Tuesday, 2 November 2010

DSLR - Body - Tips


You wanna get a DSLR. Tell me you want it. Just tell me. Alright. You want it. For what? To take pictures of a dog taking a shit? Or a guy vomitting after getting too drunk? You don't want that kind of picture. You want a picture of a nice green scenery and when you zoom in...OMG! Someone getting pawned by a bear! Yeah. That's what we're talking about.

Today will be the tips on DSLR camera. Lets us start with the body.

The body of the DSLR is where your money will be mostly spent on. And try not to get it broken as it will cost another several years of blood and sweat to get the same thing back. The body contains the image sensor which absorb the light from the picture you've taken. not just that, buttons to control everything, shutter release, trigger and all those function can be found on it. Why? Because its there. If the buttons are all around the lens, how the hell are you going to hold it?

The body need a lot of care and love as much as you love your pet rabbit. But that doesn't mean that you can bathe it in water. What I mean here is that NEVER allow your DSLR body to fall, kicked, punched or thrown. Take care of it as it is your own self. NEVER allow dust or water to even touch your camera. Not even your own sweat. Even if some DSLR such as Nikon D7000 and Canon 7D offer magnesium allow body that is dustproof and waterproof, it is still not proof enough. Moisture can still leak and damage your sensor thus making you wanna curse yourself. If you are carrying entry-level DSLR such as Canon 1000D, Nikon D3000 or Sony A230, you are gonna need super protection. They don't have magnesium alloy skeleton that will block most external element so it is up to you to decide how you're taking care of it. Maybe wipe it with a cloth after each usage?

The LCD should be taken care too. Once its broken, you might wanna toss you DSLR up in the air and shoot it with a sniper. Losing the LCD means losing most of the manual control. Losing manual control means losing the camera. Losing the camera means you SUCK! But you don't have to put triple layer of LCD protector to safeguard it. Enough with a single cover.

In order to take care of your DSLR body, make sure its clean and clear. Use a brush to clean the outer part of the body. NEVER clean the inside part unless you are a pro and have a lot of money. The outer part of the body will collect a lot of dust if not well taken care of. And the dust will lead to dampness. And that leads to fungus. When there's fungus, it's hard to save it. Its like cancer.

And there goes the body part. Hope that will help all newbies or oldies out there. I can't say much stuff about DSLR body here except than take super-duper-good-extra care of it. If you love photography, love your camera as well.

That's all for now. Thanks for reading.


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