Finally gotten my 1st DSLR, a big thanks to the bros here who had been giving me advice.
Really excited about it and tested my new toy last week and everything was great.
However I have some concerns in maintaining the DSLR, as it is not a cheap device so would really like to keep it in top condition.
Would appreciate if bros here can advise me of the tips or good habits I should do to maintain the Cam.
Also some of my concerns :
1. Saw some post/info on the web, that it is best not to keep the battery in the Cam. As even with the cam switch off, there is still electric current being discharge and this will shorten the battery life. Is that true?
I had keep it out due to this at the moment.
2. Also would like to check on how do I clean the lens? I notice when I attach the lens to the body there is also the mirror, do we need to check and clean it? Normally how frequent do you guys clean the lens/ mirror? What to use for the cleaning? ( I had a blower, a chemical liquid for lens and a cloth from gosh! I think)
3. Or do you guys send the cam to service center for servicing? I will be travelling in Aug and might send the device to check before that, not sure if this will be redundant.
4. Something off the maintenance, I got a tripod here and going to try shooting with it. Going to bring for travel as well, but it seems like this is not a ideal one. Any specs I should look out for? Or I should ask what the ideal tripod for travel usage is?
Thanks in advance!