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    Hello people, I was wondering how to I clean the exterior of my lens (casing all those) and especially the Image Stabilization logo that is clogged with dust. Do I just use a normal damp towel to wipe it?

    And do I do the same to my camera body?

    Thanks!

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    There is this little booklet that came with your camera. I'm sure there's something mentioned there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scandiacus View Post
    Hello people, I was wondering how to I clean the exterior of my lens (casing all those) and especially the Image Stabilization logo that is clogged with dust. Do I just use a normal damp towel to wipe it?

    And do I do the same to my camera body?

    Thanks!
    I clean my equipment after every use and i just use a damp cloth to clean all exteriors. For those u mentioned, u can try wiping it first then use a stronger blower to blow out the dusts.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    I see..but I do not have a blower =/

    What kind of blower do you recommend? Those rocket blower, the ones with a brush or the ones with a thin needle-like metal nozzle?

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    wah... my lens have alot of salt residue on the rubber zoom hahahhaha they are all stuck in the cranks and nookies.

    even my camera grip is filled with salt residue.... damn i think i abuse my camera too much....

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    easier to use a brush to get rid of dirt. it's safe to use a camera brush for ur lens exterior.. although u might want to use the better quality ones for ur lens itself.

    use a slightly damp cloth is good enough.. but remember to wipe dry with a dry cloth before returning it to ur dry cabinet.

    i admit i haven't cleaned my lens in ages..haha. but exterior seems fine leh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scandiacus View Post
    Hello people, I was wondering how to I clean the exterior of my lens (casing all those) and especially the Image Stabilization logo that is clogged with dust. Do I just use a normal damp towel to wipe it?

    And do I do the same to my camera body?

    Thanks!
    how about using a paintbrush to sweep out the dust?
    cameras are not made of tofu

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    You use a damp cloth to wipe the external part. Then use a dry cloth That should do the trick. DON'T EVER use soap :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsenGrim View Post
    wah... my lens have alot of salt residue on the rubber zoom hahahhaha they are all stuck in the cranks and nookies.

    even my camera grip is filled with salt residue.... damn i think i abuse my camera too much....
    This is normal, even though i clean my lenses and DSLR after every use. Sometimes might be due to the rubber degradation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scandiacus View Post
    I see..but I do not have a blower =/

    What kind of blower do you recommend? Those rocket blower, the ones with a brush or the ones with a thin needle-like metal nozzle?
    Just go get one cos it's essential. Avoid those with brushes and i recommend the A*F Swiss one and Giottos Rocket.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnw_H7f4wIA

    Still the best answer to any cleaning questions I have heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keenblade View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnw_H7f4wIA

    Still the best answer to any cleaning questions I have heard.
    U can try that if u want to.
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    Alright thanks everyone!

    Hmm I think I'll get th A*F Swiss Blower. Lacking lots of stuff =/

    Anyway where can I get it? John 3:16?
    Last edited by Scandiacus; 24th November 2009 at 11:04 AM.

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    Vacuum cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scandiacus View Post
    Alright thanks everyone!

    Hmm I think I'll get th A*F Swiss Blower. Lacking lots of stuff =/

    Anyway where can I get it? John 3:16?
    MS Color.
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