Cameras are precision-made instruments that need a good amount of care to ensure proper performance and longevity.
Here are some tips on how to take care of your camera for a longer service life:
- Keep your camera in a case to prevent dust build up. Dust attracts moisture which can adversely affect your equipment
- A low humidity storage area is best, this can be a sealed case with a moisture absorbing sachet inside or a sealed camera bag
- Clean your gear after every use to make sure it’s in optimal condition
- Use a LensPen or similar to ensure your lenses are spotless. Use a cleaning cloth to clean the rest of your gear. Dust and oil will attract fungus and moisture which is very bad for optical equipment
- If you find a piece of gear (most likely a lens) that has fungus inside, the best option is to throw it out. Fungus will spread to your other equipment very easily if it’s all kept together
- Format memory cards regularly. This won’t keep your gear any cleaner, but over time memory cards can become corrupted and this will affect performance. Make sure you save the contents of the card to another device before you do this as once it’s formatted you can’t recover any info.
- If it’s been a while since you’ve used your gear, we recommend having it serviced by a professional to ensure everything is in proper working order