postheadericon Washing & Servicing Tips For Looking after For Your Brand New DSLR

Okay, so you’ve just spent your hard-earned money for a innovative (codename for “expensive”) digicam. Even if you’ve done the sensible factor and purchased a quality digital camera bag or back pack to keep it in one piece when not in use, you’ve only taken the first of two essential steps towards maintaining your digital camera in excellent condition.

You see, through the natural course of using your digital camera, it WILL get covered in minute pieces of dirt and dust, no matter how careful you are with it – the bright contacts and digital camera bodies entice dust like you wouldn’t believe. So, you are going to need to invest a while outlining your digital camera to keep it just like new and in excellent condition.

And it’s not just minute dust and dust you that may cause you to have to take a chance to clear your digital camera. For instance, you may be out capturing when it starts bucketing down with rainfall. Now, rainfall can be a great factor, creating boring, dry-day pictures into something more exciting, with the dark rainfall atmosphere adding a feeling of grumpiness and the rainfall standard water showing light in all sorts of exciting ways. Later on, though, what often is your digital camera has small lines on it, where the rainfall standard water disappeared. This will want cleaning off, especially if standard water got onto the contact lens.

Or, maybe you’re capturing around a barbecue or on bonfire night… the smoking from the shoots can get on your digital camera and any remains left behind will want to be washed off.

Dust, sand, dust, standard water, and smoking are all components that photography lovers are likely to see that are harmful to digital cameras and digital camera gear. Keeping your camera(s) and lens(es) fresh can:

Help to protect the performance of control buttons, calls and touchscreen technology LCDs;
Save you both money (as you prevent needless repairs). Keeping your contacts fresh will help to prevent specks of dust or dirt showing up in your pictures, which at best might mean extra minutes spent trying to remove them in post production (using software such as Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop) or, at worst, could provide a award picture useless.

I’ve owned both a Link Camera (Panasonic FZ1000) and an effective DSLR (Panasonic GH4). Link Cameras are much easier to live with, from a maintenance and cleaning viewpoint, as they don’t have exchangeable contacts, so all you need to worry about is:

Maintaining your contact lens clear of dust and waste, so it goes on getting sharp, fresh images;

Maintaining your rest of the digital camera fresh of the dust and dust, so that it doesn’t discover its way into any points that are started out or can be started out to the components (e.g. battery & storage device slots; mic sockets; or even down the super thin gap between the control buttons or calls and the digital camera whole body itself). Also, dust on the digital camera whole body can locate its way onto the contact lens. So, if you only hassle to clear the contact lens and neglect the digital camera whole body, you may return from a long or essential picture capture to pick one or two frustrating specks of dust or waste that had been dislodged from the digital camera whole body or contact lens gun barrel, only to get onto the contact lens. Do you really want to take that chance? I’ve experienced this and it’s not something you allow to do it again too often.

If you’ve bought yourself a “proper DSLR”, you will also need to:

Factor in purchase to keep fresh the rear of your contacts, including the metal contact hooks (which allows the contact lens and digital camera to connect the necessary data, creating things like your digital camera’s Auto-focus work as intended);
Potentially fresh the super delicate indicator, as well (you certainly don’t need to be washing the indicator after whenever you’ve changed contacts, only if you discover that there are specks of dust or waste on the indicator, which you will likely discover if your pictures still have spots on when you’ve made even more certain the glass of the contact lens, at both ends, is fresh and free of dust. I’ll talk more about indicator cleaning, later on in this article).

Right then, this is the care and cleaning process I followed with my two digital cameras, which has now become something of an ingrained habit, over the years.