How to clean your camera's lens and lens care

10 years 9 months ago #8034 by PhotographyTalk
So after you have watched the other video on how to clean your camera's sensor. You might want to take the next step and clean your camera lenses. This photographer in the video does a good job taking you step by step and shows you how to clean your lenses.



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10 years 9 months ago - 10 years 9 months ago #8060 by mikenco
..or just breathe on the lens and wipe it with the bottom of your t-shirt!

Modern coated lenses are very hard to scratch. The 'UV Filter' idea is an old one that is still hanging about. There is a whole school of people who would say that adding a $5 piece of glass in front of an expensive lens can affect the image quality too.

I have several lens and none have filters. Also none have any scratches or marks.

Filter or not?.. what do you reckon?

(This is not intended to dismiss the content of the video, it's just an alternate view and will hopefully promote discussion)


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10 years 9 months ago #8120 by Overread
I watched this earlier and meant to comment, all good practice, but I have to admit I follow pretty much what mikenco stated!


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10 years 9 months ago #8202 by Wildfire

mikenco wrote: ..or just breathe on the lens and wipe it with the bottom of your t-shirt!

Modern coated lenses are very hard to scratch. The 'UV Filter' idea is an old one that is still hanging about. There is a whole school of people who would say that adding a $5 piece of glass in front of an expensive lens can affect the image quality too.

I have several lens and none have filters. Also none have any scratches or marks.

Filter or not?.. what do you reckon?

(This is not intended to dismiss the content of the video, it's just an alternate view and will hopefully promote discussion)


This is typically what I will do in the field also, t-shirt comes in handy!


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