Cleaning Camera/Lens by hand or pay for cleaning?



  • TaoTeJaredTaoTeJared Posts: 1,306Member
    lenspen, Giottos Rocket Air Blower, small paintbrush with the bristles cut half off, Microfiber cloths (silky smooth ones, and only for a month or until dirty) and a fake shammy to dry stuff off.

    The only thing I do with the sensor is use the rocket blower to blast off dust. I don't touch it with anything else.

    For electrical contacts look for a "contact cleaner" usually at automotive stores. I have "CRC Electrical grade QD Contact Cleaner" I first learned about it when I saw phone technicians cleaning the ole' blackberry roller ball with it and battery contacts. I have used it for years and it never leaves a residue that you can't wipe off with a paper-towel or break down plastic.
    D800, D300, D50(ir converted), FujiX100, Canon G11, Olympus TG2. Nikon lenses - 24mm 2.8, 35mm 1.8, (5 in all)50mm, 60mm, 85mm 1.8, 105vr, 105 f2.5, 180mm 2.8, 70-200vr1, 24-120vr f4. Tokina 12-24mm, 16-28mm, 28-70mm (angenieux design), 300mm f2.8. Sigma 15mm fisheye. Voigtlander R2 (olive) & R2a, Voigt 35mm 2.5, Zeiss 50mm f/2, Leica 90mm f/4. I know I missed something...
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    edited January 2013
    That is an impressive demo for sure Golf - but they have 8 layers of multi-coat not 8 layers of glass.
    I stand corrected #-o

    @msmoto the only time I have cleaned the rear element of my lens is when I have accidentally gotten a finger print on it while trying to put on the rear lens cap.
    Post edited by Golf007sd on
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
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