The camera body, especially the lens, can be easily damaged through rough handling and scratches. Here are some tips for taking care of your precious camera, ranging from lens care, temperature and storage conditions. Be sure to follow these tips so that your camera will be well protected over its lifetime.
The lens of your digital camera is its eye to the outside world. It is the most important component for any camera. Make sure that you never, ever touch directly with your fingers and ensure that you put on the lens cap when not shooting pictures.
Use good lens cleaning equipment. Always use a good lens brush, lens blower and lens cloth to do the job.
The other thing to look out for is the temperature under which the camera is stored. You should always keep the camera out of sun. One mistake that newbies always make is to store the digital camera in the extremely hot places like the car boot. Don’t do that ever. And never store it in cold environment either.
When storing your digital camera, you need to keep it away from magnets, which will affect the circuitry of your digital camera. Besides, many electronic products come with silica gel capsules. Keep these and put them in your digital camera storage box. It will prevent condensation. The batteries of the camera should also be removed if you intend to store the camera away for a long time for they can have corrosive leaks over time.
Protect Delicate Components
Protect delicate components and watch out for the memory card. More care is needed to spend on this small thing. Camera panels are also of great importance. Every time, you need to open it carefully.