Introduction: Clean a Camera Lens

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How to clean a SLR Camera Lens!!

Step 1: Papers

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Supplies Needed:

Lens cleaning paper- like $1-2

Step 2: Remove Filters and Shades

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Remove any filters and shades 

Step 3: Removing the Lens

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Take off the lens carefully and set the body of the camera aside. 

Step 4: Removing Dust

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Use it loosely wadded to brush dust from a lens

Step 5: Remove Finger Prints

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Use the paper sheet wise to wipe front and back of the lens gently. Breath on the lens to slightly moisten it and wipe in a circular motion.

Step 6: Reassemble

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Reassemble the cameras lens to the body

Also you can use a drop of lens cleaner. I didn't because i don't have any cleaner but breathing on the lens works fine. 

Take care of your lens!! Cleaner lenses make cleaner pictures!


Pedro Zapata (author)2015-08-16

Re assemble ? Eh ? You mean mount.

Please find a person that knows something about lenses..


Pedro Zapata (author)2015-08-16

Breathing does help, and it also helps destroy the MgFl and multi-coating..


Pedro Zapata (author)2015-08-16

WHAT ! WHAT ! Go get a camel hair brush from the art supply store, amd mostly whisk away the dust..Never touch a lens with anything that coud stratch it..and a dry lens tissue can and has..Jesus !


mickryobe (author)2012-10-04

May I offer some suggestions and advice gained by 65 years as an amateur photographer.

1. Blow on your lens BEFORE wiping it with anything. That will remove SOME of any potentially scratchy substances on the lens.

2. Get yourself a small soft haired brush either sable or squirrel or synthetic bristles. GENTLY brush the surface of the lens. This will get rid of anything your blowing missed.
Get a brush that is pocketable and that you can keep in a covered container. Cut the handle shorter if necessary. Do not use it for anything else but dusting the lens.
Very often this may be all that is needed to clean the lens.

If not

3. You may use a small microfiber cloth or a piece of well washed T shirt or diaper instead of lens paper. And wipe GENTLY.

4. The advice to breath on the lens is excellent. Don't use lens cleaning fluids as they may get between the cemented elements ad damage the lens. The moisture from your breath will clean almost anything from your lens' surfaces.

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