Hi everybody. I've just bought a D7100 to go along with my D800. Thus far I am very very impressed with it. My one qualm or better, the one question, is how to remove the skin oils that are accumulating on the monitor. Do any of you have any recommended cleaner for this? Thanks.
Do not use regular glass cleaner (i.e., Windex). Do not use paper towels. Best thing to use is an optical glass cleaner such as the stuff meant for multi-coated optics sold by opticians. Spray some on a lint free cloth, apply it, and your rear display will look like new.
If wetted first, paper towels are fine, the glass is very hard on the scratch resistance scale, more scratch resistance than stainless steel.
Windex is not bad, it is useful for a wider range of dirt than lens cleaner but the main ingredient is the same: 4.0% isopropyl alcohol. But they also add 1% ethylene glycol monobutyl ether, 0.1% sodium lauryl sulfate, 0.01% tetrasodium pyrophosphate, 0.05% of 28% ammonia. The expensive Eclipse fluid has only one active ingredient; Methyl alcohol which sells for 1/50th in purer form from a chemical supply house than Eclipse. Stan St Petersburg Russia
Thanks for you advice everybody. I've decided to use the wet wipes for my glasses, as many of you recommended. As for why I enquired about the D7100 rather than the D800, the reason is because I was less concerned that the plastic cover for my D800 could be damaged--after all I could simply replace it for little cost.
Just about anything you would use to clean eyeglasses is good. If you go with a spray, spray it on a cloth (lint free, non-abrasive) first then rub. Don't spray it directly on the screen as over-spray could get into other cracks and crevices where you would rather it not go.