- Detach your spotting scope from the tripod when not in use to avoid any fractures.
- Cover the lens when the spotting scope is not in use to avoid scratches. Some spotting scopes already consist of a lens cover.
- Keep the spotting scope free from dirt and dust by put it in a case. It is ideal that you can buy a spotting scope with a carrying case attached. Otherwise, you need to buy a separate case.
- Keep the spotting scope far away from where you store liquids like beverages and chemicals to prevent it from getting moist and in turn getting damaged.
- Make sure that your hands are clean when using the spotting scope. So wash your hands before touching on the scope.
- Always wipe all dust from the body and the lens of the spotting scope with a soft cloth after use.
This point can be specified as follows:
- Clean the body: Prepare a soft cloth and some warm water or cleaner. Then wet the cloth, clean the body of the spotting scope and avoid touching the lens.
- Clean the lens: First, blow away dust from the lens by pressing the compressed air ball. Second, use a small brush to wipe away remaining dust around the rim of the lens. Last, pour some cleaner (produced particularly for lens) or alcohol onto a lint-free cloth and polish the lens.
By following these tips for cleaning the body and the lens, you can make sure that no dust and no scratch appears, thus, ensure the quality of images.
- Clean the tripod with a cloth when the spotting scope is not in use as well.