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    Default How do you clean the camera after a outdoor shoot?

    Hi ,

    I'm new to this hobby, just wondering how you clean the body after an outdoor trip before putting back to the dry cabinet?

    For the lens I just blow and keep.

    Please advise.

    Cheers.

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    Default Re: How do you clean the camera after a outdoor shoot?

    erm.. you're expecting like throwing into washing machine or something? lol..

    jokes aside.. for me i just dust off the camera body and lenses and store in dry box.. =)

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    Default Re: How do you clean the camera after a outdoor shoot?

    ya just use blower to blow and then keep in a cam bag after every outdoor trip.
    and no wet weather trips for my cam.

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    Default Re: How do you clean the camera after a outdoor shoot?

    After a sweaty outing, I will wipe down the body and lens exterior with a damp cloth, in an air conditioned room. It dries pretty quickly, and then I store in the dry cab.

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    Default Re: How do you clean the camera after a outdoor shoot?

    I wipe visible dust using a clean cloth.

    Let the dust settle first before opening my dry cabinet to minimize dusts going inside my cam & lenses

    cheers!!

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    Default Re: How do you clean the camera after a outdoor shoot?

    I don't make it a point that I will clean whenever I have taken my camera outdoor. So, only clean visible dust using tissue paper. Does that demages the camera :O

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    Default Re: How do you clean the camera after a outdoor shoot?

    Only clean it when necessary....
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    Default Re: How do you clean the camera after a outdoor shoot?

    i only clean the lens if there are any visible dust or marks on them
    i dun wipe the whole body unless it had went tru wet weather

    afterwhich i store them in the dry cabi

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    i will wipe down with a damp tissue/cloth after every sweaty outing (most of the time!) and blow the lens... clean only if got marks...
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    Default Re: How do you clean the camera after a outdoor shoot?

    I won't clean it unless necessary. I'll only clean my filter when it gets dirty.

    If it gets real dirty, like mud, sand etc., will splash with water, give it a nice scrub, dry it, and into the dry cabinet to absorb moisture!

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    I think that the most problematic event that you need to clean the body is when you go out to the sea. You got al kinds of things there that can deteriorate your camera body: I mean: sand, salt water, high moisture, etc... Then I think it's best to clean the camera with a damp cloth and let it dries before putting it back in your dry box

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    I never used to damp wipe my lenses and body, but after a while. I noticed that some of the surfaces were getting sticky. A nice wipedown with a damp cloth restored them to their non-yucky state. It doesn't help that many lenses and bodies are black so you can't see the accumutation of grime.

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    Default Re: How do you clean the camera after a outdoor shoot?

    I use a blower to blow the camera body and lens. Then use the brush of my lens pen to sweep the body one more time.
    Let's get rolling :)

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    Default Re: How do you clean the camera after a outdoor shoot?

    i will closed the door and windows, switch on air-con, wipe the exteriors with a damp cloth, blow away the dust with a blower, keep body and lenses in dry cabi, lastly take out neck strap to be washed and sun dried later.
    Last edited by Exposure; 30th April 2008 at 02:44 PM.

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    Default Re: How do you clean the camera after a outdoor shoot?

    saw quite a lot people using a blower they looks like a toy rocket
    whats its real name called? really that effective?

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    Default Re: How do you clean the camera after a outdoor shoot?

    If i went to the beach or pespired alot then i would wipe won both the body and lens extriors. Blowing is done only before I pack it for the shoot heh.. most of the time its just shoot and keep...
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    Default Re: How do you clean the camera after a outdoor shoot?

    Quote Originally Posted by n0eln0el View Post
    saw quite a lot people using a blower they looks like a toy rocket
    whats its real name called? really that effective?
    I used the one called A*F, light blue in colour. The rubber is very thick and the compressed air is effective to blow away the dust on my camera body and lens.
    Let's get rolling :)

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    Default Re: How do you clean the camera after a outdoor shoot?

    Quote Originally Posted by n0eln0el View Post
    saw quite a lot people using a blower they looks like a toy rocket
    whats its real name called? really that effective?
    Giottos Rocket blower....

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    Default Re: How do you clean the camera after a outdoor shoot?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoMoney View Post
    I used the one called A*F, light blue in colour. The rubber is very thick and the compressed air is effective to blow away the dust on my camera body and lens.
    Yeap. Can be purchased from John 3:16. I notice the Rocket Blower I used to have became sticky after about half a year of usage, so I got the A*F blower, and its exterior condition is like when it was new. No degradation of rubber or such.

    Apparently, John 3:16's own blower is an A*F blower that's been around for so many years, it's discoloured to the state it's now in (go check out their blower if you happen to drop by. It's a bit greenish brownish blue, no longer just light blue. hehe.

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    Default Re: How do you clean the camera after a outdoor shoot?

    Thanks for all your suggestion, look like damp cloth is the way to go, by the way, are you guys talking about normal cloth or those micro-fibre cloth? Think I saw someone mention about micro-fibre cloth somewhere in the forum.

    Think another issue is also sea water which is highly corrosive.

    Cheers.

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