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Beginner's Guide - How to Protect Your Camera


Whether it is a card camera or a professional SLR, it is a very delicate digital product. We cannot treat them like disposable film cameras. In fact, proper maintenance can give digital cameras and lenses a longer service life. In order to better protect these expensive products, let's learn about camera protection together.

Camera Lens

Do not use clothing to wipe the lens

Many people habitually use their shirts or T-shirts to wipe the lens when taking pictures. In fact, this is a very bad habit. On the one hand, sweat and stains on clothing will corrode the lens coating, and secondly, thicker fibers may also scratch the lens. Similarly, ordinary paper towels are not suitable for wiping the lens. The best lens cleaning tools are a series of special tools such as lens paper, lens pen.

If dust gets inside the camera, please do not dismantle it by yourself, but send it to a professional shop for repair.
Panoramic

Cover the lens cap at any time

As we all know, the lens is a very delicate thing, especially the coating on the surface. If you want to effectively avoid scratches, dust, liquids, etc., it is best to develop a good habit of covering the lens cover at all times.

Or add a UV lens. On the one hand, it can reduce the influence of ultraviolet rays scattered in the air on the photosensitive element. On the other hand, it can also protect the lens. Even if the lens is dropped, it can also serve as a buffer. In addition, when shooting at the beach It also protects the lens from salt erosion.

In addition to installing the UV lens, we will also install a hood on the outside of the lens. The hood can also prevent some light and ultraviolet rays and protect the lens.

Do not let the lens touch water

The lens should not touch water. For example, taking water vapor and close-up shots with a lot of fog are harmful to the lens. Unless it is the kind used by professional cameras, the lens is specially processed and can take pictures with heavy water vapor. Ordinary cameras, the lens will break when it sees water.

Camera parts

Do not over expose the camera sensor

For digital SLR cameras, the feature of interchangeable lenses allows users to directly touch the camera sensor, but the problem is that the sensor is like a "magnet", very easy to be contaminated with dust. Therefore, the action when changing the lens must be rapid to avoid prolonged exposure of the camera sensor.

Before changing the lens, you need to turn off the camera. Otherwise, changing the lens while the photosensitive element is still storing electricity will increase the risk of dust.

Do not disassemble the memory card randomly

This precaution does not mean that you should never disassemble the memory card, but that you should not disassemble the memory card while reading data. Under normal circumstances, when using high-speed continuous shooting and other functions, the memory card takes a long time to read data, and forcible removal will cause data damage.
Setting exposure and focus

Care of the battery

The camera shoulder strap is one of the most effective protection measures, which can effectively prevent the camera from being damaged by taking it off, especially for those larger digital SLR cameras. If you don’t like shoulder straps, you can also try a special wrist strap like Capture Camera Clip.

How to store

Using the camera strap

The camera shoulder strap is one of the most effective protection measures, which can effectively prevent the camera from being damaged by taking it off, especially for those larger digital SLR cameras. If you don’t like shoulder straps, you can also try a special wrist strap like Capture Camera Clip.

Setting exposure and focus

Don't transport your camera

No matter how confident you are in the protective ability of your suitcase, please don’t experiment with your camera. When flying, please carry your camera, lens, filter, and flash on your back and bring them with you. Go to the cabin of the plane! As for the equipment that is less prone to breakage, such as tripods, shutter releases, and chargers, you can pack them with clothes and place them in your luggage for check-in.

Moisture-proof bag/camera bag

When storing the camera, the photographic equipment is best placed in a moisture-proof box, which is less susceptible to moisture. If you do not have a moisture-proof box, you can also buy a hard-shell storage box and add a desiccant.

When going out to take pictures, whether it is a small card or an interchangeable lens camera, it is best to put it in the camera bag when going out to avoid accidents that may cause damage to the camera. It is recommended that you buy products of major brands to obtain better design and shock resistance.

Setting exposure and focus

Conclusion

As we all know, the camera is the treasure of everyone who loves photography. If you borrow someone else’s camera, you must also protect it.

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