Posts Tagged ‘lenscleaning’

How to Do DIY Dust Cleaning Surgery on 6 Popular Canon and Nikon Lenses

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Here’s a question I get asked about 15 times a week: “How can I get the dust out of my lens?” The right answer is you don’t. All lenses have dust in them and it doesn’t affect the images at all 99% of the time. Even if you clean it all out, it will be back after you use the lens a few times.

There are occasionally times that large dust specs very near the rear element are visible in an image, though. There also is the very real issue of resale value; a dusty lens tends to bring a lower price than one without much dust. The right answer in these cases is “send it in for factory service, they’ll disassemble it and clean it.” Doing it yourself is risky.
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How to Properly Clean Your Camera Lens

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.

(via Lifehacker)

Sweet Deal on a DSLR Lens Cleaning Pen

We don’t post deals here very often, but when really good ones pop up we do (e.g. $5 photo magazines last month). Well, right now you can snag a Pisen Lens Cleaning Pen with Two Heads over at Meritline for only $1.19 with shipping included. Simply add the thing to your cart and enter the code MLCK400237020871AL1 into the coupon field at checkout.


Update: It looks like the coupon code has been exhausted.