The camera lens is one of the most important parts of a camera to create clear and sharp images. However, dust, fingerprints, scratches, dirt and other damage and smudges can adjust contrast, produce images that are out of focus, and eventually can cause the costs to replace the lens or the camera. In this article we will introduce you how to take care of camera lens, with only a few basic tips you can not fail a long way in ensuring the digital camera lens.
1. Avoid contact with the camera lens if possible. Protect the lens and cover the camera in your pocket when not in use can shield it from dust and other potential damage. Additional caution is advised when shooting pictures to ensure that the lens is not affected, as sometimes in the hands.
2. Keep lenses away from excessive heat, the distribution of fats over the lens.
3. Add a UV filter over the camera lens as an additional protective layer.
4. Keep the lens dry. Moisture, whether from your breath, a cleaner, fog or any other source, in some cases, deforms lens housing. Because of the potential damage caused by moisture, care must be taken and set your camera to make cold as condensation, if they back into a warmer environment.
5. Remove visible particles from the lens without touching it if possible. By using a special ear syringe or Dust Blower is the preferred method. Soft bristled brushes are as well, but care must be taken to ensure that the brushes are clean and the surface of the camera lens.
6. Remove fingerprints and smudges with a dry cloth. Lens cleaning solutions are available and even on the microfiber cloth as necessary. The liquid should not directly on the lens. Only cleaner can be used specifically for camera lenses, do not use cleaner for glasses.
7. Use extra caution and harsher environments. As described above, extreme heat and cold can damage the lens and the camera itself, since the cameras of the journey with us but they are sometimes exposed to environments that are somewhat “unfriendly”. So, extra precautions are sometimes necessary. For example, in extremely cold weather, it is generally best to keep the camera close to covering the body, possibly from a coat it is getting warmer. On rainy day, packing the camera in a plastic bag it may help to shield from the humidity. The beach can also hostile because of the risk of exposure to wind, sand, moisture and heat. Also for the camera with a camera bag, and shading them from the sun are good preventive measures.
All in all, reducing exposure to pollutants, proper cleaning and protect the lens from extreme environments are key to ensuring the longevity of the camera lens. These basic precautions will minimal cost and time commitment and can very quickly become second nature to beginning photographers.