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    Hi all,
    I sweat a lot, and the humidity gets my hand sticky on the camera.
    I hate the feeling, and also takes time for me to clean the camera often.
    Any tips? Should I wear gloves or something?
    How do you clean camera body?
    Thanks for tips.
    Last edited by tiger74; 29th January 2010 at 09:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger74 View Post
    Hi all,
    I sweat a lot, and the humidity gets my hand sticky on the camera.
    I hate the feeling, and also takes time for me to clean the camera often.
    Any tips? Should I wear gloves or something?
    How do you clean camera body?
    Thanks for tips.
    Gloves will interfere with adjusting the small buttons on the camera, & the feel is not that good. Maybe you can try using gaffer tapes & wrap your camera up. So your sweat won't touch the camera body.
    You can use a slightly damp cloth to wipe your camera. Squeeze out all the water 1st. After cleaning, leave it to air dry before keeping in dry box. after drying, maybe you would like to use the gaffer tapes on it. If not, you have to keep wiping off each time you touch the camera.
    Take the shot!

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    I have the same problem as you. I will just wipe my cam after every use before storing in the dry cabinet. Just take a couple of minutes, not really a hassle to me.
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    I got the same problem as u do. However, no issues for me. At the end of everyday I'll just give all my equipments a wipe down with a cloth.
    No worries your lens or body is not gonna corrode from sweaty palms

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    apply some anti antiperspirant on your palm?

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    Me too..
    I always use wet tissue to wipe my camera body and leave it to air for a while before keeping it in my dry cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger74 View Post
    Hi all,
    I sweat a lot, and the humidity gets my hand sticky on the camera.
    I hate the feeling, and also takes time for me to clean the camera often.
    Any tips? Should I wear gloves or something?
    How do you clean camera body?
    Thanks for tips.
    Sweaty palms?
    Gloves will only get in ur way of nagivations among the dials ans such..
    Just clean ur cam body with a damp cloth and leave it to dry before putting bk to dry cabi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmartian View Post
    Gloves will interfere with adjusting the small buttons on the camera, & the feel is not that good. Maybe you can try using gaffer tapes & wrap your camera up. So your sweat won't touch the camera body.
    You can use a slightly damp cloth to wipe your camera. Squeeze out all the water 1st. After cleaning, leave it to air dry before keeping in dry box. after drying, maybe you would like to use the gaffer tapes on it. If not, you have to keep wiping off each time you touch the camera.
    Gaffer tape would make the things worse

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalib View Post
    Gaffer tape would make the things worse
    Oh really? Then better don't try
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    Quote Originally Posted by yc2005 View Post
    I got the same problem as u do. However, no issues for me. At the end of everyday I'll just give all my equipments a wipe down with a cloth.
    No worries your lens or body is not gonna corrode from sweaty palms
    Yeah. And my wife gets jealous when she sees me wiping the camera body with such a gentle and delicate touch
    I think once I kissed my camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger74 View Post
    Yeah. And my wife gets jealous when she sees me wiping the camera body with such a gentle and delicate touch
    I think once I kissed my camera
    Man, you are in trouble. Better hide your gears in a secret place.................
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmartian View Post
    Oh really? Then better don't try
    Yes. The best way is what others have suggested.... Clean up the cam after using

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    What I did is that i used gaffer tape.. the "carbon graphite" gaffer tape available at the mass order section. I have no problems of sticky hands after that..
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    Try getting gloves that are cut off at the fingers? I use gloves as I need to wheel myself around in a wheelchair, so can't be helped. I often get the ones used for weightlifting as the fingers are cut off so it can breathe easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger74 View Post
    Yeah. And my wife gets jealous when she sees me wiping the camera body with such a gentle and delicate touch
    I think once I kissed my camera
    You should have kept ur hanky panky behind closed doors

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    Quote Originally Posted by bang View Post
    apply some anti antiperspirant on your palm?
    If you want can try Driclor from guradian pharmacy. Use as directed, stop if itchy or rash developes. It works better than the rexona spray type.
    Last edited by dision; 29th January 2010 at 03:16 PM.

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    I use half-gloves, meaning the finger is exposed, but the palm area is covered by the glove. lets the camera stay somewhat cleaner, but still let me make fine adjustments

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    Google is your friend. Make use of it.

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    So many options now. Up to you to decide. But its a good practice to wipe/clean your gears after a shoot or outing
    Take the shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MintChoco View Post
    I use half-gloves, meaning the finger is exposed, but the palm area is covered by the glove. lets the camera stay somewhat cleaner, but still let me make fine adjustments
    Aha! This is interesting idea!! Thanks.
    Do you remember where you bought the gloves?
    I think I'd also use it in the office when I'm working on my notebook. That sounds cool! Doesn't it?

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