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

Started May 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: brilliant post. Any less-than-$200 dollar vacuum that would work?
In reply to Keit ll, Sep 7, 2013

Keit ll wrote:

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

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Keith C

you are dead right, the air being sucked out must be replaced and it will be drawn in through the joint at the focus ring on the lens, so a microfilter is a great idea

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