A Small YouTube Tutorial on How to Clean Your Camera… of Any Life it Has Left

Aug 6, 2014

Maaz Khan

Maaz Khan started off teaching himself photography with a disposable Kodak camera he got for his 7th birthday. His main weapons of choice are now the 5D Mark II, and an LG G2 when mobility calls. You can find some of his work at his website, twitter Twitter @drcon and Instagam @maazcon

A Small YouTube Tutorial on How to Clean Your Camera… of Any Life it Has Left

Aug 6, 2014

Maaz Khan

Maaz Khan started off teaching himself photography with a disposable Kodak camera he got for his 7th birthday. His main weapons of choice are now the 5D Mark II, and an LG G2 when mobility calls. You can find some of his work at his website, twitter Twitter @drcon and Instagam @maazcon

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NSFL: Camera Death.

There’s a new trend on YouTube these days: making parody videos of all the horrendous tutorials we find so often there. They can be of someone holding a camera like it’s in the middle of a magnitude 7.6 earthquake; or what about the ones where the uploader goes off for about seven minutes on the premise of why he’s making the tutorial? And then there’s the videos that just… give plain bad advice in general. This video hilariously depicts exactly that by teaching you how to clean a Canon 5D – by submerging it into a tub of water and soap.

Keep in mind that this is a complete joke, though you’ll still probably find yourself screaming at the screen watching the atrocity unfold. In defense, the camera does clean up pretty well. But either way, I think it goes without saying that you shouldn’t try this yourself. Don’t ever actually submerge a camera into water, even with everything turned off. It doesn’t matter whether it’s supposed to be weatherproof or not; don’t do it. If you do need proper guidance on maintenance and cleaning, check out this video from Canon. And don’t worry; it’s filmed on a tripod and she won’t ask you to like and subscribe to her page at the end.

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Maaz Khan started off teaching himself photography with a disposable Kodak camera he got for his 7th birthday. His main weapons of choice are now the 5D Mark II, and an LG G2 when mobility calls. You can find some of his work at his website, twitter Twitter @drcon and Instagam @maazcon

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20 responses to “A Small YouTube Tutorial on How to Clean Your Camera… of Any Life it Has Left”

  1. Mike Randall Avatar
    Mike Randall

    Irresponsible. I know it’s a joke, most people will know it’s a joke, but some won’t…

    1. Jesse Russell Avatar
      Jesse Russell

      And those people deserve exactly what they get.

  2. Stewart Norton Avatar
    Stewart Norton

    Worked a charm….thanks guys ;-)

  3. Stewart Norton Avatar
    Stewart Norton

    It’s just a joke…anyone who thinks it’s real would not have the mental capacity to operate a camera or get on the Internet to read it.

    1. Brian Schauer Avatar
      Brian Schauer

      Don’t be so sure. Pick a random popular post, read the comments, then decide whether or not someone would actually do this. As proven, any monkey can use a camera these days. :)

  4. Shachar Weis Avatar
    Shachar Weis

    Salt water cleans better.

  5. Diane Burchfield Johnson Avatar
    Diane Burchfield Johnson

    I wouldn’t dare to do thing like this. Don’t tell me it a joke or you gonna get the blame.

  6. Jay Cee Avatar
    Jay Cee

    Rickie Jones

  7. Roger Grzegorowicz Avatar
    Roger Grzegorowicz

    This is how I do it. I don’t even get my hands wet…

    1. Wing Wong Avatar
      Wing Wong

      That’s multi tasking.

  8. Jeffrey B George Avatar
    Jeffrey B George

    Why not just use the dishwasher? ;-)

  9. Stewart Norton Avatar
    Stewart Norton

    True anyone can use a camera…seems not everyone can use thier common sense though ;-)

  10. Luiz Salgueiro Avatar
    Luiz Salgueiro

    you don´t like this movie? So look our movie. if you like, please post in your
    blog. Our is a white joke :)
    http://www.2salgueiros.com/blog/?p=3764

  11. La Thang Avatar
    La Thang

    Minh Nguyen Vincent Villegas Andy Phou

  12. Wing Wong Avatar
    Wing Wong

    Should put it into the jewelry ultra sound cleaning setup to get all of the dust and loose bits out. The built in vibration only shakes the dust off of the sensor. Ultra sound can get it out of the camera. :p

  13. Kevin Powell Avatar
    Kevin Powell

    That’s how every Canon should be cleaned!

    1. Bree Avatar
      Bree

      My thoughts exactly! I said “oh thank christ it was a canon!”

  14. Seshi Tekmal Avatar
    Seshi Tekmal

    I think i just died a little on the inside O_O

  15. Wim van der Geest Avatar
    Wim van der Geest

    I don’t advise to do it like this. He uses his fingers to clean the mirror and prisma and the front of his lens. Never do that with your fingers. Always use a soft cloth. ;)
    (Yes I know, this is a bad thing to do, do not try it at home)

  16. Mike Hill Avatar
    Mike Hill

    I have seen some scary things before but, I am going to have nightmares thanks to you.