Dusty needs a duster: Dust can be a party pooper, especially in outdoor shoots. Be quick while changing lens. Use a body cap if you need more time. Pack a cleaning kit if you’re planning to be outdoors for extended periods of time.
Blow hot, blow cold: DSLR manufacturers tell us their cameras can withstand temperatures as high as 45 degrees Celsius, and humidity up-to 85%. Beware of quick changes in temperatures. It can cause condensation on the lens and sometimes even fungus.
Caps-a-lot: A body cap. A lens cap. These are your best friends. Always put a lens cap on while storing it. When you remove the lens cap to use the camera, ensure the cap goes into the bag, and not in your sweaty shirt's pocket.
Poke me not: Your camera lens doesn’t take very well to your touch. Don't feel bad. The acidic grease from your fingers can corrode the lens. Use a filter to protect your lens from touch.
Friend from the hood: If you drop your camera or lens accidentally, chances are the lens would be ruined. Use a lens hood to protect it against accidental drops. Always use a neck strap with the camera to prevent such accidents.
That's a home: Invest in a camera bag. Preferably a waterproof one, if you’re into outdoor shoots. It will protect your lenses while traveling. It'll keep them safe from the elements of nature as well. And surely from silly accidents like drops.
Spic and span: Your camera cleaning kit should have these things - a blower brush and soft lint free cloth. Choose a clean, dry, stable surface to clean your lenses. Use a blower brush to remove any dust, and the lint free cloth to wipe the lens elements.
A camera lens are the eyes your camera sees through. To say the least, it should be clean! Do this, and you might hear your camera calling….Allo! I see everything clearly!