Back to Basics: Useful Tutorial Shows You How to Properly Assess & Clean Your Gear

Most camera gear is built with longevity and strenuous activity in mind, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the best possible care of your gear. To that end, Canon’s service and support team recently put out this video showing the best practices for making sure that you properly and thoroughly clean and check your gear so it can keep working for as long as possible.

Basic in almost every regard, the tutorial runs through the methods you should use when auditing the quality of your gear and cleaning it. The eight minute video is a bit monotonous at times, but it’s a great clip for photography newbies, or anyone looking to for a refresher on how to best take care of those expensive light-tight boxes and tubes full of glass we like to carry around.

(via Canon Watch)

  • Alex Tardif

    She is an alien, disguised as a Canon rep.

  • Mike

    Well then Canon should use some of that alien technology for their sensors, because they are kind of failing to compete in the IQ race with most of their cameras.

  • amiright

    I’m now embarrassed to be a Canon shooter.

  • Pickle

    She’d make a good health teacher talking about the human reproductive system. Nobody will giggle.

  • Daniel Walldorf

    This woman… Is she even a human? She doesn’t even seem to know how to use her facial expressions. God… And what did she say? Make sure your zoom and focus, wheels and buttons work. Well yes… Thanks for that tip! Great video! Will send a link to every photographer I know.

  • Tom Smith

    She took a selfie to make the viewer believe that she is human and not programmable ;)

  • YS

    You’d be amazed at how many people don’t realise something is wrong with their gear through that. I’ve had people ask me what’s wrong with their gear, and the first thing that tells me something is off is a command dial or a zoom ring that’s sticking…