Commonly asked questions.
How do I clean my
I clean my equipment?
do I stop my unit from leaking?
do I do if I do get a leak?
do I check if my equipment just stops working?
are synch leads so temperamental?
How should I store my equipment when travelling or when not in use?
often should I get my equipment serviced?
grease should I use?
do I know if a second hand unit is good?
should I get my equipment to you?
How should I store my equipment when travelling
or when not in use?
When travelling we always try to get more equipment into the same case
every year and always end up squashing something to close the lid. Kit
should be stored with user serviceable seals out, batteries out, plugs
and leads out, and enough room around not to bend, scrape or disfigure
either it or the item laying next to it. Seals should always be stored
in light tight bags, as they break down in UV light. All equipment should
be stored in a cool stable temperature. If flying then pressure variations
can cause all sorts of problems, equipment should be packed allowing air
to freely travel in/out and batteries should be securely stored separately.
With long term storage fungal growths are probably the biggest problem
for optical equipment, and exposing to UV light will slow down growth,
but most lens coatings do a really good job at stopping UV rays. So make
sure it is very dry before storing for a long period and use a drying
agent in the equipment and also in the storage case. Often bags or
cases cause fungal problems so also check to make sure these are clean
and dry. If you do find fungi has got into your equipment despair not
most repair Companies can remove the majority of minor attacks without
loss of performance.
If what you seek is not here or not clear - contact
us directly and we shall endeavour to solve your problem