Taking care of a camera is surprisingly difficult! Even a slightly-less-than-microfiber cloth to the lens can scratch it completely. What are you supposed to do if the inside mirrors have dust on them? Well, here are some of the most common misconceptions and tips on how to clean your camera


  1. You can clean the lens with a tissue: WRONG! Please don’t do this, it completely scratches up the lens because it has rough paper fibers in it.
  2. You can clean the screen with a tissue: ALSO WRONG! While it won’t scratch the screen up as bad (the glass on the screen is more resilient than the glass on the lens), it can still damage your screen.


  1. Clean the inner mirrors with air: Finally, something right! Yes, the most efficient way to get dust off the inner mirrors on your camera is with air. Here’s a link to get one from eBay for $0.99 USD.
  2. Use a lens cleaning solution: Please, please, please, don’t use soap and water to clean the lenses on your camera. It may be more expensive to buy lens cleaning solution, but it works better and soap leaves residue if it’s not all washed off.
  3. Use a microfiber cloth to clean the lens and screen: YES! This is the most important thing to remember if you don’t want to scratch up your lenses and screen.