Cleaning your camera lenses is one of the most exciting parts of being a photographer. It is important to regularly clean your lenses as dust particles coming in may damage its hardware affecting its features.
So, here is a step-by-step guide on how to clean your camera lenses.
Step 1: Remove Dust
First thing you do before you started wiping away is to make sure dust particles are out of the way. You can get rid of dust using blowers. A quick couple of puffs mostly do the trick. Don’t overdo it.
Make sure to clear the blower before puffing away. Make sure to blow a few puffs across the lens space and not just in particular areas. If the blower didn’t do the job, you can use a lens brush to get into those corners and get every bit of dust.
Don’t ever let dust sit in and out of your lens. If you see dust particles on top of your lens, clean it immediately and don’t let it get in your camera.
Step 2: Clean lens with cleaning fluid
Don’t use other cleaning products or formula for your lens like alcohol. You can purchase lens cleaning fluids from camera stores and even at department stores. You can either choose to use a spray bottle fluid or the usual bottles that functions as an eye drop.
Use lens tissues or lens cloth to apply the fluid throughout the lens. Don’t use toilet tissue or your handkerchief. Any other wiping piece might damage the lens. Keep in mind that your lenses are very delicate and small scratches and damages may result in you buying a new lens.
Step 3: Finish it off with lens cleaning paper tissue
For the final touch, make use of lens cleaning paper tissue to wipe everything away and give your lens that shiny look. You can purchase a bunch of paper tissues as they are very affordable. There are different types and brands to choose from so make sure to ask questions first. Once you are done, it’s time for you to take amazing photos again. If you need some photography tips, subscribe to our blog today.