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Old 26-11-2009, 20:50   #1 (permalink)
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ok guys a question i want to put to the members of the forum and its a simple one

what is the best way to look after a camera

"simple i hear you say " im after tips on cleaning more specificaly and if you have

cleaning stuff like cloths and wipes you know the kind of thing !

i currently have a lumix fz38

any info would be great and links to cleaning kits and the like would be even better

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Old 26-11-2009, 23:52   #2 (permalink)
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Re: keeping a camera clean

well 34 views up to now on this thread and nobody has any input onto how to keep a camera clean?
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Old 27-11-2009, 01:59   #3 (permalink)
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Re: keeping a camera clean

Well for the camera body itself I've never really needed much as I always endeavour to keep it away from any dirt in the first place, but I'm sure a very lightly moist wipe would get all but the toughest grime off.

As for lenses, a microfibre cloth and a lens pen are always in my camera bag when I'm out and about to remove any dust from the lenses if needed before shooting, and as I use a DSLR I'll often have a dust blower handy as well just incase I get a bit of dust on the sensor.
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You gota get it dirty first! I use a good quality 2inch paint brush for the outside of the camera if I am in a dirty (dusty) place my gear will be cleaned before it goes into the bag I dont change lenses at all if I can help it, I can still use my legs for getting closer or further away. My lenses will always have a uv or skylight on so that protects the front element.
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You gota get it dirty first! I use a good quality 2inch paint brush for the outside of the camera if I am in a dirty (dusty) place my gear will be cleaned before it goes into the bag I dont change lenses at all if I can help it, I can still use my legs for getting closer or further away. My lenses will always have a uv or skylight on so that protects the front element.
i dont have to change lens fortunatly so just need to know what to keep the actual lens clean itself ! so by the looks of it simple microfibre cloth plus some lens cleaning wipes?

does that sound about right ?
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Old 27-11-2009, 13:23   #6 (permalink)
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sounds right to me,
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I'd use a blower (Giottos Rocket or similar) on the lens first, before using a cloth or a LensPen, to get rid of any grit that could scratch.
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