Lucky for you, most good digital camera lens cleaning kits out there today will effectively restore your camera back to pristine working condition in a matter of minutes. There are many types of camera lens cleaning kits available for purchase but I prefer ones that are made for use with camera lenses. This article to showcase some of the top around so you can save time cleaning a dirty camera and instead spend more time taking wonderful pictures you will cherish for years to come. Here are a few quick tips to follow when cleaning your camera lens:
If your camera comes with a mirrorless camera lens cleaning kit, always check to see if one of the cleaning sprays has dried. If it has, you should always wipe off the dried spray with a tissue to prevent any unfortunate accidents like rubbing against the mirror or wall. If you do happen to have a mirror, be sure to wipe off any mist spray onto the mirror itself. Never ever mist spray the mirror because you will never know where that mist will land and what damage it might do to your glass!
Another way to avoid problems with your lenses is to always get your camera bag packed and stored with a good lens cloth. For most photographers, it's not a bad idea to have an extra cloth or two in your camera bag just in case. A good lens cloth should work wonders at removing all the dust and grime that accumulates on your lenses every time you step out into the weather. Also, remember to remove your lenses before you go somewhere where they will be out of the sun for extended periods of time. Many photographers forget about this and end up with camera lenses that are severely damaged by the sun's rays.
If you have an expensive camera, it's a good idea to invest in a quality camera kit. The best overall kit will contain a cleaning cloth and a few microfiber cloths. These two items will go a long way to keeping your camera kit clean. Microfiber is great for wiping down the camera sensor and the screen. However, the cloth is a must-have if you want to avoid ruining your camera.
Many camera kits will also come with a brush and cleaning pen. These brushes are helpful because they can be used to gently remove hard and debris from the camera lens. The cleaning pen is great because it can be used to smooth out the sharp corners of your lenses. This helps them slide easier into the focusing screen, preventing frustration from being a hindrance to taking great pictures.
The key to keeping your camera free of dust is to wipe down the exterior gently. You can do this by using a microfiber cloth and a cleaning brush. Never ever use a hard bristled scrub brush when trying to clean the exterior of the lens. It can actually damage the camera.
Once the exterior is properly cleaned using the cleaning brush and cloth, you may want to utilize the microfiber cloth on the inside of the kit. Wipe down the inside of the kit using the microfiber cloth. This is important to prevent dust build up on the interior surfaces of your kit. If you have a bagged camera, you should wipe that down as well, but if not, just take a bag of microfiber cloth and lightly dust the inside of your kit.
Cameras and lenses are made to be durable. Unfortunately, they are made to be used. You've probably spent countless hours sitting in front of your computer screen taking pictures. You probably bring your camera bag every time you travel. A great camera lens kit can help protect your investment while still giving you great pictures.