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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 3:39 am 
ok...me being a noob to this hobby im gonna ask a noob question

when changing lens to lens...is it ok to leave the power on and change lens or do you recomend powering down the camera then changing lens?


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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 5:58 am 
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I've had my camera for nearly two years and haven't had an issue changing the lens with power on or off, so it likely doesn't matter.

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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 6:28 am 
I have done it both ways.

I like to have it off, just in case.


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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 8:06 am 
It might make sense to switch off your camera when changing lenses. Switching on the camera usually triggers a sensor cleaning step, where the sensor or the high pass filter is vibrated to knock off loose dust. This step could help prevent dust from sticking to your sensor as a result of changing lenses.

Otherwise, it doesn't matter whether the camera is on or off.


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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 8:40 am 
I turn mine off out of habit, dont think it matters though


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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 8:16 pm 
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Nope, doesn't really matter. I usually turn my off, but have forgotten to do so a number of times, didn't make a difference.

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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 8:36 pm 
Having the camera on suppose to attract more dust


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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 9:05 pm 
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@Razvan: meh, only if the sensor is actively used, will it be static and thus attract dust. So unless you unmount the lens while in liveview or bulb mode, I'd say it won't make a difference.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:16 am 
I always have my camera off that is actually what is recommended in most manufacturers' user manuals.
Gunner out


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:44 am 
I nearly always power off, except when i'm panicking cos i want to change lenses quickly and then i usually forget :lol:


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I nearly always power off, except when i'm panicking cos i want to change lenses quickly and then i usually forget


I thoroughly laughed at this.. excellent stuff dr_pierce :lol: :lol: :lol:

i njoyed this as i do the same when i am in utter panic... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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