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Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
« on: August 05, 2013, 04:08:51 PM »
Do you switch off your camera, when changing lenses?



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Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2013, 04:11:37 PM »
Yes.
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Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 04:12:26 PM »
Definitely.

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Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
« Reply #3 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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Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2013, 06:22:19 PM »
Me too.  ;)
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Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2013, 07:06:59 PM »
Unless I forget, then I get this unpleasant thrill run through my system.  :-[
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Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2013, 08:08:56 PM »
Always try to - occasionally fail but don`t get Spinner`s tingle  ;)

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Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2013, 08:35:09 PM »
I usually turn it off but it doesn't make any difference!  :doh:

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Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
« Reply #10 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 ...

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Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
« Reply #11 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:

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Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2013, 07:37:07 AM »
If I remember but often don't

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Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
« Reply #13 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.  :'(
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Re: Camera on or off, when changing lenses?
« Reply #14 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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