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
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.
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.:sweat:
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.
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.