What should I do to keep my Horizon Kompakt / Perfekt in great working condition?

The Horizon Kompakt / Perfekt is a precision-made optical-mechanical instrument, so it is important to handle it carefully.

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Keep the camera clean and protected from dust, moisture, and rapid temperature fluctuations.
  • Keep the camera in its case when not in use.
  • Clean the lens elements, use an air blower to blow off dust particles before using a clean cloth or cotton wool wad. You can always ask your local camera repair to have the lenses cleaned.
  • In extreme weather conditions, it is best to maintain the camera close to body temperature until just prior to use.
  • Do not attempt to troubleshoot the camera by yourself. It is best to take it back to us if you experience problems. Just contact your friendly customer service
  • Load and unload your film out of bright light.
  • Do not leave the camera with its shutter cocked for a long time since this may impair shutter operation.

And always remember to have fun with your Lomography adventures!

Find out all our tips, tricks and advice on the Horizon.

written on 2012-03-06 in #camera #horizon