Knowing and avoiding the five things that damage your camera gear

As I’ve traveled the world with a digital camera, I’ve experienced everything from dropping a Canon f/2.8 24-70mm L-series lens onto the cement in a Buddhist temple in a small Chinese village to having a wad of sand land onto my EOS-1D Mark II when it was spit out by a four-wheeler in the Saudi Arabian desert. I’ve learned to prepare for the unexpected, and I’ve learned how to manage it when it happens.

While sometimes unavoidable — especially if you work outside of a studio — the five most-evil enemies of digital cameras are ones you’ll want to know how to combat and prevent. These various adversaries of photography can affect your camera in a variety of ways, which I cover in each description:

Category: Camera care

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