When we decide to buy or expand our photographic equipment make a large financial investment. Many times we do not care: it is our hobby, our passion and we need and hope to have a good team to carry it out. When we buy something, we try to top it with love and care we do not want to be spoiled, soiled or simply takes a sharp blow. But over time we relaxed and over the years or what their own use more money and effort can achieve cost we finish breaking down.
So today we will look at the basic care that should maintain part of our photographic equipment, to prevent time ravage it and thus to enjoy your company as long as possible.
A camera has two main parts: body and lens. If your camera does not have interchangeable lenses, many of the tips that we will see in this article for your care and we need not do so, it will be much easier to keep it in optimum condition. But when the target and body can be separated, care to have increased in number and is primarily responsible for the final result of our photographs is the goal, so it’s really important to be very spoiled.
Storage and Protection
The glass is very delicate and it is the crystal most important part of our photographic equipment. If the glass of our lens is smeared or damaged, it can lead us to take pictures in low definition or dark spots. To avoid this, the best you can do is keep the objectives in a dry, cool and clean place. This way you will avoid the contact lens dust, dirt and moisture can damage it.
Note that these elements (dirt and water) can come within reach of the target being impossible to clean. So get with eye! In addition, you should always keep the objectives, both caps (front and rear) and, if possible, in your bag or case.
When protecting a target during use have several options:
The UV filter. Transparent crystals that screw into the lens and protect well, own glass lens. No remaining light, but may decrease a bit the sharpness of the resulting image. However, if they are damaged will be easier (and cheaper) to replace a target. If you want to know more about filters, find information in this article.
The parasol. Although its main use is to avoid the direct effect of light on the camera sensor has another very important function: to avoid the blows. When a parasol as the glass of the lens is more protected and, therefore, all the hits you can receive will be absorbed in part by the hood. Also, having a hood placed in front of our goal, we make it very difficult access to the glass, so it will be more difficult to accidentally touch. Questions about umbrellas? This article will answer them.
The lid. Absolutely essential to maintain our objective glass in good condition. Whenever you are not taking pictures, place the lid. Though given you sloth be placing it and removing it. Having the cover always on hand will save you more than a scare. Also, you should consider a few things: the first is that you must carefully place the lid, you have to hurry. The second is that you must ensure it is fully seated. Otherwise you can end up grating glass, so watch much.
There are many ways to transport an object:
Cloth bags: They are certainly the worst option of all. Cloth bags usually come as standard when buying a new goal and, although very useful to keep safe from dust and dirt in general, are not padded and therefore, the objectives can be equally strokes.
Compartments in the backpack for cameras: Probably the most used option is to bring the whole team together in a backpack or bag specially designed for it. In these cases we must have something in mind: each compartment must be special for each objective. Most of these compartments are formed by spacers that are attached to the “walls” of the backpack with a velcro system. Make sure your goals are securely held. There is a simple way to do this: place the target in space, in theory, should occupy and thereupon placed the spacer making sure that tightly grips the goal. Before closing, make sure also that the lens can not contact other members of your team to thus avoid bumps and scratches.
Nosepiece: Another very valid option because they are small s bags especially designed to transport objectives. There are many models, many shapes and sizes. As with compartments in backpacks, when to get one of these, make sure your target is fully seated within the nosepiece.
In addition, as we have discussed before the filters, it is important to mention that there are cases specially designed to transport market. If you have a large number of filters, it may be a good idea to make a holder.
Yes, take a walk before your photographic equipment, stop and think what you really need. Ask yourself if you need to take all objectives or filters you have. Keep in mind that at home, anywhere, so you do not unnecessarily walk your photographic equipment, sure that you avoid more than one annoyance.
Goal Keeping Clean
Remember the saying: prevention is better than cure. So you better try not to get our goals and not having to clean them. Note that many of the objectives of the market take its resins anti-reflective crystals and dust or materials that are reduced whenever so clean, the less we play better.
If however, there are times when it is absolutely unavoidable accidentally touch the glass or soiling end because of the environment in which we work. In these cases, we clean the glass of the lens. But you walk with long eye: if you are not extremely careful with cleaning you can end up grating irreversibly glass of your target so if you’re not sure what you’ll do better with the camera to a specialist for clean it.
How to clean the glass of a goal?
The first thing you have to do is purchase a cleaning kit. Or, in other words, make a microfiber cloth, a little cleaning fluid (not just any cleaner, can potentially damage your glass if you use a lot depending on what liquids) and a symmetrical brush bristles.
With the brush clean the remains of larger dust. Then pour some liquid on the cloth (do not do it directly on the glass) and clean in circles from the center of the glass to the outside. Dry it well and, if necessary, go to the corners with a brush. Have questions yet? In this article we will be resolved.
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