The camera lens will eventually catch dust no matter how well you store your DSLR. Even if you don’t use your camera very often, it’s inevitable.
While it’s okay for the body to get dirty, lenses should be protected from dust and tiny particles. For best performance and longevity, clean lenses if you find such particles.
We show you how to clean your lens and camera.
1. A cleaning kit should include a microfibre cloth, microfibre brush, and cleaning fluid. These tools are indispensable and highly recommended to clean your lens.
2. Cleaning the lens is easy if you have the right tools. This will remove any oil, dust, and smudges from the lens.
3. You can also remove oil and dust from the lens by using a brush or blower. Add some cleaning fluid to the cloth, and then wipe the lens using light pressure. Make sure the cloth/tissue remains clean.
1. To prolong the life of your lens, use a UV filter.
2. When not in use, do not leave the lens open.
3. To clean the inside, use a thin bristle brush and a blower for the outside.
Prices and availability
You can find the lens cleaning equipment in any camera shop. Don’t buy the cheapest. Do your research before you buy a kit. You can expect to pay between Rs 500 and Rs 800 for a good kit, which includes a blower as well as cotton swabs, microfibre cloth, brush, and cleaning solution.