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Newdevonian
15 Mar 2013 - 1:27 PM

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
Nick_w e2 Member 73882 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 1:30 PM

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

hobbs
hobbs  101222 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Mar 2013 - 1:32 PM

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
MikeRC e2 Member 93501 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
15 Mar 2013 - 1:40 PM


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

....same except I do.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139463 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 1:43 PM

How hard is it to switch off the camera? Wink

JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53632 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 2:17 PM

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
Snapster e2 Member 2120 forum postsSnapster vcard England
15 Mar 2013 - 4:26 PM


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

....same except I do.

+1Grin

keith selmes
15 Mar 2013 - 5:07 PM

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
JJGEE  96311 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 5:36 PM

I switch the camera off to change lens, card or battery.
I even switch it off when I am not using it !!

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023048 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 5:49 PM

Switch off. Always.

scottishphototours

Yep, have to agree with Keithh...always power down.

redsnappa
redsnappa  121916 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Mar 2013 - 8:43 PM

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

Jat_Riski
Jat_Riski e2 Member 665 forum postsJat_Riski vcard United Kingdom
15 Mar 2013 - 9:08 PM

My camera automatically switches off after heavy useTongueWink

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023048 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 9:09 PM

Its to stop your electrically charged sensor sucking dust plus if anything is going to go kapput its as you connect everything running live

pablophotographer


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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