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#1 Annie Wengenroth

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 01:58 PM

I was at the local outdoor supply store looking for a new messenger bag (BTW if you guys want a great bag made of recycled materials, for a set bag or otherwise, check out Osprey!) and I came across these little chamois sponges called Snow Erasers, made by Smith (the snowboard/ski goggle company). One side has a chamois and the other is a sponge. It seems like they might be good for lenses and filters in not-so-good weather conditions. I am going to test one on a crappy lens at work to make sure, but if it seems like they work, I'll let everyone know. It reminds me of the Lens Pen a little bit, just in sponge form. They are $3 each.
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 11:48 PM

That sounds pretty good. Let us know how they work.

Make sure you check to see that any dye that might be on them doesn't come off with pancro. I swear that stuff will remove anything.
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#3 Chris Keth

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 02:21 AM

Did you ever try these sponge thingies out, Annie?
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#4 Annie Wengenroth

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:08 PM

The sponge side works wonders in torrential thunderstorms, though I only use it on filters. The chamois side is ok for lenses if you moisten it with lens cleaner. So as someone who hates the wasteful nature of lens paper/tissue, I consider it a worthy investment. I have yet to try it on my snowboarding goggles.
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