5 Tips That Could Double The Life Of Your Camera AND Keep It Shooting Like Brand New

Shooting Like New

#4 Keep Your Camera Dry

One of the #1 camera if not all electronics killers is moisture. Many of today’s cameras have weatherproofing but this is not something you should rely upon. When storing your gear you can use Silica Gel Packets Desiccant Dehumidifiers. These are the same kinds of packets you’ll find many times in the battery compartments of new electronic devices or in a medication like aspirin. You can throw a few in your camera bag.

You can pick up a 5 Gram Pack of 50 “Dry & Dry” Silica Gel Packets Desiccant Dehumidifiers on Amazon for just $11.99.

Also, if you know you’re going to be shooting in a wet environment make sure to wrap you camera up. I keep rainsleeves in my camera bag. You could use a ziploc bag to do the same thing but I prefer these. They are built specifically for a camera and they even have a compartment built in for an attached external flash.

I use the OP/TECH USA Rainsleeve – Flash 14-Inch you can get a 2-Pack on Amazon for $8.12.

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74 comments

Actually these tips are very good! I shoot professionally for a living and I do all these steps anyway, but it really does make a difference. You get back what you put in, simple!

I’m with Adrian Mann on this. Once I see that the link is no more than a series of advert pages, I close the tab. It’s all about advertising revenue, not about advice at all.

They say that this will double the life of your camera………not possible! These digital cameras all have a lifespan based on the number of shutter actuations. So I was told by Don’s Photo.

Doesn’t the lens make contact with the camera? So why don’t you clean the contact point on the camera! HMMMM

Keep your camera DRY? Who would of thought? I always keep mine submerged in a bucket of water to keep the dust out.

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