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Easy steps to keep your camera working for the many years to come

Sajjan Kumar, Senior VP-Corporate Sales & Strategy, Nikon
Monday, January 30, 2017
Sajjan Kumar, Senior VP-Corporate Sales & Strategy, Nikon
Headquartered in Tokyo, Nikon is specialized in optics and imaging. The entity operates in three segments of precision equipment, imaging products, and instruments.

Taking care of your camera is a prerequisite, whether you’ve invested in a point and shoot or a D-SLR. With the help of some basic techniques, your camera and lenses can last for a longer time and can ensure to deliver quality pictures. Before you embark on any epic photography adventure, make sure you are aware on how to take care of your camera.

One of the major challenges that the photographers face is the accumulation of dust particles in the camera body, on the camera lens and viewfinder. Few photographers do take note of it and keep wiping it off but few tend to ignore the same. To counter the issue, always use the camera body cap to reduce the risk of dust entering the camera if it’s lying idle without the lens attached. Make it a personal commitment at all times to keep the lens covered through the cap, when not in use. The cap will keep the lens clean and protected along with ensuring that the lens remains safe and scratch-free. The best way to remove dust or fingerprints is to use a lens tissue, microfiber cloth, a specialty brush made for cleaning lenses or an air blower. Just arm yourself with a lens cleaning kit and find a clean, dust-free area of the house with plenty of light which will help you in tracing the dust. Camera lenses are expensive to replace or repair, it's essential that you clean them carefully. Additionally, please do not use any liquids or grind the lens with and cleaning cloth if the dust is logged bad and cannot be removed by blower then take it to service center as using cleaning liquids and grinding the lens with tissue or cloth repeatedly could damage the coatings of the lens.

We all are aware of the nagging feeling when we run out of battery in our cameras. Don’t sweat as there are various ways by which we can avoid such a situation. To begin with, start using the viewfinder to setup your frame instead of the LCD screen. Since LCD display consumes high power avoid image review as much as possible, you can set the auto image review ON to OFF mode in play back menu. Latest technology helps to capture great images in low light with high ISO so avoid usage of built in flash if situation allows. Battery care is vital. If you don’t use your D-SLR for an elongated period, make sure that you remove the battery when you store the camera, if possible fully discharged beforehand.

Our cameras are exposed to many conditions such as air conditioning, indoor heat, and external elements. Difference of temperature in a short duration can lead to condensation on the camera lens. To prevent this, always carry your camera in a protective bag, which will not only prevent condensation but will also protect it. Taking silica packets that are found in packing materials or new bags and keeping them in your camera bags will help absorb moisture in humid weather.


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