How To Clean DSLR Video

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Here is an informative video on how to clean DSLR cameras. This video focuses on some of the different products that you can use to clean the lens on your camera. We hope that this article and video will be useful for you.

In macro photography (or in any photography as a matter of fact), it is vital that you keep your camera lens clean. Using a lens that has dust or fingerprint smudges on it could ruin a great photo. Sometimes you just don’t notice the dust particle or the smudges on your lens until you get home and see the photos on your computer screen. By then it is probably too late…

We will be introducing the following lens cleaning products to you –

  • Rocket blower
  • Lens tissue & liquid lens cleaner
  • Microfibre cloth & liquid lens cleaner
  • Lenspen

Rocket Blower

A rocket blower can be used to remove dust and debris on your camera lens. These rocket blowers are usually made out of rubber and as the name suggests, allows you to blow air directly onto your camera lens when you squeeze the rubber ‘bulb’. These are very effective for dust particles on your camera lens. We would recommend that you use a rocket blower before you attempt to wipe your lens with any cleaning liquid.

 

Lens Tissue & Lens Liquid Cleaner

Some photographers use lens tissues to wipe their DSLR camera’s lens. These lens tissue have been specially formulated to have a soft texture so that it will not damage your lens. Each lens tissue can be used only once. Additionally they are chemical free so that it does not affect the coating on your lens. When cleaning your lens with the lens tissue and lens liquid cleaner, please make sure you spray the liquid cleaner onto your lens tissue first before you start wiping. Avoid spraying the lens liquid cleaner directly onto your lens. You can sometimes find these lens tissue pre-moistened. These lens tissues are very effective against fingerprints, oily smudges, etc on the surface of your lens.

 

Microfiber cloth & Lens Liquid Cleaner

The other option is using a microfiber cloth with your lens liquid cleaner. Microfiber cloths are great as they remove fingerprints and smudges without scratching your lens. They are very effective for dust and oils on your lenses. The benefit of using the microfiber cloth over the lens tissue is that it is reusable and washable. So you can use this a number of times before throwing it out. As mentioned above, please avoid spraying the lens cleaning liquid directly onto your lens. Always.. Always spray the cleaning liquid onto your microfiber cloth first and then wipe your lens with it.

Lens Pen

Lens Pen is a photographer’s best friend. It is a small, lightweight pen-shaped tool that you use to clean your lens. On one end of the pen, there is a retractable brush for you to clean any potential dust off your lens. On the other end of the pen, is a cleaning element that contains no liquid. It is made out of carbon and is made specifically for cleaning of camera lenses and other types of optical items. To use it, all you need to do is to use the tip of the lens pen to wipe/rub the smudges on your camera lens. As there is no liquid in them, they do not dry out and can be used multiple times. To refresh the tip, all you need to do is to put the cap back on it and give it a few twist to refresh the surface. These lens pens are great for dust removal as well as fingerprints and oil smudges.


If you do not have a set of these cleaning tools at home or in your camera bag, make sure you get yourself one. You can often find them for less than $20 and it is a small price to pay to keep your investment in great condition. Here is a set that we found on Amazon – it is a ‘Professional Cleaning Set for DSLR Cameras (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony) – Includes: Lens Cleaning Pen + Handy Empty Spray Bottle + High Quality Lens Brush + Air Blower Cleaner + 4 Premium MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths’.

As you can see, there are a number of different ways to clean your camera’s lens. We hope that this article and video on ‘How to clean DSLR’ has provided you with a good idea of all the different tools that are currently being used by photographers. Please leave us a comment below and let us know which cleaning method and equipment you prefer!

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