Article ID : 00072627 / Last Modified : 05/21/2014

How to clean and maintain your lenses?

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The following are needed when cleaning the camera body and lens by yourself.

  • Brush - This is used to wipe away dust and dirt on the camera body or lens. Use a large or small brush for the lens, whichever is appropriate.
  • Blower - This is used to blow away dust and dirt on or in the camera body or lens.
  • Cleaning cloth - This is used to wipe off dust and dirt on the camera body or lens. A cloth made of synthetic fibers, which can be washed and used over again, is recommended. It can easily remove oil transferred to the rear LCD from your nose.
  • Lens cleaner solution - An optional material used to wipe off excessive dust and dirt on the lens.

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To clean the camera body and lens, follow the steps below.

  1. Using a brush, remove any large dust, dirt, or other particles from the exterior of the camera and lens.
    NOTES:
    • Use a large brush for the exterior and small brush for fine parts.
    • Gently remove dust from the entire exterior without applying excessive pressure.
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  2. Still using a brush, remove dust from around the lens.
  3. Using a blower, blow away small dust and dirt particles from the small parts of the camera and the lens.
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  4. Remove the lens cap.
  5. Still using a blower, blow away dust on the surface of the lens.Image
  6. Wipe the lens with a cleaning cloth.Image
  7. If particularly dirty, wet a soft cloth or lens tissue with lens cleaner solution and wipe in a circular motion from the center of the lens.

    IMPORTANT: Do not apply lens cleaner solution directly to the lens. Doing so may damage the lens.
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  8. Attach the lens cap to prevent the lens from acquiring further dirt.