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Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13"

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The Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth is a specially treated orange cloth that eliminates dust and static, and is indispensable when it comes to cleaning photographic negatives and prints.

This cloth is ideal when cleaning negatives and slides for scanning, or CD and DVD surfaces.

Dimensions: 13 x 13"

Note: should not be used to clean lenses as it is treated and will streak in some cases.

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IlfordAntistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13"
 
4.6

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (46)
  • Reliable (38)
  • Lightweight (36)
  • Durable (33)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (28)
  • Studio (19)
  • Home (12)
  • Landscape photography (10)
  • Macro photography (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (21), Semi-professional (16), Professional (7), Getting started (6), Casual user (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (42)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ilford Anti-static: The ONLY Choice

I used the Ilford Antistaticum anti-static cloth to remove dust particles from photographs prior to mounting and framing. I also used it to reduce static on plexiglass glazing. It works like magic: it...Read complete review

I used the Ilford Antistaticum anti-static cloth to remove dust particles from photographs prior to mounting and framing. I also used it to reduce static on plexiglass glazing. It works like magic: it picks up fine dust and dirt and reduces the annoying "static cling" of plastic surfaces--you know, when you clean with a normal rag, a surface looks clean and then the next minute, it pulls new dust toward itself. The Ilford cloth stops this process, so you just have to clean surfaces once. It's also very soft and does not leave scratches like paper or terry-cloth towels. It's not just the best choice: it's the ONLY choice.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A product whose usefulness eludes me

I am generally a fan of all things Ilford. This orange cloth is where I draw the line. Ilford brags about the wide variety of uses for this cloth such as wiping negatives,...Read complete review

I am generally a fan of all things Ilford. This orange cloth is where I draw the line. Ilford brags about the wide variety of uses for this cloth such as wiping negatives, and cleaning lenses. Frankly, I would strongly advise that you do neither of those two things with this cloth. Perhaps there is a creative movement afoot that values orange fibers all over an image. I haven't caught this fad yet. Wiping a negative with this cloth does indeed remove the dust - and replaces it with orange lint which in turn gets snagged and tangled in the sprocket holes (35mm film) and shows up all over your scans or prints. So that's one touted use that doesn't quite pan out... How's about wiping lenses? Seems like it should work, right? Not so much. The chemical treatment in the cloth leaves an oily smear all over the surface of the lens which is quite a pain to remove - requiring lens cleaning solution and multiple tissues. About the only thing I've found it to be good for is wiping down camera and lens bodies, which it does well, but why on earth anyone would want to pay this kind of price for what you could do with a $2 microfiber cloth is beyond me. Add to this the insult of the instructions - "Do not wash the cloth", presumably because the anti-static treatment will wash out. This means that the first time you get the thing a little dusty, it's ruined. Frankly I don't understand what other people see in this product. Can they not see the lint it leaves everywhere on negatives? Can they not see the waxy film it leaves on optics? Am I REALLY the only one who notices this?

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5.0

A must-have

By Jules

from New York

Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

This is a cheap but invaluable item to have for working with film. Removes virtually anything from the film without damaging it or leaving lint and dust. I've even used it to clean the emulsion side without any damage.

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5.0

Works well

By Max

from Medford, MA

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use

    Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

    I use it to quickly dust negatives. It does that very well.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Must have

    By Kris

    from Miami

    Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

    Works great and repels dust from my negs

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    3.0

    Helpful Cloth

    By JackRack

    from MD.

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Studio

      Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

      I use this to keep my scanner as clean as practical when scanning in old family photo's. If one did this professionally or was more picky than I about old vacation photo's, I think one would want more. As for me and my task, it's just fine.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Does the job

      By Baris

      from CT USA

      Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

      Works well but be careful on negatives it can drag dust and scratch it.

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      5.0

      Super Clean Negs!

      By rhizome

      from canada

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Ease
      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • simple
      • Time saver
      • Value

      Cons

      • Some Odor

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Negatives

      Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

      I use it to clean 120 & 35mm negatives of dust and it works great. Much less digital retouching necessary.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent Product

      By fizzy

      from Jax, FL

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Macro Photography
      • Studio

      Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

      Cleans up 120 negatives with ease and never had a problem, my favorite cleaning cloth hands down.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Darkroom necessity

      By Jmphoto

      from Charleston, SC

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

        I use this product on my negatives before enlarging and printing them. It is a great way to remove dust! I hold the negative inside the cloth and run it down try cloth several times, eliminating almost all dust.

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        5.0

        Great Product

        By kimmyw24

        from Akron, OH

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

          Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

          This is a great product for cleaning your negatives before you print!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Works Great!

          By GD

          from Ellensburg, WA

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Home
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio
            • Traveling

            Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

            Definitely something worth keeping on hand in the dark room and whenever using/coming in contact with developed film!

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            • No

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            5.0

            the industry standard!

            By Kate Law

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

                I love these little orange cloths. They're great for removing dust for so many things; film, scanners, photo filters...you name it!

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                5.0

                A must for working with your films

                By Tommy

                from Princeton, NJ

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

                  Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

                  I used this anti-static cloth to clean my negatives. It's very effective. And it's soft so it won't scratch. I would say it's more useful than canned compressed air and anti-static brushes for cleaning up marks and dust.

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                  5.0

                  Always a good buy

                  By Sam

                  from Brooklyn, New York

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

                    I prefer my anti static cloth to dust off. If kept in the bag and only taken out briefly to wipe off negatives, it will last you a long time. However if you accidentally drop it, I wouldn't use it again on your neg in fear of dust and scratches.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Never leave home without it

                    By Rebolution

                    from Brooklyn NY

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

                      I have used this product in the darkroom & our for 15 years. I would never be without one & am excited when it's time to buy a new one. So yeah, five stars.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Must have for darkroom

                      By Jkporter

                      from Cushing, OK

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

                        Great tool for keeping dust off negatives and helps reduce need for canned air when enlarging. Just right size and puts away easily. Strong material.

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                        • No

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                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        A product whose usefulness eludes me

                        By JamCam

                        from Florida

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Leaves residue on optics
                          • Linty
                          • Not Functional

                          Best Uses

                          • Wiping camera bodies

                          Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

                          I am generally a fan of all things Ilford. This orange cloth is where I draw the line. Ilford brags about the wide variety of uses for this cloth such as wiping negatives, and cleaning lenses. Frankly, I would strongly advise that you do neither of those two things with this cloth. Perhaps there is a creative movement afoot that values orange fibers all over an image. I haven't caught this fad yet. Wiping a negative with this cloth does indeed remove the dust - and replaces it with orange lint which in turn gets snagged and tangled in the sprocket holes (35mm film) and shows up all over your scans or prints. So that's one touted use that doesn't quite pan out... How's about wiping lenses? Seems like it should work, right? Not so much. The chemical treatment in the cloth leaves an oily smear all over the surface of the lens which is quite a pain to remove - requiring lens cleaning solution and multiple tissues. About the only thing I've found it to be good for is wiping down camera and lens bodies, which it does well, but why on earth anyone would want to pay this kind of price for what you could do with a $2 microfiber cloth is beyond me. Add to this the insult of the instructions - "Do not wash the cloth", presumably because the anti-static treatment will wash out. This means that the first time you get the thing a little dusty, it's ruined. Frankly I don't understand what other people see in this product. Can they not see the lint it leaves everywhere on negatives? Can they not see the waxy film it leaves on optics? Am I REALLY the only one who notices this?

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Good product

                          By sprinksmidge

                          from Farmville, Va

                          About Me Getting Started

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

                            Gets the job done, no more dust!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Absolutely Necessary

                            By Paul

                            from La Plata, MD

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Negatives

                              Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

                              Works great.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Works Good but not SPECIAL

                              By TLW Photography Tomasz Wasik

                              from New York, NY

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

                              Does its job but there is nothing to special about it?

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                              5.0

                              a must

                              By saramel

                              from Baton Rouge, La

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Ilford Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloth - 13 x 13":

                                    perfect for removing all traces of dust on negatives. Forget canned air, get this.

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                                    • No

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