03-26-2020 04:58 PM - edited 03-27-2020 07:35 PM
The following is information regarding the procedure to clean the exterior surfaces of Camera, Lens, Video, and Printer/Scanner products.
Cleaning of Camera, Lens and Video Products
For the purpose of helping to sanitize your Canon Camera, Lens and Video products, it is recommended that you clean parts touched with the hands such as camera grips, dials and lens exteriors.
Cleaning Printer and Scanner Products
For the purpose of helping to sanitize your Canon PIXMA, MAXIFY, WG-Series and Finetech Printers as well as CanoScan Scanners, it is recommended that you clean parts touched with the hands such as exterior operation panel and buttons, touch screen, scanner cover and platen glass.
This recommended cleaning procedure cannot guarantee the elimination of the novel coronavirus from Canon Camera, Lens, Video, and Printers/Scanners. Be cautious in the storage and use of the alcohol, including following all product instructions and warnings.
10-14-2020 12:47 AM - last edited on 10-14-2020 08:25 AM by Porcha
Avoid unnecessary cleaning of your lens
Glass is relatively hard and durable. However, when advanced coatings and other chemicals are added to the lens, it becomes a surface that's more vulnerable to scratches and damage from chemicals and contact. Because of this, we want to try to keep our lenses and filters free of fingerprints and dirt, and avoid repeated physical interaction—this includes touching the lenses and—yes—cleaning.
Dust is everywhere and everywhere is dust. It will get on and inside your lens. Lenses are manufactured in extremely clean factories, where manufacturers go to great lengths to try to eliminate dust from the environment. Even then, brand-new lenses may have dust between the lens elements.
Beware of rear smudges
Oily fingerprints and smudges on the rear element will have the most dramatic impact on image quality, because of the way that the light is focused narrowly through the back of the lens (link removed as per forum guidelines)
11-27-2020 10:14 AM
Want to eliminate the Covid-19 virus? Expose the camera and/or equipment to ultraviolet light: there are small battery-powered LED lights that produce the wavelength of UV needed to destroy viruses. The proteins of viruses can't survive UV exposure of more than a few seconds duration.
This isn't Ebola. Don't risk damaging your camera and/or lenses.