Submerge the camera filter in the Galvex 20.01 cleaning solution and wash for 3 minutes. Galvex 20.01 is an alkaline cleaning solution that is highly effective at removing grease and other contaminants from camera filters. After the filter has been submerged in the cleaning solution for 3 minutes, rinse it in tap water for 1 minute. This step is important for removing any remaining cleaning fluid that may cause staining on the filter. Finally, dry the filter in a hot air dryer set at 65°C for 5 minutes. This will ensure that the filter is completely dry and ready for use.

Note: It is important to note that the lenses may not be 100% spot-free after the cleaning process. This is because tap water typically contains high mineral content that can leave spots on the filter. To achieve a spot-free finish, an additional DI water rinse would be required.

Before cleaning camera filter

before cleaning camera filter

After cleaning camera filter

after cleaning camera filter

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