How to clean a camera lens. You can purchase my stock photos by clicking on the following link to my photo library at Alamy.com. Stock photography by RJ Styles at Alamy Take the lens that is dirty I prefer to keep the lens attached to the camera, place the camera strap around your neck, and point the lens towards the ground. Take a can of compressed air and thoroughly blow air across the entire lens. I like to use Panco Lens Cleaner. Click the following link to buy Pancro lens cleaner, it is more expensive than most other lens cleaner, but it does not leave detergent residue behind. I also prefer to use Kimwipes for my lens paper. Click the following link to buy Kimwipes. While keeping the camera pointed towards the floor take a piece of lens paper and fold it up spray one end of the lens paper with lens cleaning fluid, and thoroughly wipe the entire front element of the lens. Switch to the dry end of the lens paper and wipe the front element of the lens until all of the streaks are gone. I find that Pancro seems to streak less then other lens cleaners. With camera lens pointed towards the floor blow the lens again with compressed air. Now your lens should be clean. If it is not completely clean repeat the above steps. Please help RJ Styles purchase photography equipment, I require a new lens for bird photography.Any donations would be greatly appreciated, I am a disabled struggling photographer. To donate Click her. I am a landscape photographer and a nature photographer. I have photographed the following areas, Yosemite Valley Half Dome, Seattle, Washington, San Francisco California, Burney Falls State Park, Ukiah, and Oregon. I have captured the brilliant red and orange fall colors of Oregon, and Washington.