Learn To Properly Clean Your DSLR Camera Lens

Learn To Properly Clean Your DSLR Camera Lens
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If you haven’t cleaned your DSLR lens before, the Nikon Help Hotline shows us — in step by step video form — how it’s done.

While you certainly don’t want to clean your lens every day or anything (only clean it if it looks like it needs a cleaning), any photographer should know how to properly clean the lens for quality pictures. You’ll need a few things before you start, but you probably already have some of it lying around, like rubbing alcohol and microfibre cloths. Check out the video above to see a walkthrough of the process, and if you’ve got any of your own tried and true lens cleaning tips, share them with us in the comments.

Proper SLR Camera Lens Cleaning Tutorial (HD) [Nikon Help Hotline via How-To Geek]


  • I remember some time ago this guy did another lens cleaning video. In that video he poured alcohol directly onto the lens. I stated that this was the wrong way to do it and he went and banned me from the comments.

  • Gimme a break! Talk about overkill. This is way too much. I couldn’t even sit thru the whole thing without bailing… maybe this is the way it is done if you send your lens off to be professionally cleaned, but for the average joe, this is extreme overkill. Buy a lenspen and brush it a few times for dust and then use the lenspen. Clean enough for 99% of the people.

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