Digicams are way more rugged today than they used to be a few years ago. But, they are still fragile pieces of technology and therefore, are at the mercy of damage. Except for dropping, drowning, and squashing them, there are several factors that might seem harmless, but can cause irreparable damage. This text is going to show some of the natural enemies of your digicam. We’ll also offer a few helpful tips for avoiding them while getting the pictures you would like.
1 – Pieces Of Sand
Just like your car’s engine has a number of moving parts, so too, does your digicam. One or two grains of sand can keep it out of commission. Your vehicle has an air filter that prohibits debris from getting within the engine and causing havoc. Unfortunately, your camera has no such filter. And like ants that somehow find a way into your house, sand will find how to scratch your lens and other parts.
First, carry your gear in a sealable case and keep brushes with your gear to wipe sand from the outside of your camera. Second, be conscious of the circumstances in which you’re swapping memory cards or changing lenses. If there is a powerful wind, sand will find an opening.
2 – Water And Moisture
Dunking your camera has a similar effect as dunking your cellular telephone : you’ll need to purchase a replacement. A surprising number of people drop their photography gear in the ocean, pools, and even the toilet. You can avoid all these issues by employing a wrist strap.
Let’s put aside the more flagrant water-related problems and debate condensation, a far more subtle enemy. One of the most typical reasons vapor penetrates the interior casing of cameras is temperature. If you are transporting your gear from dry to damp or cold to warm environments, you are exposing it to moisture and condensation. One solution is to put silica gel packs in your bags to soak up excess moisture. Another solution is to conscientiously wipe your camera down whenever you are shooting in humid climates.
3 – Dust
While sand particles are only a danger when you are taking pictures at beaches, parks, or a playground, dust is everywhere. As a result, it’ll ultimately find a way inside your camera as you are changing lenses, memory cards, or ironically, cleaning your gear. The damage it causes is delicate; it will acquire on your image sensor and other elements, steadily reducing the quality of your pictures.
First, store and transportt your camera and equipment in a sealable pouch or backpack that keeps dust out. 2nd, have the image sensor cleaned intermittently, particularly when you notice signs of dust accumulation. You can identify dust buildup by taking pictures of a white surface ( i.e. Table, ceiling, wall, etc. ) with a tiny aperture. And of course, wipe your gear down whenever you use it.
4 – Shocks, Scrapes, And Bruises
As noted, cameras are constructed to be more durable than before. However, they are not as tough as many people think. While dropping them on a hard surface is a recipe for elimination, even a small bump can knock the parts out of sync.
Whenever possible, place your camera, lenses, and related gear soundly into a padded bag when you are not using them. If your budget permits, invest in a shock-resistant, heavy duty case. If you drop the case, the impact will not hurt your gear. And watch out when you are using your camera or passing it to others. Accidents occur. When they happen to your camera gear, they can be pricey.
Sand, moisture, dust, and bumps… These are the natural enemies of your digital camera. By taking one or two preventative measures (i.e being scared of your surroundings, investing in sealable bags, for example), you can stop these troublemakers from wreaking havoc on your gear.