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Do you take your lens off when storing a camera?

 
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Jul 14, 2013 03:38 |  #1

Just a simple question for all who read this.

When you guys put your camera away for the night, day, etc. do you generally take the lens off and store your camera and lens separately, or do you store your camera with a lens still attached?

This may seem random, but I was just wondering if there are any down sides to keeping a lens on the camera for a day or two while storing in between sessions.

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Jul 14, 2013 03:43 |  #2

I always keep a lense on the camera while storing.




  
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Jul 14, 2013 03:44 |  #3

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I always keep a lense on the camera while storing.

Okay I didn't know if I was weird for doing this. I feel like the less I take it off, the less likely it is to get dust inside the lens or on the mirror.


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Jul 14, 2013 03:49 as a reply to  @ JM Photos's post |  #4

The only time I remove my lenses is when I'm switching them out or to clean the camera sensor; otherwise, I always leave a lens on my camera.

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Jul 14, 2013 03:51 |  #5

No...:cool:


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Jul 14, 2013 03:54 |  #6
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I never store it without a lens. And leaving it sit for "a day or two" with a lens on is certainly not going to damage it in any way. I've gone a week or more without using the camera.


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Jul 14, 2013 05:01 |  #7

It makes no differenc either way.
Most of the time my bodies have lenses on them when not being used.
Sometimes they don't.
As I type, I've got two bodies with lenses on and two without.


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Jul 14, 2013 07:59 |  #8

There is absolutely no harm in storing a Camara with a lens attached. I almost always store mine that way. As you aid, the less you take the lens off, the less opportunity for dust to get in.


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Jul 14, 2013 08:14 |  #9

Store with lens on; probably 80% of my images are done with one particular lens so no need to change. The more you expose that cavity, the more likely you will get dust where it doesn't belong.




  
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Jul 14, 2013 08:18 |  #10

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Jul 14, 2013 09:35 |  #11

Nope. The fewer times the lens comes off = less chance of dust on the sensor.


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Jul 14, 2013 09:42 |  #12

Cameras were made to have a lens on them . Even camera bags have a specific location for the camera and lens.

The side benefits are less chance of damaging the lens thread and less opportunities more dust bunnies to get in. In addition, you will be more ready to go when a shooting opportunity appears before you.




  
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Jul 14, 2013 09:46 as a reply to  @ Buckeye1's post |  #13

I've wondered about this in the past. It's not the lens being on the body so much as how the camera is being stored. I wonder if you have the camera in your bag lens down with the weight of the body resting on the lens if there could be any issues. All the weight is on the front end of the lens. I try not to do this. I'd rather have the camera horizontally stored rather than vertically stored lens down.




  
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Jul 14, 2013 09:55 |  #14

There is always a lens on my camera.


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Jul 14, 2013 10:03 as a reply to  @ Buylongterm's post |  #15

I'm not even sure where my body cap is.


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