FIVE GREAT MAIN­TE­NANCE TIPS

Land Rover AFRICA Magazine - - FEATURE -

Whether you’ve in­vested in an en­try-level DSLR or went all out for the big boy, it’s im­per­a­tive that you main­tain your cam­era to en­sure its longevity. Here are some handy main­te­nance tips:

ONE

EN­EMY #1 – HU­MID­ITY

Hu­mid­ity is your cam­era’s neme­sis, and harm­ful to your imag­ing sen­sors. Keep your cam­era dry and away from ex­treme weather con­di­tions. Avoid bring­ing your cam­era in from the cold to a warm room. Use pro­tec­tive, padded bags or cases.

TWO

KEEP IT SPICK ’N SPAN

Use a soft, mi­crofi­bre cloth to ef­fec­tively clean your lenses and cam­era. Also, re­mem­ber to wipe down the ex­te­rior for dust that could creep in­side the body.

THREE

CAPS AND HOODS

Lens caps and lens fil­ters pro­tect your lenses against scratches and dam­ages. Although lens hoods are meant to block the sun’s glare, they’re great for pro­tect­ing your lens’s edge.

FOUR

SPOTS ON YOUR SHOT

If you no­tice any dark, dirty spots or splotches on your im­ages, it’s a sign that your cam­era needs a clean. Us­ing a sen­sor loupe will help iden­tify the spotty ar­eas and an air­brush will blow and wipe dust away.

FIVE

STOR­ING YOUR CAM­ERA

Avoid leav­ing your cam­era (even if it’s in your bag) in the boot of your car in the heat or leav­ing it in be­low freez­ing tem­per­a­ture. These ex­treme tem­per­a­tures are not your cam­era’s friend.

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