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Understanding Digital Photography How To Clean A Camera Lens

Article by Arthur Tracey

Knowing how to clean a camera lens is a top concern. A little bit of dust or dirt on your optics can cause all kinds of problems. Strong light will show up dust and dirt in your footage, while general dirt will affect image sharpness, so it’s essential you keep them clean. Before you wipe the front of your lens, get rid of any dust or grit that may scratch the glass. A good quality soft brush or air blower is perfect. Clean the whole of lens frequently, making sure that the external moving parts are free from dust and mud, especially sand which can cause tons of issues and scratches. A handy addition to your kit is a microfibre towel – essentially a mega prime quality duster. It’s excellent for wiping moisture and muck off your kit and if you sling it over the top of your lens it can even keep your gear dry in light rain. Bike and car photographers regularly throw a chamois leather over camera and lens to guard them from flying mud. When you take a lens off your camera always replace the rear and front lens caps immediately, to prevent knocks and scratches and keep dust off the optics. If you’ve a lens hood, use it. It can stop flare spoiling your photographs, but also protect the front part against impact damage. Or, try the classic DIY solution – rip a hole in the base of a plastic bag and slip it over the lens and camera, held in place with 2 elastic bands! Be careful of rushing straight out of the cold into a warm place, as it might cause the internal lens elements to mist. Try and slowly acclimatise your kit; at the least open your camera bag, and keep it away from heat sources. It’s best to take a position in a screw-in skylight filter for each of your lenses. They’re much less expensive to replace than a complete lens if you accidentally scratch it.To learn more tips and techniques for better pictures check out, Understanding Digital Photography

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