When it comes to the life of a DSLR, there seem to be three different categories of photographers.

First, there is the photographer who babies their equipment. They never put a lens in a bag without first putting on both caps. They switch lenses in 0.5 seconds flat to avoid getting dust inside. Actually 0.5 seconds would be a little bit reckless, but you know what I mean. Their gear looks brand new even after many years of use. (The people I always hunt for when it’s time for me to buy a “new” camera!)