Learn How to Clean Your Camera Lens

Learn how to clean a camera lens with this easy infographic.

For many photographers, it can be daunting to clean their delicate and costly equipment. The thought of damaging a lens or sensor is overwhelming, but with the right tools and techniques, cleaning a camera lens can easily become second nature.

Having some dust on the front of your lens can be harmless and relatively unnoticeable in your images. However, if dust gets on the back of your lens it can cause serious issues. I recently checked out a helpful infographic by BorrowLenses on how to clean your camera lens, which helps photographers learn how to keep up with their camera maintenance in four easy steps.

Whether you’re unsure of where to start, or simply want to check out the tools you need for your camera’s maintenance, this infographic is a simple resource for understanding the proper maintenance of your camera lens.

Here’s what you’ll need to clean your camera lens.

  1. Lens Blower
  2. Lens Brush
  3. Cleaning Tissue, Cloth, or Pre-Moistened Wipes
  4. Cleaning Fluid + Tissue or Cloth

To get started, ensure you are in a clean and safe environment. If you attempt to clean your lens while outside or in a room with a lot of dust and particles, it can potentially leave your lens worse than before your started. Once you’ve got the right location, follow the guide below and your lens will be clean as new in no time.

how to clean a camera lens


Hopefully this infographic can help you better clean and maintain your lenses. If you have any other questions about the process, feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll help you out.

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3 Replies to “Learn How to Clean Your Camera Lens”

  1. Alex says:

    What do you mean don’t use your tshirt to wipe your lens? :P
    Just joking, great post. I learned from experience you should spray the cleaning solution on the *cloth* not the lens.

    1. Mike says:

      Haha, thanks Alex! I definitely agree that spraying on the cloth is a safer option.

  2. Zoe Campos says:

    I’m glad that you talked about how letting dust stay in our camera lenses can cause serious issues. I wish I had known this before I stored my camera in the drawer for months. Now, I don’t have any choice but to purchase new lenses for my Nikon d7500.

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