Caring for your Camera Lens

  • A little dust on the lens won’t affect the image, so don’t be compulsive. Keep the lens covered when not in use to reduce the amount of cleaning required. 
  • When necessary, use a soft brush, such as a sable artist’s brush, and a blower (an ear syringe makes a good one) to remove dust. 
  • Fingerprints can be very harmful to the lens coating and should be removed as soon as possible. 
  • Use a lens cleaning cloth (or roll up a piece of photographic lens cleaning tissue and tear the end off to leave a brush like surface). Put a small drop of lens cleaning fluid on the end of the tissue. Never put cleaning fluid directly on the lens; it might run between the lens elements. 
  • Using a circular motion, clean the lens surface with the cloth or tissue, then use the cloth or a tissue rolled and torn the same way to dry. Never reuse tissues and don’t press hard when cleaning because the front element of the lens is covered with a relatively delicate lens coating.

Vishaal Bhat

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