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Hey guys,

Sometimes I leave my house and stay at a relatives house for a week or more at a time and sometimes I leave my battery inside the camera. I know that the battery can drain if left inside the camera, but how long can I leave it inside the camera until it starts to corrode or cause damage? I also have a Vivitar 285HV with AA's, can I leave the batteries in my flash for the same amount of time?

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I only take mine out when it needs charging - period. Same for the flash.

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sf1 wrote in post #6497011external link
I only take mine out when it needs charging - period. Same for the flash.

That's a good point, but for someone who shoots very frequently that can mean they charge it very often and that the battery doesn't stay in there camera for a long amount of time, but for someone like me who shoots very infrequently that can mean I charge it once a month or 2. Thanks for the help though! Anyone else have any idea?

Thanks!

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I leave my battery in and my camera on 24/7. The only time I turn it off is when I have it in the camera bag, which is not very often.

I only shoot occasionally. My battery rarely ever needs to be charged.

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I leave the battery in my camera all the time. I have a MKIII and even shooting almost everyday the batter stays in the camera sometimes for weeks at a time before it needs changing. I think I have gotten well over 5k shots out of one battery before it needs charging.

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I don't know if its an XT only thing but leaving your Battery in the body is bad. It'll lower the max charge capacity of the battery very quickly. I had this happen with the first battery that came with my XT. I had gotten lazy, left it in the body a bunch of times and noticed that it would hold less and less of a charge.

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BlueTsunami wrote in post #6497091external link
I don't know if its an XT only thing but leaving your Battery in the body is bad. It'll lower the max charge capacity of the battery very quickly. I had this happen with the first battery that came with my XT. I had gotten lazy, left it in the body a bunch of times and noticed that it would hold less and less of a charge.

Unfortunately, I'm not the most "responsible" person when it comes to my equipment. I use an XTi and the only time I don't have my battery in the camera is when it's charging or when I know it'll be weeks / months before using it again. I've never noticed any problems with either of my batteries.

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A couple weeks won't hurt anything.

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I never take them out, and they last for a long time, no problems!

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DavidSR wrote in post #6497031external link
That's a good point, but for someone who shoots very frequently that can mean they charge it very often and that the battery doesn't stay in there camera for a long amount of time, but for someone like me who shoots very infrequently that can mean I charge it once a month or 2. Thanks for the help though! Anyone else have any idea?

Thanks!

My 40d had batteries left in for months on end, mark III has had its batt in it for about 2 weeks now

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I never take my batteries out unless they need a charging and same with flashes, I only take them out for replacement.

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i dont take my battery out of my cameras either, except for the flash...

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the only time i take the batteries out is to charge it. other than that....it's always in there eventhough i can go weeks or months without shooting.

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I wouldn't worry about it unless its for months.

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MeNiS wrote in post #6498352external link
the only time i take the batteries out is to charge it. other than that....it's always in there eventhough i can go weeks or months without shooting.

same here :D

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