How do you clean your gear?

Discussion in 'All questions are good questions' started by Chris, Feb 23, 2014.

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    I was just going through my gear cleaning it up (it's been a bit overdue of late) so I was just wondering what 'rituals' folks go through to clean their gear (digital and film).

    For me I use alcohol wipes for the bodies and external parts of almost gear (like screen wipes).

    For the lenses I use a blower and lens brush. I also clean the caps to stop crap re-contaminating the lens.

    I also clean the air blower too as that thing is a dust magnet!

    So what do you guys do?
  2. Alcohol wipes for my cleaning duties, or if they are really stinky (that eBay smell) I will ditch the covers and put on some tacky leather ones.
  3. For glass I use a rocket blower, fine paint brush to get in round the edges and a microfiber cloth (glasses wipe). I've never bothered with wipes or that.
  4. Dishwasher. Everything comes up very shiny.
  5. If you are going to follow Iain's advice, please remember to extend your camera life by adding:

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  6. damn it, i was using a dirty cloth and spit
  7. 99% of the time it's nothing lol... Otherwise I like my little microfiber cloth and some hot breathing lol
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  8. That's all well and good, but how do you clean your cameras?
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  9. sometimes I find the best lens cleaner is the one you're wearing. Savage I know but I'd rather wipe the mud off my lens with my shirt than not take any more pictures until I've been back to the van.

    Having said that I've just gone over all my gear ahead of a wedding tomorrow and cleaned the bodies with cottonbuds and water and the lenses with microfibre cloths, blower and some solution I bought.

    All Shiny again after last weekends 4x4 event

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