Once you've taken a photo and developed it with the haze, it is already too late. Keeping your camera lens haze- and smudge-free is of utmost concern when capturing photos. While a camera lens may appear to be strong, it can scratch easily, hence the need for a lens cap. The cleaning method you use is especially important as some methods can push dirt around, scratch and permanently damage your lens. Adopt a strict cleaning method for your lens so you can clean efficiently and avoid having to clean it often.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Microfiber cloth
- Lens cleaning solution
Clear a work space that is free from dirt and dust.
Wash your hands then place your camera and cleaning materials in your workspace.
Wipe the lens of your camera gently with your microfiber cloth. The cloth will pick up any dust or smudges creating the haze you see on your lens.
Apply a small about of cleaning fluid to your cloth and gently wipe it over your lens. Do not rub firmly or repeatedly. A few strokes should be more than enough to completely clean the lens.
Use the cloth to wipe the inside of your camera lens cap. Clean the cover until it is free from dust that can transfer onto your lens.
Replace the lens cap and store your camera in a safe location.
Tips and warnings
- Try to clean your lens as infrequently as possible to prevent scratching and damage.
- Do not spray the cleaning fluid directly on the lens.
- Alcohol-based cleaners can damage older lenses. Be sure to buy a product safe for your lens.
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