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candyman

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Cleaning Camera - some questions
« on: August 19, 2012, 10:47:44 AM »
I do take care of my camera (and lenses)
I am curious how you do that.


1. What do you clean on your camera (what parts)
2. Do you detach parts of your camera for cleaning? If so, what?
3. And what do you use for cleaning for what parts of the camera?
4. How often a year do you clean your camera (or after what kind of shooting) ?


And, how often do you replace your memory cards? Or do you continue to use them until they start to show errors?
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Cleaning Camera - some questions
« on: August 19, 2012, 10:47:44 AM »

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Re: Cleaning Camera - some questions
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 10:52:34 AM »
And, how often do you replace your memory cards? Or do you continue to use them until they start to show errors?
I've never had memory cards develop errors on me, but so far I've only used Sandisk cards (CF & SDHC).

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Re: Cleaning Camera - some questions
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 11:12:51 AM »
Lenses with a blower and lens cloth to the front element and the electrical contacts at the back, body (I am blessed it is weather sealed) a wipe down of the outsde and all screens are covered by screen guards. Memory cards I have never had one to fail on me.

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Re: Cleaning Camera - some questions
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 12:46:15 PM »
I do a lot of offshore saltwater fishing. I wipe everything down after those trips.
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Re: Cleaning Camera - some questions
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2012, 01:00:19 PM »
Lenses:
 1. Air blower if there are something still on the lens,
 2. Lens cloth to finish.

Body(ies):
 1. Air blower to remove dust
 2. Microfiber cloth to remove grease on LCD screens
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Re: Cleaning Camera - some questions
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2012, 10:38:16 PM »
I actually periodically use an air compressor to blow out my camera bag, I hate dust acumulation. I use a blower on my lenses a lot, and use a lens brush for flicking dust off any externals, and a lens pen on my filters. I check for dust on the sensor maybe once a month  and give it blast of the blower if I see something that might show up in a pic. Ive had my 60d about a year and did clean the sensor once, mostly due to an unsucessful sensor brushing haha. Brush ended up touching internal grease and smeared the sensor. One sensor swab made it 100% clean at f/45!
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Re: Cleaning Camera - some questions
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2012, 01:17:45 AM »
Thanks for sharing your cleaning routine & tips
Here is what I do:
 
1+2. I take off the eyecup, clean it and also the area on the camera where the eyecup is attached. I clean the LCD, the batterygrip (I take it off as well). I clean the Pop-up flash, put it up in flash position and take dust under it. I clean the sensor.
3. I use a blower for the sensor. A small brush to clean the eyecup, batterygrip, pop-up flash and the rest of the camera. I do not remove the memory cards.
4. I clean my camera every 3 months. But, extra cleaning while shooting in humid weather or when shooting in the desert. When returning from shooting in the desert I use a damp cloth to take of the sand dust and continue with a brush.
 
I like to hear more tips.
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Re: Cleaning Camera - some questions
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2012, 01:17:45 AM »