Best Camera & Photo Liquid Cleaners in 2020

Photographic Solutions Eclipse 0.5 oz. Optic Cleaner for Sensors and Lenses Review:

After over a year of heavy use & no cleaning, the sensors on both my Nikon D600 & D750 were obviously in need of maintenance. I decided to buy the 0.5 oz. Eclipse solution along with the UES FFR24 DSLR SLR Camera Full-Frame Sensor Cleaning Swab ( to do the wet cleaning. As suggested from many online tutorials, I placed 2-3 drops of Eclipse on the swab & ran it across the sensor. It did take me about 4-5 attempts on each camera to get the sensors clean & spotless enough to my standards, but the solution worked fine & didn't damage the D600 & D750 sensors. I figured the extra attempts became necessary simply because no sensor maintenance was ever done before.

Looking at test images on a 24" monitor after the cleaning, I was satisfied to see that 99% of the spots which used to plague the borders of my pictures were finally gone. The remaining 1% were just a couple of very minor, hard-to-see spots at the very edges of the frame - hardly worth worrying about. I consider the result more than good enough & definitely far better than what the sensors looked like before the cleaning.

A larger 2 oz. bottle of Eclipse is also available, but I decided on the smaller 0.5 oz. as it is certainly more than enough to clean my 2 cameras, given that only 2-3 drops are required for a swab. In addition, I read somewhere that once opened, this product attracts moisture quickly and is not ideal to keep in storage for long periods of time, so it then makes sense to buy only the amount you need.

C- Clear Lens Cleaning Solution, 16 Ounces Review:

Here's where this particular purchase came into play:
I had just found myself a delightful new pair of glasses and was busy recuperating from the cost. The wonderfully patient saleswoman would had been helping me with my purchase asked me I usually use to wash my glasses. And as the honest (and thrifty!) person I am, I told her "water...and a soft shirt of my husband's." She noticeably paled behind her spotless rims and suggested I buy some individually packaged lens wipes. They were only...wait for it...30 for $8.00! As in, to keep my glasses clean with this particular method, I would need to spend $96 hard-earned dollars on GLASSES WIPES A YEAR!!! GLASSES WIPES! And when I politely replied "yeah no I can't afford that" she compassionately nodded her head and gave me a huge pile of them for free (wonderful woman, as I said). Long story longer, I got addicted. I loved the wipes...but I was too cheap to buy more.

Cue C-Clear 25 Lens Cleaning Solution. As soon as I got this bottle, I found myself a cheap spray bottle at the dollar store and dug up an old microfiber cloth. This product gives me the same benefit as those individually wrapped wipes but at a fraction of the cost.

ROR Optical Lens Cleaner 2 Oz Spray Bottle Review:

There are many different ways of removing crud and spots from photographic lenses and filters. Some are good, others are better, and some are there when all other methods fail.

Have used ROR Residual Oil Remover Lens Cleaner over the last fifteen years as a lens cleaning solution when nothing else would work, but it's often hard to find. Bought it here in this 2 oz. pump size when I found that I could not get the embedded crud off of the front element of a used 24mm f/2.8D AF Nikkor Lens that I had bought locally for less than the price of two good Ø52mm filters. It was a gamble, but seemingly worth it.

Fingerprints on front or rear lens elements are left as a result of perspiration and oils left when one touches the surfaces. Though sweat is mainly water, it contains oils, minerals and other compositions that can wreak havoc upon a lens or filter surface, especially if left there for a period of time. It may not render the lens unusable, but will definitely effect the lens or filter sharpness, especially on multicoated optics.

◆ What It Does:

ROR isn't a standard optical surface cleaner as we know them. It actually emulsifies and removes imperceptible oil residues, a byproduct of sweat, environmental pollution and other causes, from the microscopic surface and pores of glass and acrylic surfaces. As a result, dust and pollutants have nothing to adhere to, which allows the surface to remain cleaner for a longer period of time.

◆ In Use:

Cleaning a lens or filter is fairly straightforward, but you need to use a blower such as the Giottos Rocket Air Blaster or a lens brush to remove any general loose particles that may be on the surface. Next, place a couple of drops of ROR on the surface and let the solution sit for a few moments. Then gently wipe the surface in a circular fashion with a non-treated microfiber lens cleaning cloth or lens tissue, taking care to use a clean area of cloth or tissue each time you wipe.

You may find it better to squeeze a couple of drops of ROR onto the microfiber lens cleaning cloth or applicator that you're using, and be sure to apply enough pressure to effectively clean the optical surface. You may have to do this 2 to 3 times if the surface had a lot of crud. Then use a clean cloth or tissue to do a final wipe of the surface, again using enough pressure to get it clean.

As a final step, I used the LensPen NLP-1 from my LensPen New DSLR Pro Camera Cleaning Kit by uncapping the pad end of the LensPen, then gently moving it on the lens surface in a circular fashion. It will generally leave some small, black flecks that that are similar to black charcoal powder. These were dusted off with the brush end, as it's just residue from the carbon cleaning compound.

The result? A sparkling clean surface on both the front and rear elements of the 24mm f/2.8D AF Nikkor lens, and in use the results from my Nikon DSLR showed that I had picked up a lucky bargain. I already knew that ROR was a good product from past experience, but in this case it exceeded my expectations.

◆ Summary:

ROR Residual Oil Remover Lens Cleaner is an excellent solution for situations as described above. Since then I've used it on all of the lenses for my various cameras and filters as general maintenance, and also used it on my regular glasses, which are worn daily. Putting it simply, ROR is a highly recommended product, and saves the day when others fail.



After reading some of the product reviews, I decided on giving this product a try. I was reluctant to use just anything on my lenses, but, I came home from visiting Iceland and realised that I had unusually spots on my lens, even with a filter. I may have removed my polarizer filter for my clear lens filter and touched the lens. Rare that this should happen, when I came home I used a micro fiber cloth and attempted to lightly clean off the spot, I made it worst, fearing that I scratched the lens. I purchased this combo item, fluid cleaner and 100 pads, was I amazed of the results... I spotted the pad sheet with the cleaning solution, and bam...cleaned the lens in circular motions, folding the pad sheet 2-3x, and bam, I got a spotless len, definitely will reorder the cleaning solution...

Zeiss Spray and Microfiber Lens Care Kit Review:

I really enjoy this stuff - it works well as a glass cleaner for my eyeglasses. However, the smell of it is STRONG and for some that might be no issue, but for someone who struggles with headaches and migraines the scent is a bit overpowering. Especially considering you put it on your glasses which then go unto your face and the smell is right there and unavoidable. I'm not entirely sure that I would repurchase because of this issue, but if you're not sensitive to smells (I'm jealous), this should be perfect for you!

Photographic Solutions 0.5 fl oz Aeroclipse Cleaning Fluid for Digital Sensor, Non-Flammable Review:

Cleaned my Sony A7RII sensor without issue. It was the first time I had ever cleaned a sensor. Followed directions on the the full sensor swab package I purchased separately and it was a breeze. Just be sure to put the camera (Sony A7RII) in "cleaning mode" and keep it there while you clean the sensor to keep the IBIS motion stability system in place. According to youtube posts and articles this is the solution to use for Sony sensors as others solutions maybe too abrasive. If you are thinking about doing this yourself, go for it. There are several very comprehensive tutorials on youtube on how to clean sensors. It literally takes less than a minute to do it. A local shop was not familiar with the idiosyncrasies of cleaning the Sony sensor (non-methanol solution, locking up the IBIS system, etc.) so I opted to do it myself for a lot less money.

VisibleDust VDust Plus Formula Liquid Sensor Cleaning Solution - 0.27 oz | 8 ml Review:

I use this along with the 1.0X Orange swabs to clean the sensor in my Nikon D600. The sensor in the D600 gets dirtier than most sensors in most cameras and this does a good job of getting the dust and oil spots off.