Camera and Lens Regular maintenance


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dkw

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Greetings,
in the last 6 months I have acquired an obscene amount of equipment (by my standards!), and since I'm a real newbie to this hobby, I am wondering if my lenses and camera bodies need regular maintenance. Anybody can clue me in? Should I be sending my gear for maintenance every year or so, or should I wait for a malfunction?

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As far as I know.....

Lenses most people do CLA but most purists frown on doing that as it may impact performance.....

Bodies CLA is alot more common but it all depends on how heavy a user you are.......

For me, I rather not CLA my lenses but bodies (if I do it once every 3 years), it should be good enough.
 

NikLeica said:
As far as I know.....

Lenses most people do CLA but most purists frown on doing that as it may impact performance.....

Bodies CLA is alot more common but it all depends on how heavy a user you are.......

For me, I rather not CLA my lenses but bodies (if I do it once every 3 years), it should be good enough.

whats CLA? calibrate?
 

ST1100

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- Most modern gear do not need regular maintenance.

- Keep your lenses in dry cab.

- Take lenses out into the sun to shoot once in a while. UV kills fungus.

- If you have backup SLRs, trigger shutter once in a few months.

- Don't leave fingerprints on your lenses for prolonged periods. They eat the coating. Don't clean your lenses excessively.

- You might want to send in your lenses/bodies for servicing and checking one month prior to warranty expiry, just in case.
 

clive

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just use it regularly and no need to be too obsessed with cleaning it too much

or better still..pass it to me i use for u :D
 

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