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Photographic Solutions E Wipe Professional Cleaning System for Critical Optics (25 Sheets)

You Pay: $26.95

Keep your lenses and other optical glass dust free and wipe off any smuges without scraching. These soft, pre-moistened cleaning pads are safe for all kinds of optical glass - from lenses to scanner plates to filters - even imaging sensors.

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Photographic SolutionsE Wipe Professional Cleaning System
 
3.9

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (3)

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    (3)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Compact (4)
  • Cleans effectively (3)
  • Gentle (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (4), Quality oriented (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice to have in a pinch.

    I use these single use disposable e-Wipes to clean my lenses in a pinch. These are a little expensive for everyday use when you compare them to the Pec Pads and Eclipse Solution combo...Read complete review

    I use these single use disposable e-Wipes to clean my lenses in a pinch. These are a little expensive for everyday use when you compare them to the Pec Pads and Eclipse Solution combo (home use) but are far more convenient as you're not juggling two items plus your lens. I usually keep a couple in my bag. Instead of using my shirt, dirty microfiber cloths, or 5 year old lens tissue located on the bottom of my camera bag, I use e-Wipe because they're sealed and always clean and free from collecting grit or other contaminants unlike the other products. This is especially important with my Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 bare lens where protective filters can't be used because this lens doesn't take any.

    If you're a purist and don't like using filters or a filter is not even an option; this is the way to go. A dirty lens cloth or any cleaning product that's improperly stored will trap dust and grit that will scratch glass.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Difficult to use

    Before I can even begin you will have to read the following instructions provided with the product.

    "To use, tear open a packet (notch) and remove wipe. With a...Read complete review

    Before I can even begin you will have to read the following instructions provided with the product.

    "To use, tear open a packet (notch) and remove wipe. With a gentle flick of the wrist, the pad will unfold. This should be done with one hand to minimize handling. Lightly wipe across the surface to be cleaned in a single direction only. Do not go over a previously cleaned area with the same wipe, or re-use a wipe at any time, as the dirt collected can cause severe damage. Be sure you are properly grounded BEFORE handling equipment. To remain residue free, these wipes do not contain an antistatic agent."

    My first comment is that lenses are round and have corners near the edges so wiping in a single direction is problematic, and the best you can do is to wipe around the circumference in a single wipe. Then if you have a large diameter lens you will have to use multiple wipes working in concentric circles until you get to the center and then another additional wipe to wipe across the center of the lens. But after doing all that, I found my lens was heavily streaked with residue, and dirtier than when I started. I found this hard to believe and figured the wipes were likely clean and what had happened was that the methanol in the wipes had extracted oil from my fingers which then penetrated the relatively thin wipe and wound up on the lens. In order to test whether that was the case, I cleaned the lens a second time wearing polyethylene gloves, but the oil from the first time was still present so a third cleaning was required to get the lens completely clean.
    Now if lenses were flat, without any corners, smaller than the width of the wipes, and we didn't have any oil on our finger tips, this would be a great product, but unfortunately that is not the case.

    As it turns out, this is a very expensive "convenience product" that turned out to be very inconvenient, and I would think impossible to use in the field.

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    5.0

    Best solution:shipable & TSA allowed

    By Over Engineer

    from Iowa

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Photographic Solutions E Wipe Professional Cleaning System:

      TSA will allow the entire box to pass security. This is also how you can get the fluid shipped. Otherwise, you have to visit the NYC store. Works wonderfully. No streaks or residue and is safe for sensors and lenses. This can save you hours in post production when you have a problem in the field.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      great for travel

      By kiwibonds

      from ny, ny

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Fantastic For Travel

      Cons

      • Sometimes A Bit Over-wet

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Photographic Solutions E Wipe Professional Cleaning System:

      i've used these for a few years now and its much less stressful than smuggling eclipse past the TSA.. One minor complaint - sometimes these are pretty wet, sometimes pretty dry. Maybe i have left them too long and they've dried out. I actually prefer the less wet ones - if the pad is sopping wet they leave fluid marks on the lens as the cleaning stuff evaporates. A wipe down with a dry pec pad does the trick, but seems an unnecessary complication.Be careful to read the instructions - if you touch the fluid i guess it dissolves oil on your fingers and you smear this all over your glass. I reckon this can happen through the pad as well so usually leave them folded over.

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      5.0

      Nice to have in a pinch.

      By Outdoor Guy

      from Canada

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cleans Effectively
      • Easy to carry
      • Easy To Use
      • Gentle

      Cons

      • Cost

      Best Uses

      • In a pinch lens cleaning

      Comments about Photographic Solutions E Wipe Professional Cleaning System:

      I use these single use disposable e-Wipes to clean my lenses in a pinch. These are a little expensive for everyday use when you compare them to the Pec Pads and Eclipse Solution combo (home use) but are far more convenient as you're not juggling two items plus your lens. I usually keep a couple in my bag. Instead of using my shirt, dirty microfiber cloths, or 5 year old lens tissue located on the bottom of my camera bag, I use e-Wipe because they're sealed and always clean and free from collecting grit or other contaminants unlike the other products. This is especially important with my Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 bare lens where protective filters can't be used because this lens doesn't take any.

      If you're a purist and don't like using filters or a filter is not even an option; this is the way to go. A dirty lens cloth or any cleaning product that's improperly stored will trap dust and grit that will scratch glass.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      4.0

      Very handy and work great too!

      By WyBuzyBee

      from Wyoming

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cleans Effectively
      • Easy To Use
      • Gentle
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Camera lens

        Comments about Photographic Solutions E Wipe Professional Cleaning System:

        I used the product on my lens and inside my camera. Nice and clean.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        1.0

        Difficult to use

        By Dah

        from NYC

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Pros

          Cons

          • Expensive
          • Hard To Use

          Best Uses

            Comments about Photographic Solutions E Wipe Professional Cleaning System:

            Before I can even begin you will have to read the following instructions provided with the product.

            "To use, tear open a packet (notch) and remove wipe. With a gentle flick of the wrist, the pad will unfold. This should be done with one hand to minimize handling. Lightly wipe across the surface to be cleaned in a single direction only. Do not go over a previously cleaned area with the same wipe, or re-use a wipe at any time, as the dirt collected can cause severe damage. Be sure you are properly grounded BEFORE handling equipment. To remain residue free, these wipes do not contain an antistatic agent."

            My first comment is that lenses are round and have corners near the edges so wiping in a single direction is problematic, and the best you can do is to wipe around the circumference in a single wipe. Then if you have a large diameter lens you will have to use multiple wipes working in concentric circles until you get to the center and then another additional wipe to wipe across the center of the lens. But after doing all that, I found my lens was heavily streaked with residue, and dirtier than when I started. I found this hard to believe and figured the wipes were likely clean and what had happened was that the methanol in the wipes had extracted oil from my fingers which then penetrated the relatively thin wipe and wound up on the lens. In order to test whether that was the case, I cleaned the lens a second time wearing polyethylene gloves, but the oil from the first time was still present so a third cleaning was required to get the lens completely clean.
            Now if lenses were flat, without any corners, smaller than the width of the wipes, and we didn't have any oil on our finger tips, this would be a great product, but unfortunately that is not the case.

            As it turns out, this is a very expensive "convenience product" that turned out to be very inconvenient, and I would think impossible to use in the field.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Works well

            By Steve

            from New York

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cleans Effectively
            • Easy To Use
            • Gentle

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cleaning IR filter

              Comments about Photographic Solutions E Wipe Professional Cleaning System:

              Used the e-wipes to clean an IR filter in front of a sensor. Worked really well and super easy. These cost more than swabs+ eclipse solution, so you're paying for the ease of use. The e-wipes were recommended in the camera's manual.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              3.0

              Decent wipe

              By HarryT

              from Dover, DE

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography

                Comments about Photographic Solutions E Wipe Professional Cleaning System:

                Cleans very well, does not scratch. I wouldn't trust cleaning my sensor with this though. As another reviewer noted, passing over the same area will leave a residue that needs to be buffed out with a microfiber cloth or lenspaper.

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                • No

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                3.0

                Quick and easy cleaning of lenses

                By Ole

                from Norway

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography

                  Comments about Photographic Solutions E Wipe Professional Cleaning System:

                  Got this product as a alternative to the traditional lens cleaner liquid and lens tissue when a bag is not carried.

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                  5.0

                  They just work.

                  By The Puglet

                  from San Francisco

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Photographic Solutions E Wipe Professional Cleaning System:

                        I'm a dog photog and deal with lots of slobber and salt water and am always wiping some schmutz off my lens. You'd think any decent lens cleaner would work, but if you're super nitpicky (me!) you'll notice that a lot of cleaners leave smears/funk behind.

                        eEwipes get them nice and clean :)

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                        3.0

                        Good and Bad

                        By Yoav

                        from San Diego, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Photographic Solutions E Wipe Professional Cleaning System:

                              I use to wipe my lenses. The instructions say "do not go over a previously cleaned area." and they mean it. It cleans great on the first wipe, but all subsequent wipes leave a residue.

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                              4.0

                              I would buy this product again.

                              By Aaron the Cadet

                              from Dahlonega, Georgia

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Macro Photography

                                Comments about Photographic Solutions E Wipe Professional Cleaning System:

                                I've had some spots on my lens on the inside of the camera that I couldn't get rid of. I bought these wipes hoping I wouldn't have to send my camera off to get cleaned. The wipes worked and the spots and the dust are gone.

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                                5.0

                                Works great!

                                By GC Photography

                                from Lagrangeville, NY

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                • A bit expensive

                                Best Uses

                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Photographic Solutions E Wipe Professional Cleaning System:

                                I bought the E Wipe before a recent shoot just in case I had a dust problem. As it happens, I had an issue with some rather bad particles on my camera's sensor that just wouldn't come off with air. I used the E Wipe and it cleaned it off perfectly with no residue left behind. It seems a little pricey, but it does work as advertised.

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