The ideal is to have a sealed, rugged and unconcerned, but even in the case of having one is more aware of those dangers we can best avoid. We can get rid of more of a shock if we avoid some of these dangers for our cameras.
1. Dust and sand
Not only is the abundant sand from the beach, with a bit of breeze can cause the dust particles end up settling not only the sensor but the rest of the chamber with dire consequences. Since it is not easy (or cheap) cleaning, we better secure our camera in open, wind and the dust, but not always too visible, annoy us.To do this, it is always advisable to carry your camera in a suitable bag, tightly closed, and even remotely change targets (for an SLR or CSC), the battery or memory card in an area exposed to wind. However, if we are regulars at risk outdoor dust, sand and the like, it is worth to take our camera to a professional cleaning service. Good maintenance will extend the life of us the same.
2. Water spray or wet environments
It is the most obvious danger and not always the danger is that our camera falls overboard, in a fountain, a pool, in the sea … An accidental spillage is sufficient for the liquid from entering the camera and as you reach the internal circuits we have a problem. Let’s not forget to properly protect your camera in high humidity environments and places, condensation may be fatal. Digital cameras do not get along at all well with moisture.One way to avoid condensation (eg in an area with snow) or moisture accumulation is possible that in the bag where we keep or do transport relocate these sachets of silica gel which is absorbent. If accidentally splashed our camera just dry it quickly and wrapped with a dry cloth and a handful of rice can help us, as an emergency solution. Again, if we suspect that after an accident with liquid has been damaging our camera, the better it checked at a service.And do not forget to find a safe place (and not excessive humidity) at home to save our photographic material. So that may appear also avoid mushrooms.
If the water is bad for a digital camera, it is no less salt. If the splash is salt water damage can be even worse (we may face over time, if you have had some internal component corrosion). And not say if it falls in sea water. It is best to exercise extreme caution if you want to photograph next to salt water or sea, keeping safe and well kept our camera when you’re using and avoiding constantly changing lenses, batteries …
4. Creams and other thick liquids
Something as simple as a liquid mosquito repellent, sunscreen or sunblock are also creams that can damage your camera. Careful when we handle our camera if we cream on the body or hands. It is not easy to remove and damage can also be serious. So we’d better clean your hands. Also be careful in places where chemicals. We always caution can prevent more than a scare.
5. Falls, bumps and jolts
Another obvious danger is easily avoided. Using a belt, either to hang on our neck or wrist but always with the camera securely, especially if you use heavy equipment, bulky (and expensive) will prevent accidentally gravity exert its attraction to the ground and we shrink the heart. It is also important when we are not using your camera and saved the stay safe, or slip and hit the camera in a split second just crashing. We also caution when we go in a vehicle with lots of movement, or any transportation. Always make sure we camera and accessories are well protected in the space provided on our purse or backpack, secure.As we see, are very obvious all these dangers, but surely a shock experience has made us more cautious, so only paying a little care will prevent shocks. There are other dangers that I have not included here as children (real experts in shoot adrenaline as they approach our camera) and the “friends of the alien,” but the quality of being cautious always helps to avoid it.
And further advice save the serial number of your camera, maybe this could be useful to avoid being sold in case of theft, or could use it as a reference for description.source:xatafo