Here’s a pretty lengthy video tutorial by the (unofficial) Nikon Help Hotline channel on YouTube teaching how to properly and thoroughly clean a camera lens.
This “helpline” is wrong on nearly everything they publish. It is well known that they give false or misleading information all the time. I do not trust them.
Rubbing alcohol will KILL the protective coating on the lens within 6 months. Seen it happen several times. Huff some breath on your lens, and wipe with microfiber cloth. Simple.
Why did it need to be a video?!?
What’s with the music!?!?!?
i can’t help but feel videos like this prevent more people from cleaning their lenses than it helps.
Are you kidding me. I am sure that the press photographers in Afganistan and Libya would have a TREMENDOUS howl at this video. Please..enough already.
so my shirt tail.. not really recemoend then…
that was horrible
Please change the description to “How NOT to properly clean your Camera Lens” don’t use alcohol on your lens!!!!! It will destroy the coating over time.
First, why do you need to clean a lens under a filter?? Isn’t that what the filter is for? Second, dust on the front lens doesn’t kill image quality, the photographer can do that on his own. Third, use denatured alchohol; I’ve used it for years with no problems and no residue like rubbing alchohol leaves behind.
it’s a tune of John Coltrane’s “Summertime”.
Yeah, the alcohol will ruin your lens coating.
Your lens was dirtier after your cleaning process…
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Much of the time watching this, I was shouting at the screen – “NO! What are you DOING?!?!?” It’s okay. I’ve calmed down, now. I think I’m ready for the sequel where he refinishes the lens starting with fine grit sandpaper and working his way down to micro-polishing grit.
I see that voting and comments are disabled for the video – can’t imagine why!! Does anyone know the back-story on this video? Was it a prank?