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Cleaning tools for your Camera

Here is my list of products that I use for cleaning my camera and lenses with a brief description of its use to give you some idea. Click on the product name for link to site for purchase, also read the reviews on those sites for tips and more insights from other users.

Giottos Rocket Air Blower
I always have this handy and use it the most, this blower packs a quite a strong blast of air and I use it on every nook and cranny of my DSLR, lenses and other gear.¬† I even use it on my keyboard and computers… as I consider these part of my gear too.

LensPen
I use the brush end of the LensPen the most and their carbon compound tip for the lens glass surface although I mainly use the Pec Pads the most on the lens glass.

Pec Pads and Eclipse Optical Cleaning Fluid
The lint free Pec Pads coupled with the Eclipse Optical cleaning fluid are just awesome for cleaning your lenses and other parts of the camera such as the metal lens ring on the camera body and lens and other glass such as the viewfinder and filters.

Opteka Pre-Moistened CCD/CMOS Sensor Cleaning Swabs
  I use the Opteka sensor cleaning swabs when I start seeing dust spots on my images. From their product description these sensor swabs are pre-moistened with a Tin Oxide cleaning solution, which leaves no visible residue and is specifically designed for CCD/CMOS chips.
Now I know that cleaning the sensor is a “sensitive” subject for some, and a lot of people would prefer to have this done through a service performed at your local camera shop. That is totally understandable if you do not feel comfortable doing this yourself. Read on to get an idea of how its done at home.
The swabs each come double sealed, be sure you are ready to use swab right away when you open package (so it does not dry out too much before use). I first blow out and brush off the sensor area then per instructions on package – with firm pressure, wipe horizontally across sensor in one motion and without lifting the swab off the sensor wipe across in the opposite direction. Allow up to 5 minutes before turning on camera. Done!

Conclusion.
It was great sharing this with everyone and I hope you found some of these products useful to you. What products do you use? Questions? Feel free to comment below!

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