Last updated on March 26th, 2020 at 08:17 am
User Guide – How to Clean Your DSLR Camera?
Both the lens and the body of your camera need periodic cleaning. The lens needs cleaning on the front an back glass elements, and to do it all you need are air blower, a soft brush, lens cleaning tissue, and lens cleaning fluid.
Be careful when cleaning lenses!
First, brush off all movable particles. Then place a drop of fluid on the cleaning tissue and wipe the glass gently until clean. A final, gently polish with dry tissue will help remove any lint.
Rub hard and there’s a possibility of scratching the surface with grit and dirt.
Putting a UV or Skylight filter on your lens will help protect the front element from dirt and scratches
Cleaning your DSLR Camera
It’s also simple to clean out a camera body. All you need is your soft brush and air blower.
Look first for any visible dirt or dust, remembering that cleaning must be as gentle as possible. When your brush, blower has removed everything visible, give an overall shot of air with the camera opened upside-down to remove any unseen particles.
Clean the mirror as you clean the lens, and if possible do it with even more care. The mirror is precise and adjusted exactly-knocking it out of line can result in an expensive repair bill.
Clean cameras work better and spend less time in the repair shop. They also give better pictures.
CamKix – This comprehensive kit includes an air blower, a lens brush, a double-sided lens cleaning pen, and a reusable fluid spray bottle, a pack of lens cleaning tissue paper, and 4 microfiber cleaning cloths.
To begin cleaning your camera, first, take a picture of a plain white surface. If you find any black dots in the photo you might need to clean either the lens or the mirror inside of your camera.
The air blower can easily clear most of the dust and particles from both of these parts.
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To clean the lens, simply face your camera down, with the air blower underneath the lens at a distance of one inch. Repeatedly squeeze the air blower to blast the lens with air and dislodge the dust particles.
To clean the mirror inside, you need to press the release button on the side of your camera to separate the lens from the camera body.
Be careful not to put your fingers anywhere near the mirror as you do not want to leave fingerprints on it. Face the camera down with the air blower underneath.
Do not insert the air blower inside of the camera body; keep it outside a few inches away from the mirror. Repeatedly squeeze the air blower to clear the dirt or dust.
Camera Cleaning Kit
The brush can be used to get rid of the dust on the surface of the camera and also out of gaps between buttons and screen edges. Gently sweep the brush over the camera and the edges that you want to clear, the soft bristles will not damage the lens or screen.
The double-sided cleaning pen is designed to clean the lens, and it is an extremely useful tool. In contrast to the soft brush previously mentioned, the retractable brush of the cleaning pen is firmer and can be used to gently and accurately remove dust and dirt caught at the edges of the lens.
The lens cleaning pen provides a safer alternative. Remove the cap from the pen and rub the carbon cleaning tip against the surface of the lens in a circular motion for 6-8 seconds. If some marks still remain, breathe gently on the lens surface, and repeat the process.
Once the lens cleaning process is finished, you can use the microfiber cloths, or the lens cleaning tissues, along with the cleaning liquid to polish the outside of your camera and remove any dust or dirt.
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