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    Default Tips on maintaining a healthy Nikon D200

    Hi folks.

    As I like to keep my D200 clean n healthy, are there any tips to doing this in general?
    And how about the lenses?

    Many thanks in advance for sharing.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shutterbux View Post
    Hi folks.

    As I like to keep my D200 clean n healthy, are there any tips to doing this in general?
    And how about the lenses?

    Many thanks in advance for sharing.

    Cheers.
    Make sure your hands are free from grease, dirt before you touch it. After the outing, use 1 2 different optical clothes - 1 for exterior of the lens, body & mounts, 1 for the lens elements. If the element is not dusty and without fingerprints/grease marks, then just a blower will do.

    Lens should have a UV filter for added protection.

    If your kit was wet in any way, let it air first before placing it back in the drybox.

    Vacuum your camera bag periodically.
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    Default Re: Tips on maintaining a healthy Nikon D200

    Don't use it.

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    you know the 2 pin connector covers you have at the front and the side. take it out now.

    trust me. it is better this, than to lose it.

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    Default Re: Tips on maintaining a healthy Nikon D200

    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    Don't use it.
    best advice ever!
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    Default Re: Tips on maintaining a healthy Nikon D200

    good constructive tips. To the others please refrain from mockery if you do dont have any thing postive

    Quote Originally Posted by Benji77 View Post
    Make sure your hands are free from grease, dirt before you touch it. After the outing, use 1 2 different optical clothes - 1 for exterior of the lens, body & mounts, 1 for the lens elements. If the element is not dusty and without fingerprints/grease marks, then just a blower will do.

    Lens should have a UV filter for added protection.

    If your kit was wet in any way, let it air first before placing it back in the drybox.

    Vacuum your camera bag periodically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chngpe01 View Post
    good constructive tips. To the others please refrain from mockery if you do dont have any thing postive
    i agree with you.

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    Default Re: Tips on maintaining a healthy Nikon D200

    Quote Originally Posted by shutterbux View Post
    Hi folks.

    As I like to keep my D200 clean n healthy, are there any tips to doing this in general?
    And how about the lenses?

    Many thanks in advance for sharing.

    Cheers.
    As mentioned by the others, there are many ways to prevent it from deteriorating, but if you're afraid of marks and injuries to the body, there is also the option of gaffering the body or using camera armour.

    And dun worry too much, this camera can last even in drizzles... (do check the lenses though, I've read of some threads that the lens went kaput first)
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    Default Re: Tips on maintaining a healthy Nikon D200

    dont ever compare your d200 with the new d300. hahaha :P
    the d200 is still a great camera nevertheless.

    benji more or less covered the more impt areas, but you may wanna consider using gaffer tape to tape up the more.. exposed areas of your camera/lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shutterbux View Post
    Hi folks.

    As I like to keep my D200 clean n healthy, are there any tips to doing this in general?
    And how about the lenses?

    Many thanks in advance for sharing.

    Cheers.
    Dun think so much. Just shoot. A camera is meant for shooting and not for pampering

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    i think it is best not to drop it and be careful when changing lenses as dust particles may get in and therefore so called dirty ur sensor... and try to keep equipments in dry cabi when not in use to prevent moulds!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shutterbux View Post
    Hi folks.

    As I like to keep my D200 clean n healthy, are there any tips to doing this in general?
    And how about the lenses?

    Many thanks in advance for sharing.

    Cheers.
    its depend on your luck...not the cleaniness of your camera...electronics have a lifespan that no one can predict...so just enjoy your camera and use it to take nice photo rather then bothering about this kind of things...

    my d70 is kept on the table for so long till the rubber rotted away and super dusty...but still able to take photo...

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    Default Re: Tips on maintaining a healthy Nikon D200

    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    Don't use it.
    This is the worst advice.
    Keeping an used electro mechanical item without using for long time is bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by deckard View Post
    you know the 2 pin connector covers you have at the front and the side. take it out now. trust me. it is better this, than to lose it.
    But by keeping it at home and not using it what do you gain? It will alway be on the shelf, basically useless.
    Imagine buying an expensive watch but dare not wear because afraid of scratching it..
    Cleanse your thoughts, not by the foods you eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dominator View Post
    This is the worst advice.
    Keeping an used electro mechanical item without using for long time is bad.



    But by keeping it at home and not using it what do you gain? It will alway be on the shelf, basically useless.
    Imagine buying an expensive watch but dare not wear because afraid of scratching it..
    the 2 pin connectors, you understand? the covers will drop after a while by itself. who say not using the camera?

    when you want to sell the camera, then put back the pin connector covers.

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    Default Re: Tips on maintaining a healthy Nikon D200

    DSLR's have heavy price tags and I love my D200. I guess owning a "clean n healthy" camera gives me a great personal value and plus, it will certainly help me if I want to sell it later in the future *which is not anytime soon* I mean I wouldn't want to shoot away using a dirty/mouldy camera despite the fact that it still works fine and produces good results.

    Anyways thanks a bunch for those who have contributed.

    Cheers.

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