4 surefire ways to destroy your camera and lens

four ways to ruin your camera and lens
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For three years I worked at Wex Photo Video, during which time I saw some pretty sorry looking cameras. I’ve sent cameras off for repair that were so severely water damaged, it looked like they’d been submerged for years. I’ve had people try to trade in lenses that contained so much mold, you couldn’t see through them. And I’ve seen camera bodies with the lens mount well and truly jammed onto it. 

On the whole, people take pretty good care of camera equipment. After all, even the best cheap cameras cost a good chunk of change, let alone the best mirrorless cameras, so few people can afford not to treat them with care. Accidents happen, though, and even the most careful people can be caught off guard when on a shoot. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.