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Hey Photographer! Martina Here.

It’s a good idea to take stock of your camera, lenses, and equipment on a regular basis.
Here’s a list of some items to keep your camera equipment clean and ready for every shoot.

 

 

 

Rocket Blower: This is used to safely remove all dust from your lens or camera body.

Lens Pen: Usually on one side this has a brush and on the other end it has a small cleaning tip.

Microfiber cleaning cloth: Great to buff the lens or just wipe it clean without using any products.

 

Pre-moisturized lens wipes: These are easy to use on the go to refresh your lens quickly.

 

 

Paintbrush with hard bristles: Use it to clean the surface of your camera and the lens (not the glass!)

 

 

Anti-dust lens pouch: Use it to store your clean lenses.

 


Cleaning your camera body

First, use the rocket blowers to blow all dust from the outside. Keep the body cap on as you are cleaning the outside.  Use the paintbrush to brush off all stubborn pieces stuck on the outside of your camera body. After that, you can gently wipe it with a microfiber cloth.

Use a lens wipe to wipe clean the viewfinder.

After you’re done with the outside of your camera, remove the cap and use the rocket blower again to remove any dust.

I personally don’t clean my camera sensor. I’d much rather send my camera to the shop once in a while for a professional cleaning.

Lens cleaning

Start with the rocket blower first to remove any big pieces of dust inside and outside your lens.

Use the LensPen to remove any spots on your lens, sometimes caused by rain or oil. If there are still spots left, use the wipes to remove them.

Clean the lens cap. You can even wash it with soap if it’s really dirty and let it air dry. If not, just use the brush to remove any dust and use the microfiber cloth to wipe clean.

Don’t forget to clean the rear metal piece of your lens. Use the microfiber cloth to remove any dust and dirt.

Use an anti-dust pouch to store your clean lenses.

 

This whole process should take no more than 10 minutes of your time but it is an important part of keeping your camera equipment in good shape.

Happy Shooting!
Martina

 
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