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chas wrote: From the school of "If it ain't broke....", do you clean your contracts only after you have had an error occur, or just as a routine maintenance process? Having owned Canon gear for over 8 years, I have never cleaned contacts.
Ben Horne wrote: If you guys are cleaning the contacts just for the sake of cleaning the contacts... it really isn't necessary. I would only clean them if you are having a problem such as a corroded battery in a flash, or something along those lines. I think more photographers damage their equipment by overzealous cleaning than other common causes.
"If it ain't broke don't fix it" works for some folk, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" works for others.
I look at my contacts every time I change a lens or a battery. If I see any black or green where I should see only silver or gold, I clean it; if I don't, I don't.