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There should be some kind of a nut, that you can unscrew to pop out the lens. Make sure you place the lens on some lens paper or microfibre cloth so it doesn't get scratched.
I can't figure out how to unscrew it though :/
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See that ring inside the barrel? That's what you have to unscrew.
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Ah, I got it. Thanks.
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Wiped it a bit with the microfiber and put it back in, but that didn't do anything :/
How should I go about cleaning it then? I have Acetone, q tips, microfiber, and toilet paper (some people said they had success with this :P).
EDIT: Here's a pic of the lens. I'll try to get a better one soon. http://i.imgur.com/UBVTk0w.jpg

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Couple more pics of the lens: Photo Album - Imgur
EDIT: Would it be easier just to buy a new lens? I'll probably end up doing this if I can't fix it with the lensepen or compressed air.

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I would just leave it, you'll almost never be able to get a, 100% clean output. From the photos it doesn't look to bad.

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Alright, I'll just wait until I get my lensepen and compressed air. Thanks for the help
EDIT: If it was still dirty after that, where would I be able to find a good inexpensive replacement lens? (just the lens, the nut and stuff is all fine)

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I only EVER use microfiber cloths to clean lens , dry , no chemicals.

If it doesn't work then a new lens is less than 10 bucks from DTR's shop.

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I only EVER use microfiber cloths to clean lens , dry , no chemicals.

If it doesn't work then a new lens is less than 10 bucks from DTR's shop.

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You have a G lens. To replace that lens it cost you $45
Look for the video in this message and see if that works for you.

where to buy a g2 lens for 445 nm.
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We all had to start somewhere my friend.

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where to buy a g2 lens for 445 nm.
Yeah, I figured it was that lens. Hopefully this cleaning stuff will work.
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