There’s no shame in needing to take your camera in for repairs. But there are some general maintenance and cleaning tasks you can do yourself to prolong your camera’s life and save yourself some time and money. 

So, here are our top 7 tips to help keep your camera in great condition. 

  1. Keep your camera protected from moisture. Always store your gear in a cool, dry place, keep it in a waterproof camera bag, especially when travelling in wet or humid conditions, and use a camera hood when shooting in wet weather. 
  2. Don’t use brute force. If a dial, button, or hinge is stuck, be gentle in trying to get it unstuck, or, if possible, call a local repair shop or tech support. 
  3. Replace the battery. Even rechargeable camera batteries have an expiration date. Old Lithium batteries that are past their prime are one of the underlying causes for slowing shutter speeds and jamming. 
  4. Keep the cap on the lens when not in use. Dust, dirt, fungus, and moisture have an uncanny way of getting onto your camera lens, so keep it protected with a lens cap when you’re not using your camera.
  5. Properly clean your lenses. Camera lenses are very sensitive. So if yours needs cleaning, you need to follow some specific guidelines to avoid damaging it.
  6. Avoid direct sunlight. Keeping the lens in direct sunlight for too long can damage your camera’s sensor. 
  7. Use a strap. It goes without saying that dropping your camera isn’t good for it. So make use of the camera’s attached strap or, if possible, see if you can get one attached. 

Now, all these tips are to help you avoid needing to take your camera to a specialist. There are some issues you won’t be able to fix yourself. 

And if that’s the case, come see the leading camera repair specialists in Sydney.