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Today’s tip will cover protecting the most vulnerable parts of your camera, the LCD screen, for one. Your LCD could be called your “window to the world.” This little piece of glass real estate gives you instant feedback as to what your lens saw when you pressed the shutter release. It also is the way you interact with your camera’s menu commands. Here are just a few tips to keep your LCD screen safe:
- Keep it clean. Use the same cleaning equipment you use on your lens (never tissue or paper towels as they can scratch your lens and LCD). You can even use the cleaning cloth that comes with eyeglasses. A cool little gadget that I use is called SPUDZ. It is a microfiber cleaning cloth with an integral pouch and clip. You can find them at most camera shops or online at places like B&H Photo and Video.
- Cover it. You can use screen protector film sheets like those used for protecting touchscreens for PDA’s or cell phones. They attach by way of static electricity and will not harm your LCD. They are easily removed and replaced when worn.
- Avoid leaving your camera in the car for extended periods of time. Glove compartments and trunks are solar ovens that can reach temperatures much higher than the outside temperature.
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