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How Long Can I Leave My Camera Battery Inserted?

 
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Oct 14, 2008 20:34 |  #1

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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Oct 14, 2008 20:37 |  #2

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


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Oct 14, 2008 20:40 |  #3

sf1 wrote in post #6497011 (external 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?

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Oct 14, 2008 20:43 |  #4

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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Oct 14, 2008 20:45 |  #5

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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Oct 14, 2008 20:51 |  #6

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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Oct 14, 2008 20:55 |  #7

BlueTsunami wrote in post #6497091 (external 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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Oct 14, 2008 20:59 |  #8

A couple weeks won't hurt anything.


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Oct 15, 2008 00:00 |  #9

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


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Oct 15, 2008 00:23 |  #10

DavidSR wrote in post #6497031 (external 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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Oct 15, 2008 00:33 |  #11

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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Oct 15, 2008 00:36 |  #12

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


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Oct 15, 2008 00:43 |  #13

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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Oct 15, 2008 01:05 |  #14

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




  
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Oct 15, 2008 06:00 |  #15

MeNiS wrote in post #6498352 (external 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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