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How to keep your digital camera clean

By Jakob Jelling

Acquiring a digital camera is not the only work of the possessor of a fantabulous device such as the digital camera. Like a child or a loving pet, the digital camera has to be taken care of too. And the primary care that technologically advanced devices such as digital cameras require is good maintenance and proper cleaning. Cleaning a digital camera and a center table are very much different and every user of the digital camera must get acquainted with the methods of correctly cleaning the digital cameras. Cleaning not only ensures good health of the digital cameras but also helps the device preserve its good quality and intricate internal parts. This discussion is thus aimed at revealing the raw facts about properly cleaning the digital cameras so that every user of the digital camera can take the adequate care this implausible device deserves.

Very primarily cleaning the digital camera is relatively easy and requires to be performed on a regular basis. A digital camera is a high precision and thus needs a delicate and affectionate care. Cleaning the digital camera requires some real rules of thumb. The most important is that to preserve the condition of the digital camera lens is to not touch it with fingers while cleaning it! Thus it is very much important to note that while cleaning the digital camera lens, viewfinder or LCD, position the entire digital camera so it's pointing downward.

Various other cleaning techniques also are present for the digital cameras. Discussing some of them as follows. To remove dust and unseen gnash, the end of a photographic blower brush need to be squeezed. These are present in the digital camera themselves. Bursts of air come through the soft bristles or even human breadth might do the same work. Then the lens and other parts must be lightly wiped off with a soft, dry cloth or lens cleaning paper. Cleaning the digital camera can also be done by cleaning the digital camera lens with a few drops of lens cleaning fluid available separately in the market. It must be noted here that care must be assumed in order to put the fluid on the lens cleaning paper and not directly onto the lens, this prevents any unnecessary harsh effects of the fluid to affect the digital camera lens. Again care must be taken to clean the rest of the camera with a soft cloth too.

Coming to some short yet important points regarding the digital camera caring. The digital camera must not be subject to strong vibrations, knocks, magnetic fields, smoke, steam, sand or chemicals. Also one must turn off the digital camera before removing or disconnecting the power source or a cable, or removing the battery or memory card. Digital cameras must not be stored or used in very humid, dusty or dirty places. More of cleaning the digital camera requires the use of soft, lint-free cloth or a specially made lens-cleaning tissue. The users must be very sure that the tissue is not chemically treated, because this can cause scratching. For regular and in depth cleaning it is good idea to take the digital camera to a good camera cleaning shop where professional people can handle it with all the care it requires.

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