With my old camera, I didn’t give much thought to my lens because the Kodak EasyShare had an automatic flap that would close and protect the lens whenever it wasn’t in use. My new one has a cover which I am faithful in closing but am still running into problems with dust and dirt getting onto it. I bought some lens cleaner and have been using that, but have also been reading up on other ways to protect your precious lens.
One tip I read was to buy a UV lens for your camera which will not only lesson the harsh effect of the sun in your pictures, but also protect the lens itself as all dust, dirt, grime, etc will land on there vs. your lens.
Armed with my new information I decided to do a google search for UV lens for Fuji FinePix s2000. This doesn’t seem to work at all because all that gets returned back to me is information on the camera itself and nothing on what kind of UV lens I need for this particular camera.
Am I doing something wrong? Are there generic UV lenses I should be looking at or do I need to find the lens for my camera? To make matters even worse, I am also shopping for memory cards and can’t figure that out either. I went to the Fujifilm web site and printed out this fancy grid that will tell me what memory cards are compatible with my camera but it reads like Turkish to me and seems to confuse me even more.
While I am on the subject of camera equipment and accessories, what are some of your favorite online stores to go to when purchasing new things for your camera? And since I am asking all of these questions I will ask one more ;o). Are there any other things I should think of buying once I figure all of this out? I see all kinds of fancy stuff that makes my heart pitter patter like magnifying lenses, wide angle lenses, etc. Are these all useful things to have, or am I wasting my money?
Any comments, helps, tips, etc would be most appreciated as I am a babe in the woods here when it comes to cameras.