Taking care of your camera – Part 5

Camera lens condensation

You bought your lens.  Now what? Just like spectacle lenses, camera lenses are fragile and subject to scratches, dents, cracks and other kind of damages. When buying your lens make sure you also buy a protective filter for it to serve as a shield. This filter will protect the lens against unpleasant experiences, thereby saving you a substantial repair bill, or worse – irreversible damage. More than just protection. Filters also help enhance images and give different effects to your final result. There are a number of different filters, the most popular being: Polarising filter Helps you increase colour saturation and reduces … Read the full article

Taking care of your camera – Part 4

Cold weather - camera protected

Bad weather can destroy your camera – Don’t risk it. Cameras. The connectors, circuit boards, buttons and all the other parts make the camera an awfully delicate instrument. A modern technological wonder! But, what is the use of having such a delicate instrument if you cannot use it in whatever situation you want? Say on a rainy day. How can keep your camera protected?   Those of you who love winter photography will want to trudge outside in the coldest and rainiest of weather to shoot memorable, once-in-a lifetime photos. But what if your camera cannot handle these conditions? Here … Read the full article

Taking care of your camera – Part 3

Turning your camera off

Turn your camera off before doing anything to it is a wise move! Before doing anything to your camera, always keep in mind that you should turn it off first. No matter what it is—swapping lenses, changing memory cards or disconnecting or attaching cables; switching your camera off should be an instinct. Keeping your camera on when it is writing to the memory card increases the chance that you’ll ruin the card if you abruptly remove it. Similarly, if you change your lens with the camera still turned on, you increase the chance that dust winds up on the sensor. … Read the full article

Taking care of your camera – Part 2

Taking care of your camera - part 2

Never leave your camera’s batteries in your camera.  Here’s why. Up until a few years ago, camera batteries used to leak acid when left unattended for longer timespans. Nowadays with new battery technology this is no longer a risk. Most camera batteries are either alkaline or lithium-ion. Leaving a battery inside your camera in a moist environment can prove detrimental as it tends to become corrosive. So, if you’re about to shelve your camera for several months; do yourself (and your camera) a favour and take out the battery. Another measure you should consider is to check the battery contacts … Read the full article

Taking care of your digital camera.

Canon EOS M50

Taking photos has always been a trend. However, we must admit that with today’s technology this trend has grown. Everyone is taking photos at every possible occasion. So far so good! We’ve all learnt how to take a good photo or two. But, what about the taking care of our cameras? Proper care can extend the life of your camera. If you want to keep snapping those happy memories and at the same time get the most out of your camera—better performance and more enjoyment—then make sure you follow these tips which will be published in 5 posts. Let’s start … Read the full article