4 Easily Avoided Camera Problems

Camera problems can ruin a great shooting day. The best way to troubleshoot them is to prevent them. Here are four easily avoided camera problems.

1. Dropping the Camera

Problems related to gravity are very easy to avoid if you take the proper preventative steps. Always use the shoulder or wrist strap when you're holding your camera. Also, don't run with the camera because you could easily trip and fall. 

2. Scratched Lens

Lenses can easily get scratched and most of the time you won't be able to fix them. Carefully handle your lenses and always keep the caps on whenever it is possible. Also, purchase an UV filter for your lens. It's relatively cheap and can provide great protection to the lens. It's a lot less expensive to replace a scratched UV filter than a scratched lens.

3. Damaged Telephoto Lenses

Telephoto lenses are large and if you're not supporting their weight with your hand, then you could damage the electrical contacts between the lens and camera body.

4. Dust and Dirt

When performing a lens change on a SLR camera, make sure that dirt and dust do not get inside the camera because that could scratch the image sensor. If you're outside on location, spray the inside of the body with compressed air before you add a new lens. By exercising the proper care and precaution, you can avoid unwanted problems.