Good lens is one that has a large diaphragm, has wide focal range, has many features, there are additional optics, and a good type of material on the camera lens. The camera lens is one component of the camera that highly considered by photographer. In fact, some photographers also collection many lens type. The price of the lens is quite expensive.
That’s way, photographer is very concerned about how to treat of their camera lenses. The problem that often becomes is not camera malfunction, but a moldy camera lens. Although it looks trivial, shots tend to be blurry and stained especially when aiming with a small diaphragm. For this reason, let’s see, tips for treat lens.
Camera Lens Always Clean
The first tips to treat is make sure that camera lens always clean. Lens always has maximum performance when take pictures. Then, Try to not touch the lens with your fingers. Because, it will leave fingerprints on the lens. Fingerprints will make your shots being unfocused due to disturbance of smudges or touch marks. If you don’t clean the marks, it could be a moldy lens.
In addition, we have to know how to clean the lens in right way. Always clean the lens with a cloth and cleaner before storing it in a special cabinet and put it in silica gel. do not spray liquid directly into the lens. First spray a small amount of microfiber cloth, then gently rub on the lens.
It should also be noted not to carelessly wipe the lens. The lens also needs paper or a special cleaning cloth made from fine. If necessary, use a special stick to attach the lens cleaning cloth.
Paper or cloth and these sticks are sold in optical or camera stores. Never use facial tissue to clean the lens. Although it looks smooth, facial tissue tends to be textured. It is feared, your camera lens will be scratched or scratched.
In addition to caring for the lens, you have to treat other devices. For example a camera sensor or camera body made from rubber. If dust is detected on the camera sensor, clean it with a blower or take it to a service center.
For camera bodies made from rubber, you can clean it yourself with simple tools such as soft cloth. When cleaning the camera body, don’t forget to attach the lens cover (caps). Be sure not to rub the lens or autofocus lens on the camera.
The next way to maintain the camera lens is to pay attention to the filter installation. Use the filter on the tip of the lens when shooting in outdoor spaces. Typically, field photographers use neutral, ultra-violet (UV) filters. The filter will protect the lens from dust and light impact. In addition, the use of filters can also produce certain effects that can make your photo results more interesting.
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However, improper filter fitting can damage the camera lens. For that, you have to be careful in installing camera filters. Installation of a rotating camera filter (especially for kit lenses that still use a rotating lens system such as Canon or Nikon 18-55mm kit lenses) can risk damaging the motor inside the camera lens. So that will cause the camera lens is not optimal in carrying out its functions.
Temperature Of Lens Storage
The next way to take care of the camera lens is the ambient temperature. The temperature balance for lens storage should be considered more. Do not store the lens in a humid place. Thus, some photographers are not reluctant to buy special bags and holsters anti-rain bags (cover bags).
If possible, provide a dry box or dry cabinet specifically used for storing camera lenses. Dry box or dry cabinet is used to maintain the temperature humidity so that lens is not moldy and more durable. Add silica gel in a dry box, dry cabinet, or storage bag. Thus, the camera lens will avoid humid temperatures.
The AF and VR Buttons.
The autofocus (AF) and vibration reduction (VR) lens settings must be turned off when the camera is off. Before turning off the camera, you must first change the lens settings from autofocus (AF) or vibration reduction (VR) mode to manual (M).
Manual mode for the camera is turned off safer. In manual mode, the ring focus rotates accidentally because vibration or impact will not have any effect on the motor performance of the lens.
That’s the tips & tricks in treat lens. The price of a camera lens usually has a rather expensive. In addition, the quality of the lens will also affect the results of shooting. For that, we must also pay attention to maintenance. Thus, the photos we produce also have good quality.