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15 Mar 2013 1:27PM
I have always powered down camera body and flash gun prior to mounting or separating. Likewise I have always powered down camera body prior to mounting or separating a lens. It is always a good idea prior to handling memory cards and batteries.

What do all of you do? Is it entirely necessary?

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Nick_w e2
7 4.1k 99 England
15 Mar 2013 1:30PM
Its probably a good idea, but tbh I don't.
hobbs e2
10 1.2k United Kingdom
15 Mar 2013 1:32PM
Always power down for changing lenses as I want to make sure no charge is going through the sensor and thus reduce the risk of dust bunnies being attracted. On the flash gun side I never power down the camera, as when shooting an event if I have to swap out the flash gun for any reason I don't have time to turn the camera on and off as I could miss the shot.
MikeRC e2
9 3.5k United Kingdom
15 Mar 2013 1:40PM

Quote:Its probably a good idea, but tbh I don't.


....same except I do.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
15 Mar 2013 1:43PM
How hard is it to switch off the camera? Wink
JackAllTog e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2013 2:17PM
No never power down, but I think older flash guns had higher trigger levels.

I like the idea of turning off the camera before changing lenses - sounds as if it makes sense Smile perhaps i should try this.

Removing memory card on my canon turn off camera while flap is open anyway.
Snapster e2
2 133 England
15 Mar 2013 4:26PM

Quote:Its probably a good idea, but tbh I don't.

....same except I do.



+1Grin
keith selmes
11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2013 5:07PM
I think my camera does have an off switch somewhere .... not sure what it's for though ...

I tend to switch off the M43 more often, because the switch is more obvious and because it's easier to shoot or start video accidentally, and it tends to be power hungry anyway. If I don't make sure it's off, it could be sitting in a bag filming the lens cap in HD video all the way to destination.
JJGEE
9 6.4k 18 England
15 Mar 2013 5:36PM
I switch the camera off to change lens, card or battery.
I even switch it off when I am not using it !!
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
15 Mar 2013 5:49PM
Switch off. Always.
15 Mar 2013 6:28PM
Yep, have to agree with Keithh...always power down.
redsnappa e2
12 2.0k United Kingdom
15 Mar 2013 8:43PM
I've never switched off when changing lens. I cannot see any reason why this is an issue.
15 Mar 2013 9:08PM
My camera automatically switches off after heavy useTongueWink
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
15 Mar 2013 9:09PM
Its to stop your electrically charged sensor sucking dust plus if anything is going to go kapput its as you connect everything running live
15 Mar 2013 9:09PM

Quote:I've never switched off when changing lens. I cannot see any reason why this is an issue.


I think it depends on the camera... if one has a self cleaning sensor camera I would expect to turn it on before connecting the new lens...

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