1. locoman56's Avatar
    I never thought to use a cleaning cloth to clean the lens of the camera on my phone because I really never had a phone with a decent camera so I never used a phone to take so many pictures. I took some pictures and noticed that they weren't quite clear. I wiped the lens and noticed a dramatic improvement. Take a look at my two pics that I took one after the other seven minutes apart. Also I noticed that the lens can film over quite frequently since it's not covered with a lens cap.



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    05-26-2010 07:25 PM
  2. SpartanDroid's Avatar
    Ya i try to keep my lense always clean. That is actually the one things I am worried about on this phone. Since I have the Zagg screen protector I dont have to worry about the screen. I worry about the camera because it protrudes so much from that back. I basically always set it on the screen because that will never get damaged. Anyone else have the fear that the lens is so easy to damage and render it useless?
    05-26-2010 08:01 PM
  3. NVNJ's Avatar
    wow. That's a huge difference. Good stuff.
    05-26-2010 08:02 PM
  4. IncredibleLane's Avatar
    Wow! I'm cleaning off my lens as we speak!
    05-26-2010 08:05 PM
  5. CRKhead's Avatar
    May I ask where you got the larger telescope?
    05-26-2010 08:08 PM
  6. aplittle's Avatar
    Man that is a big difference. Nice tip. Thanks for posting.
    05-26-2010 08:08 PM
  7. Kyle Gibb's Avatar
    if you get a case it might help a bit, so at least the lense would be flush with the back and not sticking out. Wonder how long it will be until we start seeing lense caps for phone cameras?
    05-26-2010 08:09 PM
  8. locoman56's Avatar
    May I ask where you got the larger telescope?
    It's a 10" dob and I got it here Dobsonian Telescope: Shop Zhumell & Meade Dobsonian Telescopes
    05-26-2010 08:15 PM
  9. rpfarrah's Avatar
    That's quite a difference. Thanks!
    05-26-2010 09:24 PM
  10. CRKhead's Avatar
    Thanks, Loco... I've been thinking about upgrading my standard telescope and the first part of my thinking was pricing and finding a reputable dealer...
    05-27-2010 07:21 AM
  11. Joker35's Avatar
    thanks for the tip.
    05-27-2010 08:29 AM
  12. Argent's Avatar
    yeah my friend was complaining about how bad his Moto Droids camera was compared to mine - and we tried to do comparison shots - his was horrible - I tried to take a pic with it to see if it was just him or me - and then I noticed his lens was covered in schmutz so I wiped it off and presto! his images looked 1000 times better.

    Being a photographer - I'm always making sure my lens is clean before I shoot - its become 2nd nature now

    good tip though!
    05-27-2010 09:16 AM
  13. nofsinger6's Avatar
    I took a leftover screen protector from an old phone and cut out a little circle to match the diameter of the camera lens to protect it from scratches, damage, etc. It seems to work pretty well and does not take any quality away from the pics if you get it on there good.
    05-27-2010 09:52 AM
  14. bigk's Avatar
    Still waiting for my phone. But what is the best and safest way to clean the camera lens?
    05-27-2010 12:47 PM
  15. Argent's Avatar
    I use my shirt :P
    05-27-2010 01:21 PM
  16. DreamSTi's Avatar
    I use my shirt :P
    Same here, just wipe it off real quick before I take any pictures.
    05-27-2010 01:31 PM
  17. zachavm's Avatar
    I took a leftover screen protector from an old phone and cut out a little circle to match the diameter of the camera lens to protect it from scratches, damage, etc. It seems to work pretty well and does not take any quality away from the pics if you get it on there good.
    Unfortunatly, if you aren't removing that bit every time you take a picture it won't do much good. The problem isn't scratching of the surface, it's that junk (dirt, grease from your skin, hair, or whatever) gets on the glass/plastic that covers the lens. That's why cameras have lens caps.

    I remember that some phones used to have sliding lens caps that you would manually open when you wanted to take pics. I miss this and wish it was still a feature of phones. Hopfully HTC will take up this practice as it's sure to help dramaticly.

    Finally, if you want to clean your lens, be sure to do it right by cleaning all points of failure. Remove the back cover and clean both the inside and outside of the plastic window. Then clean the interior lens of your phone. Dust commonly makes it's way inside almost all back covers of phones.
    05-27-2010 01:31 PM
  18. fillossofer's Avatar
    Next time you're in Walmart look for a box of lens cleaners. They sell them near the optical dept for around $2. It is a box of wet wipes soaked in alcohol. BEST. PHONE CLEANER. EVER. I use them on my entire phone every couple of days. They make it look brand new and they don't have as much risk of water damage because alcohol evaporates so much faster and more completely than water based solvents. You might also find alcohol swabs in the pharmacy area, the ones used for cleaning wounds.
    05-27-2010 01:39 PM
  19. Paladin's Avatar
    To this day I can never understand how hard it would be to have a small sliding shutter over the lens on these phones. It would not add cost really and very little space. I guess they like the way the protruding lens looks.
    05-27-2010 04:16 PM
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    ..........
    07-05-2011 02:21 AM
  21. PDX_Scott99's Avatar
    Nice Dob!

    I've built two...an 8" Dob on a friend's design. And a truss-tube 12" F/6. LOVE that telescope.

    Thanks for the tip on cleaning the lense.

    Scott T
    07-11-2011 04:29 PM
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