Protecting a Digital Camera Lens

A video camcorder is a very sensitive piece of equipment. It can be easily damaged through careless handling. As such, persons who manage this equipment need to be aware that there are definite techniques that need to be remembered for protecting a digital camera lens which is irreplaceable. This begins from the time it is setup to be used and at the time of storage. When the video camcorder is filming, there are specific recording guidelines as well to be followed to ensure safety of the lens.


  • Camcorder
  • Lenses
  • UV filters
  • Lens hood
  • Dry micro fiber cleaning cloth

Step 1: Protecting the Digital Camera Lens before Using the Camcorder

After acquiring a video camcorder, it is very important to first purchase filters that fit and place it under the lens as a form of protection. Ensure that you are using the correct size for your camera. Carefully, grab the face of your video camcorder and avoid touching that delicate transparent glass structure. Locate the rims of the lens. Carefully attach the filter protection. Ensure that it fits securely into the grooves. Gently screw it in until it covers the lens. This is a very useful protective technique to develop when considering lens protection for your video camcorder. Always remember that this is the first step even before using the equipment.

Step 2: Protecting a Digital Camera Lens while Video Recording - Lighting Precautions

At every level of interaction with your video camcorder lens, it is your responsibility to ensure safety and protection of the equipment. Tips on how to protect your video camcorder lens must always be considered. These are some simple ones to remember. First, always try to avoid exposing the camcorder to excessive heat for a long period of time. It is very dangerous and can insidiously damage the lens. When focusing, remember always to angle the lens so that you allow entry for just the appropriate amount of light rays.

Step 3: Protecting a Digital Camera Lens while Video Recording - Environmental Precautions

Avoid filming when it is raining or storming with lightening and thunder. These are external climatic variables to be mindful if protecting your video camcorder lens is a priority. Always give full attention to the filming environment. Some places contain toxic atmospheric substances such as asbestos and they are not always accurately measured by environmentalists. However, this can be at a contamination level to alter the functionality of your video camcorder lenses.

Step 4: Protecting a Digital Camera Lens after Video Recording - Servicing Measures

Even though there are lens specialists, the camcorder is no less usable if the entire structure is not protected as well. Therefore, protecting a digital camera lens, especially that of video camcorder, necessitates a holistic approach. First, storing your video camcorder in a safe place is imperative to alleviating repair costs. Clean the lens of your camcorder every time it has been used. This is a service maintenance strategy. Remove the filter and get to the lens. With a dry micro fiber cleaning cloth, dust the lens and replace filter. Cover with the lens hood when not in use. This is another useful lens protective device.