How do you guys clean your microscope lenses?
Hello. First,thanks for any help!
I got an AmScope SE400-Z. It’s supposed to be an awesome microscope for soldering!
But here’s the problem... I tried 2 of those scopes, and both lenses in both scopes have quite a bit of dust and the second was terrible in the right lens. It’s the eyepiece, but on the rear side, not the side you press your eyes up against.
I tried cleaning them with a brand new microfiber cloth, it just made it worse and super dusty and left marks. I tried Q-Tips as I heard 100% cotton Q-Tips with rubbing alcohol are good. I tried that, rubbing it in a circular motion, but it just made it worse.
I can’t seem to find a way to remove the dust. I also bought canned air,and it just won’t work!
What am I doing wrong? What if I was to switch to 20x lenses for something, and dust got on the 10x when I take them out? It’s not as bad now since I found the 2 lenses with the least dust, but I’m baffled.
Will lens paper or kimwipes really work much better? Because even the micro cloth sucked!!! And yes,it’s the kind for glasses and tv screens.
Thanks for any help!
Is this a good question?