I vacuumed the dust out of my SEL 18-200mm lens.

Started May 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
Keit ll
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Re: brilliant post. Any less-than-$200 dollar vacuum that would work?
In reply to BoosAngel, Jan 17, 2013

I think that greater emphasis needs to be placed on the possibility of sucking dust into the lens !  That is the way in which dust gets into the lens in the first place.

I would suggest placing a vacuumed microfibre cloth around the lens when performing these procedures having first vacuumed the general exterior of the lens. Houshold interiors abound in small particles of dust shed from carpets & textiles & if you were unlucky you could end up with more lens dust than you started with ?

Damp air generally is less dusty than dry air but is more likely to encourage lens fungus growth - nothing is ever simple is it ?

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