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EF 55-300mm Lens Cleaning Tips

danimal59
Contributor

Good Afternoon,

I have been researching the best way to clean my EF 55-300mm lens. Does anyone have any tips/suggestions so that I don’t do any damage? Also, do you have any recommendations on a good cleaning kit or products that I should use?

Thank you,

Dan

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jrhoffman75
Legend
Legend

How to Clean Your Lens and Filters | B&H eXplora (bhphotovideo.com)

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic

larvara
Apprentice

Using an air blower and a soft-bristled brush, remove as much dirt as you can. 

rs-eos
Elite
Elite

I personally mostly use the Lenspen DSLR Pro Kit, though am mindful of any special coatings on lenses or filters.  e.g. to clean circular polarizer filters, I use Sensei Lens Cleaning Tissue Paper and not the FILTERKLEAR lens pen.

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Ricky

Camera: EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L
Lighting: Profoto Lights & Modifiers

ebiggs1
Legend
Legend

I tell folks to get one of the lens cloths from your eye doctor and their lens cleaning solution. That is easy and my doctor gives them to me for free. I also advise folks use a clear protecto filter of equal quality to their lens. It is far better to clean a cheaper filter than the more expensive lens front element. Keep in mind the dust or whatever on the front element of a lens is OOF so it generally won't appear in the photos. Of course this is not to say how much is too much because none is best.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!
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