How to keep your DSLR camera clean
As an immediate consideration camera maintenance doesn´t effect your ability to shoot on a daily basis. However, after a year or two years, grubbiness starts to rear its ugly head. Your camera is built to last, and when your spending around £1000 on a basic industry standard body, as well as spending the time making sure this little beauty is your perfect partner, you need to play the long game to save problems a year or two down the line.
DSLR camera maintenance may not affect your ability to shoot on a daily basis, however, after a year or two years of use, grubbiness starts to rear its ugly head.
Your DSLR is built to last, and when you're spending a considerable amount of money on a piece of kit, you need to play the long game and keep it clean, to save problems a year or two down the line.
Visible dust on an image can cause hours of extended post production time. There is also no software available that can batch edit dust with confidence. Keeping your camera clean may take a bit of time, but will save you hours further down the line. It will also ensure your photographs stay top quality.
Cleaning the sensor
Use the hurricane blower to clean sensor, NEVER touch it with brushes or cloths!
In camera sensor cleaning can address some dust problems. If it doesn't the hurricane blower can dislodge any extra bits. The brushes are fantastic, they are inexpensive, gentle and essential for lens maintenance.
Cleaning the lens and filter
Use the brush to move larger chunks, which can scratch the lens surface when you go over it with a cloth.
Ensure you use the filter cleaner brush for your filter (also get a filter, Hoya are great). It makes sure that no lacquer is taken from the surface, this is your delicate brush. Then wipe with fine cloth provided.
Two cloth grades, clean and polish. Polishing is the key to maximise your clarity.
'This DSLR cleaning kit will save your bacon.'
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