Before and After Travel Care


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farmhouse

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A newbie and just got my new DSLR. Need some advise on what to do for the camera before a 3-5 days trip and the care needed after the trip, apart from storing it back in the dry cab. Thanks.
 

jmmtn4aj

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Nothing. IMO nothing must be done, but if you're a stickler for keeping that new feeling, then you might want to wipe it down thoroughly with a cloth damped with very very very mild soap, then wipe the soap layer away with a cloth damped with water.
 

ipin

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Another point to note is that new camera batteries need a couple of cycles to reach their full capacity. You may use this to get famililar with your camera and it's functions before leaving for four trip.

It would be a bummer if you are fiddling with it during the shot and miss your "kodak moment" :cry:

To add on, if any dust accumulates, blow it away during and after the trip. Clean off any stains (If any) on your filter/lens before storing them in your dry cabinet.
 

farmhouse

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Thanks for both the advices. sure helps.
 

Madmax

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Don't worry. Have fun, shoot more.

When I came back from a 16-day Aussie trip, my sensor was full of dust due to changing of lens. :sweatsm: A visit to the service centre is all you need.
 

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Don't worry. Have fun, shoot more.

When I came back from a 16-day Aussie trip, my sensor was full of dust due to changing of lens. :sweatsm: A visit to the service centre is all you need.
Agreed! When I returned from a 4-day trip in the wilderness, I sent my gear (After cleaning up their exterior) into the service centre for a clean, checkup and maintainence! :bsmilie:
 

farmhouse

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You guys have a specific centre to go to?
 

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Nothing. IMO nothing must be done, but if you're a stickler for keeping that new feeling, then you might want to wipe it down thoroughly with a cloth damped with very very very mild soap, then wipe the soap layer away with a cloth damped with water.
Don't forget to wipe down the lenses too! They need as much attention as the camera body. Only the exterior, of course!
 

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