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Once you choose the lens or lenses you need, the next step is to keep them clean, keep them functioning with proper lens maintenance and storage.
Once you choose the lens or lenses you need, the next step is to keep them clean, keep them functioning with proper lens maintenance and storage. Lets start off with the easy way to scratch or destroy your investment through cleaning improperly. First never use compressed air - they can leak oil, they are freon-powered that can cause cracks and offer more power than is ideal. Instead use a blower bulb or a lens brush. When using a blower bulb let gravity work for you. As well, make sure to use one designed for lenses because others can be too abrasive. Do note that puffs of air should be your first choice. Second, when blower bulbs don’t do the trick, you might need to wipe the lens clean. Do not use any kind of cloth that isn’t designed for lens cleaning. Even microfiber cloths that aren’t specifically made for lens cleaning will create scratches. Even when you have the proper cloth, you don’t want to use them dry, apply lens cleaning fluid directly to the cloth, not to the lens. The goal is to use as little as possible. Another option is a lens pen. A lens pen has cleaning fluid in them. They work by extruding cleaning fluid through a little delicate brush. The down side to a lens pen is that they get dirty, and dry out easily. And lastly, proper storage will insure that your lens won't get damaged during transit or when not being used. Always store your lens in a dry, non humid location. When placing in a storage container for transit, make sure to have 3 inches of padding around them and keep them isolated from each other. If you keep up on good lens maintenance and use proper storage, your investment will keep working long into the future, and continue to give you the potential to earn money. Thanks for watching!