How to Maintain Your DSLR Camera for the Long Term

DSLR Camera

Nowadays, DSLR cameras are the jewels to a good photographer’s career, and only one who’s into the photography industry truly appreciates the value of a good DSLR. There is honestly nothing more heartbreaking than the fact that you’ve noticed scratches in the lenses of your brand new DSLR and a crack or damage in your highly funded camera gear. Below are some vital tips on maintaining a DSLR so you and your photography career function peacefully.

Invest into a good quality camera bag

When people value their brand new laptops and stationary while finding it normalized to maintain them with pouches or a laptop bag from really good brands, it is also important that people understand that a DSLR camera requires the same delicate care and generosity that people have generalized for other things in life. Shoving your DSLR abruptly into a handbag, jute purse, lunch bag, or even a plastic cover for that matter would only leave it more prone to external damage and, in most cases, would cause a lot of friction to the brand new lenses and leave a mark like a scratch that would affect the quality of the photographer’s pictures and would cost more to repair than to buy a whole new pair of lenses.

Before switching functions, ensure your camera is turned down

An enthusiastic, hardworking photographer would have different modes of glares, contrast, and clarity within the lenses. Apart from this, they also have to take 100 photos for one series of shots. At the same time, they would selectively choose a minute odd from it, which requires a lot of memory; while it is safe to say that they now and then change their memory cards, they should also function their cameras while turning off their camera before changing memory cards (like how people turn off their laptops every time they finish a task), or even while plugging and connecting the DSLR camera to an ongoing bright tripod stand. This would not only prevent lags but would benefit the photographer as his camera would function just right.

Consider wearing soft mesh gloves for the benefit of your camera

As we all know, human nails are sharp, and for one who has long nails, it is prone for their environment, including a photographer’s DSLR camera, to be scratched. In addition to that, fingertips are usually moist and dusty, and by chance, they do get in contact with the lenses or important parts of the camera, they would let out a blurry vision (affecting the quality of a photographers lenses, photos, and his/her career), this situation could also be prevented by ensuring to order a pair of high-quality lenses (UV light).

  • Keep a checklist to ensure your photos and memory card stay secured:
  • Ensure to invest in good camera gear (quality matters)
  • Ensure to buy memory cards that are high in storage and match the general quality standards
  • Have the same with a good quality card reader
  • Be delicate with the memory card, avoid touching the green areas
  • Turn off your camera between shoots

How to clean the camera and lenses the right way?

Just because rubbing alcohol, detergent, and acetone effectively remove stains, it doesn’t mean that they are the right cleaning liquids for your DSLR. It is always preferable to treat your camera sensitively (because it is) while opting for cleaning bases that aren’t too harsh, like cold water and a cleaning solution for lenses available at electronics and drug stores. Also, always avoid applicators like jute clothes, silk, or rough materials as it can damage the rim and lens badly, rather use tissue paper and soft cloth-like cotton (it would apply the cleaning solution delicately). Finally, it is also necessary to know for those who think that it isn’t okay to air dry or blow dry any part of the camera because it tends to attack the parts of the camera raw directly, instead spray the cleaning solution on the soft cloth and wait for a few seconds before dabbing it on the lens and firmly generously rub your way through, until you visibly notice your lens getting clearer.

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