Camera & Lens Cleaning Solutions

Camera Body Exterior

Camera bodies and lenses are pretty well sealed against dust and moisture. So you don't really ever have to clean the exteriors of your camera equipment. On the other hand, if you don't want the dirt and crud that is on the camera body to work its way into your camera bag and from there onto an optical surface, it is worth wiping off the camera body with a soft cloth. Slightly dampening the cloth with plain water certainly won't do any harm, though this wouldn't be Canon or Nikon's recommendation.

Lenses

Basic tools for cleaning your lenses are canned air or a blower, lens cleaning fluid and a microfiber cloth. Try to blow dust from the lens using canned air or a blower. Using a fresh miracle micro fiber cloth and wiping in a circular pattern will remove finger prints. Lens cleaning fluid will remove persistent dirt. Apply the fluid directly on the cloth, then use it to wipe the lens; don't put cleaning fluid directly onto your lens.

Even when your lenses don't appear dirty, you should clean exposed surfaces every few months using Residual Oil Remover (ROR).

Certainly if you had the ability to safeguard your optics from every environmental source of dirt, there could still be filth accumulating on your camera optics as the plastics on your camera bag release gases. It is difficult to verify the claims of ROR', however the optics do visibly appear clearer after treating your optics with ROR and the $12.95 won't empty your bank.

If you must use an costly lens in a wet or dusty environment and want to refrain from obsessing over your optics, install a protective UV filter on the front of the lens and plan on changing the filter every few years.

 

Cleaning and Brushes
professional Cleaning Kit
Professional Cleaning Kit

for DSLR Cameras and Sensitive Electronics (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Telescopes
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Air Dust Blower and Soft Brush
Air Dust Blower and Soft Brush

for Digital Camera Lenses, LCD Screens and Cleaning Keyboards
Around $4
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Precision Design 6-Piece Camera & Lens Cleaning Kit
Precision Design 6-Piece Camera & Lens Cleaning Kit

with Air Blower, Brush, Cleaning Solution, Microfiber Cloth
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Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster
Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster
Large - Black
Around $10
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Cleaning Cloths
Zeiss Pre-Moistened Lens Cleaning Cloths
50 Ct - Zeiss Pre-Moistened Lens Cleaning Cloths

for Cameras, Microscopes, Glasses
Around $6
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Canon EF Lenses Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
Canon EF Lenses Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
for Digital SLR Cameras and Lenses
Around $8
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Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
- 10 Colorful Cloths and 2 White ECO-FUSED Cloths
Around $8
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Brands: Nikon, Alpine Innovations, Memtek, Purosol, Lee, Zeiss,
Compressed Air

 
Liquid Cleaners
Purosol All Natural Optical Lens and LCD Cleaner
1 oz. Purosol All Natural Optical Lens and LCD Cleaner

(Mist Spray Bottle) + MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
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Clean Screen WizardŽ Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
Clean Screen WizardŽ Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

6 Pack in Vinyl Pouches - For Ipad, Eyeglass, Iphone, Tablet, TV
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Camera & Lens Cleaning Solutions Reviewed by Gene Wright on Rating: 5