Short and to the point – sometimes in the winter we put the equipment, waiting for the warmer months. Remember that dust settled on the housing is not always a positive influence on our camera and lenses.

First and foremost – a reasonable cleaning lenses

Do not scrub the lenses will always a good idea

fot. The Preiser Project, Flickr, CC

Today lenses are manufactured in the most fantastic – a hard protective coating on the front lens effectively protect our valuables. Sometimes to the point that some people do not use caps, trying to ensure adequate safety optics in the same bag photo. However, protective coatings are not the only ones that can be found in the lenses. There are also various elements supporting the optics of the same – and excessive rubbing the lens can lead to a variety of defects and, according to the users 'clashes' individual layers. Are you sure about that? Not really. The real issue here is not optical wear additives, and the possibility of scratching the lens, you do not notice any Paproch. Ordinary speck of sand is enough to leave quite a deep scratch. Therefore, most importantly, before polishing and wiping smudges, is blowing lenses. We will need to decent, large pear. Top photo – the one to which we will not regret the money. The air flow should be really strong.

An example of this is a pretty good pears from the company Opticam - is not only large, but has a fine tip / photo. Manufacturer

This product is readily available on the Polish market. However, it is tempting to twice the size of expenditure (Opticam costs approx. 20 thousand) and invest in invention called Giotto Rocket Blaster from among in the US market.

Giotto Rocket Blaster / photo. Manufacturer

Pear not only looks interesting, but it is also the original, precision device, available in three sizes – small, medium and large. It costs 7 to $ 9. Do not buy accessories in sets of "three in one", especially at bargain prices. Most often they are products of poor quality, not complying with its function. As a result, lose money, not save them. Definitely sensible option is a one-time, greater expense. Nikon pages find similar guidance, but without referring to specific manufacturers:
The best method of cleaning is to use blower brush, allowing snuffing or fine dust and dust boot. Dirt and smudges can be removed with a clean, lint-free lens cleaning tissue and a small amount of liquid to clean the lenses. Place a drop or two of liquid cleaner on the cloth (never do this directly on the lens), and then wipe the lens in a circular motion, starting from the center to the edges, removing all traces or streaks.

As you can see, Nikon also speaks of optics cleaning fluid – and it is here that comes to choosing the right, one that does not destroy fragile our anti-reflective coatings on the lenses. Never use here of the strengths of the products of the chemical, choosing instead to specialized preparations. Here, among others, will help us company Rotin .

Liquids Rotin / photo. Manufacturer

And since we already have a fluid, it is useful to us decent cloth. Yes, you can buy a random microfiber and probably nothing will happen to our base curve, but there are also companies specialized in producing cloths dedicated lenses. An example is Pec Pad , a producer from the United States, which praised accessories are practically everywhere – in forums, shops or Facebook.

Tissues Pec Pad / photo. Manufacturer

It is worth noting that these tissues do not absorb liquid; are provided for even distribution. So we need a second, thicker cloths – such that we will be able to wipe dry optics. Just remember not to use tissues; They leave not only paper pieces, but also, depending on the degree of hardness may our glass scratch. When cleaning the glass, pay attention not only to the front, but – above all – the rear lens. Its closer alignment matrix makes it all the garbage will be much more visible in the photographs. If your lens is dirty fat, and just slightly dusty, that's enough about the purge blower and wipe Pec Pad. Use of the liquid should be clear until the more dirt. And what to do when we find dirt on the inside of the lens? Well – they do not remove, therefore, on the left to specialists:
If optical elements within the lens are specks of dust or dirt, the lens must be returned to Nikon service center for cleaning.

Cleaning the body

Scrub like any other object – except matrix

Some SLR cameras are waterproof, so do not have to worry about cleaning them with a damp cloth / photo. Manufacturer

Body can blow compressed air, pear or own mouth. You can also wash – and it's basically what you want, as long as it does not come up with the idea of ​​bathing your camera. Blowing, remove as much dust as you only succeed. Then you can use basically anything – wet wipes, microfiber cloths or the simplest, cotton cloth. It's hard to reach places you can try to clean cotton swab; useful especially in the area between the knobs.


Check your camera automatically cleans the sensor

fot. Zach Dischner, Flickr, CC

The first thing you should do is examine your camera for automatic sensor cleaning. A large part of modern SLRs produced this type of mechanisms already exist – and it need not be even a very sophisticated equipment. If you have such a function, the problem solved (or at least in most cases). If you can not boast of automatic cleaning, take a look to this guide, where Simon discussed the issue in detail. But I'll go visit the site photo – not necessarily the official. Remember that the slightest error while cleaning the sensor end disastrously, so if you are unsure of your hand, and its stability, it would be better to spend the 50 dollars.