Taking Care of Gelatin Filters

Gelatin filters are prone to scratching if mishandled thus there is need of some special care when using gelatin filters.

  • Handled gelatin filters by the edges only.

  • When there are dirt particles or dust accumulated on the surface, brushed it off very lightly with a camel-hair brush or blown off with optical-grade compressed air.

  • Do not use lens-cleaning fluid or any other liquid cleaner.

  • Inspect gelatin filter surfaces often for dust and embedded dirt.

  • Gelatin filters should be stored in a dry, low-humidity environment of no more than 50 percent relative humidity because the gelatin itself is very susceptible to fungus growth.

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