Camera gear is expensive (duh) and getting them repaired when something happens to them is even more expensive. So knowing how to take care of your gear is vitally important to maintain the health of your gear (and your pocketbook!)

Canon Service and Support has released the following video on how to take care of your camera and lenses with recommendations on how to clean and store your camera. It’s a good basic video for new photographers to learn proper maintenance of your gear, or photographers like me who usually will just send my gear in for cleaning because I don’t want to “mess things up accidentally.”

And who knows? This 8 minute video might save you an expensive trip to the Canon repair center and possibly extend the life of your stuff.

[REWIND: CLEAN YOUR CAMERA LENSES AND SENSORS FOR HDR PHOTOGRAPHY]

[Via PetaPixel/CanonUSA]