Equipment Handling and Maintain Guide

Note: DSLR camera is not compact camera, as when you interchange lens, dust can come in, so

  • keep you DSLR equipment in a safe, dry, good air flow environment, as in wet environment, Fungus can grow into the equipment, (which is bad)
  • when interchange lens, make sure camera open mount is facing down, so no dust drop in,
    • blow away dust when lens is mount up while mount part face up.
    • then mount it.
  • camera bag should be clean and soft and safe.
  • get a dry box if possible, but as long as you use it every day, shine them under the sun, they will be healthy and fresh

My Fighting of the Lens Maintaining

Reference:

Fungus (left)

Lens Fungus

Cheapest Maintain Solution - Silica Gel

Silica Gel

Lens Fix Guide

Sensor Cleaning

Digital Camera Problem and Fix

  • Problem: Camera reset time every time when changing battery
    • Fix 1: try using a different brand memory card (example, a kingston, sandisk, transcend, etc) or try checking if reset problem still existing when there is no card while changing battery
    • Fix 2: if fix 1 failed, try using another battery
    • Fix 3: if fix 2 failed, try re-install firmware
    • Fix 4: leaving a charged battery in camera for a few days to recharge internal clock battery
    • Fix 5: clean the battery's contact area (with alcohol)
    • conclucion if all failed: those capacitors in internal cameras have a limited cycle life, leaving camera without battery for too many times, like those people prefer to keep battery out of camera when not using, may have got this issue.
    • last solution, send to service center to fix it.