Camera Craniums

General Category => General Photography => Topic started by: Reinardina on August 05, 2013, 04:08:51 PM

Title: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
Post by: Reinardina on August 05, 2013, 04:08:51 PM
Do you switch off your camera, when changing lenses?

Title: Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
Post by: Hinfrance on August 05, 2013, 04:11:37 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
Post by: ABERS on August 05, 2013, 04:12:26 PM
Definitely.
Title: Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
Post by: Reinardina on August 05, 2013, 04:17:05 PM
Thank you both. It is what I was advised, but a friend never does (or did).
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Post by: Jediboy on August 05, 2013, 06:22:19 PM
Me too.  ;)
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Post by: spinner on August 05, 2013, 07:06:59 PM
Unless I forget, then I get this unpleasant thrill run through my system.  :-[
Title: Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
Post by: Reinardina on August 05, 2013, 07:18:03 PM
Unless I forget, then I get this unpleasant thrill run through my system.  :-[

That sounds like a very good reason to switch off.

Title: Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
Post by: hssutton on August 05, 2013, 07:58:32 PM
I bought my first DSLR (Canon D30) Autumn 2000 and I must admit to rarely powering down when changing lenses, due mainly to forgetting to switch off.
Never ever had a problem.

Harry
Title: Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
Post by: jinky on August 05, 2013, 08:08:56 PM
Always try to - occasionally fail but don`t get Spinner`s tingle  ;)
Title: Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
Post by: Oldboy on August 05, 2013, 08:35:09 PM
I usually turn it off but it doesn't make any difference!  :doh:
Title: Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
Post by: Reinardina on August 05, 2013, 08:35:28 PM
I was told it is to prevent dust on the sensor. Is it possible, this became more of a problem with DSLR?

My friend has his photographic roots, firmly in the film era, and switches lenses regularly (and fast), without ever having had any problems.

I was just wondering ...

Title: Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
Post by: Oldboy on August 05, 2013, 08:46:13 PM
I was told it is to prevent dust on the sensor. Is it possible, this became more of a problem with DSLR?

My friend has his photographic roots, firmly in the film era, and switches lenses regularly (and fast), without ever having had any problems.

I was just wondering ...

To be honest, most dust in a camera is produced inside rather than coming from outside. Think of all the moving parts inside the camera producing dust as they rub against each other. Having said that I wouldn't suggest changing lenses during a dust storm.  :uglystupid2:
Title: Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
Post by: Colin on August 06, 2013, 07:37:07 AM
If I remember but often don't
Title: Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
Post by: spinner on August 06, 2013, 02:13:20 PM
I think I need to clarify, the sensation I was trying to describe was PANIC.  :-[ Even though I've never had issue with my cameras, I've shorted other sensitive things. Like just last week I shorted a 1 TB Drive.  :'(
Title: Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
Post by: Oldboy on August 06, 2013, 05:53:25 PM
I think I need to clarify, the sensation I was trying to describe was PANIC.  :-[ Even though I've never had issue with my cameras, I've shorted other sensitive things. Like just last week I shorted a 1 TB Drive.  :'(

The drive should be OK but the board is fried. Just replace the board.  :tup:
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Post by: donoreo on August 06, 2013, 07:25:23 PM
I turn it off.