Tips for keeping your digital camera equipment clean

By | May 27, 2017

Did you know that if you can keep your digital camera equipment clean, not only are you going to extend its life but also get high-quality images? When you first get a digital camera, whether you shoot outside or indoors, the photos turn out to be excellent. They are better than the picture of BLU ray movies! After a year or two passes by, you might notice the quality goes down drastically. The images are not that sharp and you notice that after you insert the photos into the PC or laptop. You cannot buy another camera because that will be a waste of money. Rather than that, if you learn to clean it, you can have a fantastic camera that lasts for decades.

Even though the cost can be as high as $10, 000 some people treat their camera equipment like plastic bags. Camera equipment are substantial investments that necessitate care. They begin the day with you at sunrise, ends at sunset and be with you for many events in between. They grace with your presence in parties, ground-breaking events, go on board on travel or when we are just going around your house looking for an object to shoot. Do not wait to clean your digital camera equipment. It is surprising that most people excel at taking photographs but do not know how to take care of their digital camera equipment. That is not a reason to worry because you can always start today. Here are some tips that will help you to have a camera in top-notch shape and last for years to come.

  1. Purchase a camera bag

Without this, the photographer would have to carry the digital camera with their hands or in some other bag. You will notice that cameras can get scratchy easily plus digital cameras are expensive so you cannot risk it. You need to protect your camera equipment. Men put it in their backpack while women in their purse. In that way, the equipment come in contact with other materials such as mobile phones, glasses, towels, cosmetics etc.   

You should not be buying a camera in the first place if you are not thinking of using the bag. The bags are created to guard your investment so that there is less chance of damage even if its falls. These bags are perfect organizers. For instance, you can store your favorite lens in a specific area and the memory cards somewhere else. It can make the situation tranquil when you are about to grab what you require so you can shoot pictures. Mishandling the parts will only upsurge the risk of harming something and waste time. Another good news is that the camera bag is easy to carry.

  1. Utilize proper tools for your lens

You can get the rocket blower which is found in camera stores. Clean the large bits of dust from the lens. Pressing it blows air from the tip and will get rid of dust. It is important not to never use cloth for this step as it can circulate the dust on the lens. Some people also prefer to use t-shirts to clean the lens which is another bad idea. When the Rocker Blower does its work and you are still skeptical about the dust, use the lens cleaning pen brush which is also available in camera stores. Make the lens germ-free with the pre-moistened lens wipes. It is just like the wet tissues that individuals use to clean their face instantly. If you are going to be cleaning the lens without any other item, then you must have microfiber cleaning cloths nearby. Some people make the mistake of cleaning several devices with one cloth. Do not do that. Have separate ones for your phone, monitor and camera lenses. Cleaning the lens is not an easy task so be careful and use the correct tools.

  1. Let the professional handle the sensor

While you took care of the lens like a pro, the sensor can be tricky. In fact, a slight problem in it can make you lose your device completely. You can find ways to clean it at home such as examining the sensor with the loupe, locking the mirrors and using an air blaster. Rather than this, send it to an expert who works in this department. The sensor is the most sensitive part and simply using sensor swabs and cleaning solutions will not work.

  1. Put on filters

You can use filters when you are going to shoot outdoors. You do not need them at home though. It protects the camera from dust and even if you drop the camera, it will not break. You can get the UV, Skylight or the Haze. The other name for them are protection filters, as this is what they do. They save your camera and the lens without compromising on image quality.

  1. Do not forget the lens cap

While you are cleaning everything, do not forget that the lens cap is one of the most important camera equipment. You are spending time and money on making the lens germ-free and then putting on a dirty lens cap. That will be devastating. For this you will need a brush with soft bristles. Also, you can use a blower. Also, add a several drops of lens cleaning solution. Do not carry out cleaning while the lens cap is in its shape because that can damage it. You have get the cap out and life the retention with a safety pin. There will be four of them with two on both sides. The procedure is: take apart the lens cap and clean it.  You should know that you cannot cause any harm to the spring in it.

  1. Remove the batteries

Every time you store your camera after a long day of shooting, remember to take the battery out. They can melt anytime when the camera is not being used. You can use a weather resistant battery holder to keep it safe till you need your camera again.

  1. Give importance to memory cards

Another important camera equipment are the memory cards. They hold all your photos yet they are sensitive. You have to remember to keep them in the camera bag so that it stays safe. Ensure that your camera bag is not dirty as it will ruin the items in it. Memory cards will not be able to stand against a dirty camera bag.  Tips for keeping your digital camera equipment clean

Did you know that if you can keep your digital camera equipment clean, not only are you going to extend its life but also get high-quality images? When you first get a digital camera, whether you shoot outside or indoors, the photos turn out to be excellent. They are better than the picture quality of BLU ray movies! After a year or two passes by, you might notice the quality goes down drastically. The images are not that sharp and you notice that after you insert the photos into the PC or laptop. You cannot buy another camera because that will be a waste of money. Rather than that, if you learn to clean it, you can have a fantastic camera that lasts for decades. 

Even though the cost can be as high as $10, 000 some people treat their camera equipment like plastic bags. All the camera equipment are substantial investments that necessitate care. They begin the day with you at sunrise, ends at sunset and be with you for many events in between. They grace with your presence in parties, ground-breaking events, go on board on travel or when we are just going around your house looking for an object to shoot. Do not wait to clean your digital camera equipment. It is surprising that most people excel at taking photographs but do not know how to take care of their digital camera equipment. That is not a reason to worry because you can always start today. Here are some tips that will help you to have a camera in top-notch shape and last for years to come.

1.    Purchase a camera bag

Without this, the photographer would have to carry the digital camera with their hands or in some other bag. You will notice that cameras can get scratchy easily plus digital cameras are expensive so you cannot risk it. You need to protect your camera equipment. Men put it in their backpack while women in their purse. In that way, the equipment comes in contact with other materials such as mobile phones, glasses, towels, cosmetics etc.   

You should not be buying a camera in the first place if you are not thinking of using the bag. The bags are created to guard your investment so that there is less chance of damage even if its falls. These bags are perfect organizers. For instance, you can store your favorite lens in a specific area and the memory cards somewhere else. It can make the situation tranquil when you are about to grab what you require so you can shoot pictures. Mishandling the parts will only upsurge the risk of harming something and waste time. Another good news is that the camera bag is easy to carry.

2.    Utilize proper tools for your lens

You can get the rocket blower which is found in camera stores. Clean the large bits of dust from the lens. Pressing it blows air from the tip and will get rid of dust. It is important not to never use cloth for this step as it can circulate the dust on the lens. Some people also prefer to use t-shirts to clean the lens which is another bad idea. When the Rocker Blower does its work and you are still skeptical about the dust, use the lens cleaning pen brush which is also available in camera stores. Make the lens germ-free with the pre-moistened lens wipes. It is just like the wet tissues that individuals use to clean their face instantly. If you are going to be cleaning the lens without any other item, then you must have microfiber cleaning cloths nearby. Some people make the mistake of cleaning several devices with one cloth. Do not do that. Have separate ones for your phone, monitor and camera lenses. Cleaning the lens is not an easy task so be careful and use the correct tools.

3.    Let the professional handle the sensor

While you took care of the lens like a pro, the sensor can be tricky. In fact, a slight problem in it can make you lose your device completely. You can find ways to clean it at home such as examining the sensor with the loupe, locking the mirrors and using an air blaster. Rather than this, send it to an expert who works in this department. The sensor is the most sensitive part and simply using sensor swabs and cleaning solutions will not work.

4.    Put on filters

You can use filters when you are going to shoot outdoors. You do not need them at home though. It protects the camera from dust and even if you drop the camera, it will not break. You can get the UV, Skylight or the Haze. The other name for them is protection filters, as this is what they do. They save your camera and the lens without compromising on image quality.

5.    Do not forget the lens cap

While you are cleaning everything, do not forget that the lens cap is one of the most important camera equipment. You are spending time and money on making the lens germ-free and then putting on a dirty lens cap. That will be devastating. For this, you will need a brush with soft bristles.  Also, add several drops of lens cleaning solution. Do not carry out cleaning while the lens cap is in its shape because that can damage it. You have to get the cap out and lift the retention with a safety pin. There will be four of them with two on both sides. The procedure is: take apart the lens cap and clean it.  You should know that you cannot cause any harm to the spring in it.

6.    Remove the batteries

Every time you store your camera after a long day of shooting, remember to take the battery out. They can melt anytime when the camera is not being used. You can use a weather resistant battery holder to keep it safe till you need your camera again.

7.    Give importance to memory cards

Another important camera equipment is the memory cards. They hold all your photos yet they are sensitive. You have to remember to keep them in the camera bag so that it stays safe. Ensure that your camera bag is not dirty as it will ruin the items in it. Memory cards will not be able to stand against a dirty camera bag.