Camera Care

BabaGanoushBabaGanoush Posts: 252Member
edited August 2014 in Nikon DSLR cameras
Does anyone know what material Nikon uses to cover the bodies of its pro cameras like the D800? Specifically, what material is used in the hand grip? Is it rubber, vinyl, or some other natural/synthetic material? What's the safest way to clean the surface without causing the material to deteriorate? Is it just mild soap and water, or can something stronger be used?


  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,493Member
    I believe it is rubber, which is held on by 3M type tape. I just use a slightly damp cloth to clean the grips on my camera and that seems to work well. I'd be cautious about using soap, as it could be corrosive when applied to the rubber.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    The following topic is a good place to start.

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