DigitalRev is back with a super serious video (not really). In typical DigitalRev tongue -in cheek-style, Ultrasonic Dragon 88, a guest presenter (someone completely else than Kai, but looks exactly like him), will show you how to take care of your gear the photo snob way. Although some of the tips might seem silly, they all make sense (to a certain extent). For example, touching your lens is really not a good idea at all…
Enjoy this short, Humorous video!
Here are some of my favorites:
Tip #1 Use an UV filter. Or Two…
ALWAYS put an UV filter in front of your lens. And because good UV filters are expensive, you should screw a second, cheaper UV filter in front of your lens to protect the more expensive filter. (Actually you should never ever do that because you will have to deal with a lot of vignetting and it will decrease the overall image quality and sharpness).
Tip #2 Protect Your Screen
It’s a proven fact that 99% of scratches come from scratchy things.
Because scratchy things tend to leave scratches on your screen you should protect your screen with a display protection foil.
Tip #3 Always Turn Your Camera Off
NEVER leave your camera in standby mode. Always turn it off if you’re not using it, even if you want to shoot in two seconds again. You can just turn it on again. This way you can save a lot of power…
Tip #4 Never Touch the Lens with Your Fingers
This one is actually pretty useful because you always have dirt, oil and sweat on your fingers and you don’t want any of them on the glass of your lens. So don’t touch it with your fingers! Use a microfiber cloth or an air blower to clean your lens instead.
What do you think about these tips? Do you have other “photo snob” tips to add? Feel free to leave them in the comments below.[via DigitalRev, images via screencaps]