To have the camera you can always be counted on to produce quality photos, not just the camera that need to be treated. The camera lens that you have also not forgotten.
Yes, the lens is the ‘eye’ of the camera who was instrumental in capturing the clarity, color, and image detail. Then how to take care of the camera and lens to last a long time and not moldy?
Here are simple steps that you can do.
Store in a Decent
Tropical country which means to have a fairly high humidity (above 70 percent). That figure will rise during the rainy season.
High humidity can damage electronic components as well as a camera sensor, so the fungus can grow and thrive in the optical lens. Even so, the level of humidity that is too low is not good because it can interfere with the mechanical system of the camera.
Precisely, the movement of mechanical components at risk the camera can not move smoothly (drag).
Ideally, the level of moisture in the lens and the camera is 40-50 percent Relative Humidity (RH). For more details, read the manual and your camera lens. Then, find the rules of ideal operating range, and check the recommended humidity ranges.
So, where should the camera and lens are stored? It helps you buy the cleaning cabinet so that it can control the level of humidity.
Dry cabinet is a special cabinet designed to hold electronic items. You can buy it at a camera store, with prices ranging from $100.
However, if you do not have sufficient funds, can use an airtight box and put a few bags of silica gel in it.
Keep away from Wet Conditions
Keep your camera and lens from the water due to wet conditions can cause moisture in the camera and make the components inside damaged. Unless the camera and lens you have the ability to waterproof or weather sealed.
You must always keep the lens clean. When cleaning the lens, it is recommended not to directly spraying cleaning fluid into the lens. Spray the first to the microfiber cloth, then wipe the lens gently.
If you are doing a photo shoot near the sea activity, wipe the camera with a microfiber cloth slightly moistened to remove residual salt stick in the camera.
Because the content of salt in the ocean is corrosive to the metal components in the camera and the lens, so the potential to produce rust.
Loose-Swap Lenses By Caution
One of the main advantages of digital SLR cameras compared to compact cameras is the lens that can be detached and replace. However there are some things that must be considered during the process of replacement of the lens, especially if you do it outdoors.
Dust or dirt can get into the camera and sticking to the sensor, thus making shots seemed to have stains.
When removing exchange-lens, camera strap hanging on the neck, then position the camera facing down. Then attach the front lens cap (front lens cap) to be replaced, while pressing the lock button lens. Then rotate the lens up the slack, but do not completely detached from the camera.
Further grab new lenses that will be installed, remove the rear lens cap (rear lens cap) and place it within easy reach, while holding the lens with one hand.
Remove the old lens using the other hand, attach a new lens quickly and then rotate it until it locks. Remember, after replacing the lens, turn on the camera sensor cleaning feature to reduce the risk of dust spots.