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Old October 5th, 2010, 08:31 AM   #1
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Leaving Battery and SD card in cam when storing?

hey guys, been wondering about this.

When you put your cam away for a little while, is it reccomended to remove the battery and SD card?

Ive been keeping mine in, but havent been using the cam very much recently.

Just wondering what you guys think.

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Old October 5th, 2010, 08:38 AM   #2
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I would take the battery out and the card if not using it for a while.
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Old October 5th, 2010, 02:49 PM   #3
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I leave it in.

However, the camera will slowly drain the battery even if the camera is off, so beware if you don't use the camera for a long period of time.

Never heard any ill effects from leaving the memory card it, esp if the battery has been removed.

Nothing worse then running to grab a cool shot only to realize your memory card isn't in the cam (which has happened to me).

Which is why I keep it in. The cards are so cheap (relatively) that for me it's worth any minor risk or damage.
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Old October 5th, 2010, 04:54 PM   #4
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ive never had a problem leaving the batteries in ANY DSLR or any other device. i always leave memory cards and charged batteries in all my gear; whether it sits for an hour or 6 months, and ive never had a problem; hot, cold, humid, dry, sea level, mountain trekking; not a single problem.

John, with certain cameras, you can actually take a picture with no memory card installed, leave it on, insert a memory card, and it will write to the memory card.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 10:45 AM   #5
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I'm fairly certain my T2 has drawn down my battery after a couple of weeks of non-use.

And the T2 won't let you record w/o a card.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 11:10 AM   #6
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A tip if it helps anybody: when the battery is out of the
camera and sitting on a charger, I leave the battery door
on the camera *open.* This reminds me, an incurable
sufferer of short-term memory loss, that the battery is
out of the camera. Because I hate the feeling of finding
out that there's no battery in the camera...

As light weight as the T2i is, you can usually feel just
by picking up the camera whether or not the battery is
in it. On some heavier cameras such as the 5D and 7D,
it's not always as obvious.
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Old October 10th, 2010, 12:55 PM   #7
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Just wondering what you guys think.
I keep my T2i with a fully charged battery and an empty (or near as dammit) card. So many times, something develops or crops up, you just need to grab your camera and go. It's at the END of a job that batts get fed and cards get emptied.

And there's ALWAYS another battery and an empty card in the bag.

My EX1 used to drain a battery overnight if left attached. Sony recognised that as abhorrent behaviour for any camcorder, and fixed it. I expect nothing less from Canon.

Having said that, my Nikon D200 has been salted away for long term storage - I've not shot with it for at least 9 months, and the batteries are removed from that!

My rule is batts in/charged for working kit, batts out for kit destined for the market.
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