September 13, 2016

3 Practical Tricks In Safely Storing Your Camera Equipment

Whether you are an amateur or a professional photographer, you need to be more careful in storing your camera equipment especially if you regularly hit the road with them. In fact, accidentally dropping the equipment on a hard surface is the least of your problems. You need to worry more about natural elements like moisture or heat seeping into your equipment. Another problem you need to deal with is electrostatic discharge (ESD). Sensitive components of your equipment can get damaged by these sudden charges.

Here are a few tips that can help you ensure the safety of your camera, accessories, and other equipment:
1) Get an ESD tote bag for your electrically sensitive equipment. Just because your camera equipment is snugly stored in your backpack doesn't necessarily mean it's not susceptible to ESD. To prevent electrical charges from damaging them, you should make use of a storage bag or compartment with anti-ESD attributes. You can use individual tote bags then pack them neatly in a portable plastic box.

2) Clean your lenses, hoods, and caps very well before storing them. It's highly recommended that you use a soft microfiber cloth to wipe down the exterior. There's a chance that water or moisture have seeped through the body especially in the battery section. You may need to open it up and clean it well before you store away the camera.

3) Always store the camera equipment in a cool and dry place. Always remember that humidity is your camera's number one enemy. See to it that it's not exposed to direct sunlight or to any source of heat. And don't just store the camera uncovered. Put it in it's original case or put it in a padded and sealed plastic box.

If you value your camera, then store it properly. Camera parts are quite sensitive and can be damaged easily if exposed to the elements. If you follow the tips discussed above, your camera should live a longer life.