What is the key to extending your camera's life? Regular maintenance! Here are a few simple rules to follow.
1. Body and lenses
When operating your camera in environments where dust or moisture are present, it is worth taking a few precautions:
- use gaffer tape to protect buttons and compartment openings,
- never change the lens in such environments,
- put your camera away as soon as it starts to rain to prevent streaks of water from getting on to the front lens.
Where there is a sudden change of temperature (e.g. if you take shelter while up a mountain),wait at least 1 1/2 hours before getting your camera out: this will prevent condensation from forming on the internal lenses (which can contribute to the formation of mould).