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Old 29th September 2018
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Camera cleaning

Following on from the holiday where I used the camera in the sea, dropped it several times in woods, used it in the rain and generally abused it - I've sat down to give it a good clean.

Everything has come clean surprisingly easily, except for two items...
  • I've managed to get bee propolis* into the textured plastic grip on the zoom and focus rings on my 12-40PRO, and it won't come off - very reluctant to use solvents here!
  • I also have some dirt stuck to the inside of the 300 f4PRO lens hood - which is flock lined and non-removable.

Anyone any suggestions - neither are affecting performance but look a bit shabby!

*Bee propolis is made from tree sap/resin
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Old 30th September 2018
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Re: Camera cleaning

For the 12-40 you can use pure ethanol or isopropyl alcohol without worry about paint damage. Just use a dampened cloth or a cleaning stick and don't go crazy pouring it over the lens.

Not sure what to suggest about the flock lining. Probably a small brush - toothbrush maybe?
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