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Keeping flash attached to the camera

 
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Jun 01, 2012 20:46 |  #1

Is there any harm in keeping flash attached to the camera when not in use?
I was doing that with 7D, it was pretty much permanently on, and at some point embedded flash stopped retracting, the springy flash contacts got bent so I've started religiously disconnecting flash after each use but that slows me down when at the right moment I need to grab the camera, connect the flash and only then shoot.




  
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Jun 02, 2012 00:11 |  #2

You won't hurt it.


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Jun 02, 2012 00:19 |  #3

I'd suggest you put it away when you aren't using it, but only for the reason that you could knock the flash and damage the hotshoe.


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Jun 02, 2012 20:28 |  #4

Tiberius47 wrote in post #14519331 (external link)
I'd suggest you put it away when you aren't using it, but only for the reason that you could knock the flash and damage the hotshoe.

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Every 6 months or so I damage the mount on one of my 580ex2, just from always having them on the cameras
I have stopped mounting the flash all the time, and have reduced the incidence of damaged mounts


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Jun 02, 2012 22:13 |  #5

What Tiberius47 says, for sure.


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