Sony best way to clean the lens?


New Member
Jan 7, 2013
After some shooting in the rain I noticed that my lens has some raindropmarks. Is there a safe way to clean that tiny lens?


Hall of Famer
Nov 12, 2010
I use a microfiber lens cleaning cloth, that shouldn't scratch the lens or its coatings. I suppose a cloth to clean glasses (the kind you use to improve your eyesight) would work too.


Feb 3, 2013
Devon, UK
I presume that you're concerned about "rocking" the lens when cleaning the glass? If so, then I share your concerns. The extended lens (as with any camera with a retractable lens) is a rather delicate arrangement.

I've taken to cleaning the lens by laying the RX100 on its back - with lens extended - and gently holding the outermost section of the lens between forefinger and thumb, to constrain sideways movement. Then I gently clean with a lens cloth as per the comment by bartjeej... with considerable emphasis on the word "gently"...:wink:

I don't know if this method is recommended by Sony, but it makes sense to me. It's not my recommendation - only a description of my way of doing it. Therefore, caveat: use only at your own risk!


supernatural anesthetist
Sep 9, 2011
Cumbria UK
I used a sensor swab and cleaning fluid on one of my rain marked lenses. It worked a treat. I thought if its gentle enough for a sensor it would be ok on a lens. And no force required. Bit of an expensive way of doing it though

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