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Canon 60D - leave on or turn off during long days of shooting

 
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Mar 10, 2013 16:54 |  #1

On vacations, I tend to turn my camera off very frequently. Last year at Grand Teton & Yellowstone NP, after almost every stop I would turn the camera off and power it back up at the next stop. Bottom line, I am turning the camera off & on frequently.

I am going to Germany & Austria in May and will be faced with the leave camera on or power off decision many times. The 60D has outstanding battery life so that is not the issue.

What do you do when you are shooting constant vacation pictures?

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Mar 10, 2013 17:20 |  #2

I don't think it makes any difference one way or the other.
I don't turn any of mine off at the switch at all - never have.
I've set them to automatically turn off after a minute (which is more like sleep) so that I can just pick it up and shoot without having to worry about if I need to switch it on.


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Mar 10, 2013 17:23 |  #3

I almost never turn my cameras off. In a long shoot, if conditions are constant I flip the lock on. Otherwise I do find that I will sometimes change my exposure settings without meaning to. This especially can happen on vacation with the camera on a strap, where my hip will spin the QCD.


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Mar 10, 2013 17:26 |  #4

I never turn my cameras off, I just let them go to sleep. The only time I might turn them off is when flying.


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Mar 10, 2013 17:31 as a reply to  @ gjl711's post |  #5

There have been a number of threads on this subject already. Check out https://photography-on-the.net …highlight=turn+​camera+off and others.




  
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Mar 11, 2013 06:18 |  #6

I turn mine off every few days - but I turn them back on straight away. I do it just to let the automatic dust removal operate.


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Mar 11, 2013 08:02 as a reply to  @ hollis_f's post |  #7

Unlike the others, I turn mine off if I'm not using it. Even if I want it again in maybe 5 minutes, it goes off.


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Mar 11, 2013 09:01 |  #8

I also turn mine off with the switch, but I do it only to activate the sensor cleaning function. But as others say, manual or self shutoff really makes no difference as far as battery life goes.




  
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Mar 12, 2013 00:25 |  #9

Lowner wrote in post #15701581 (external link)
Unlike the others, I turn mine off if I'm not using it. Even if I want it again in maybe 5 minutes, it goes off.

Wow. That's extreme. Why? I generally turn mine off only when I'm not going to be using it for the rest of the day, and even then I occasionally keep it on. While I usually turn it off when I store it in my case, I have been know to leave it on for days on end.


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Mar 12, 2013 00:46 |  #10

turn it off whenever I won't be taking a shot for a few minutes and don't need instant on. Best to let the sensor cleaner go often IMO.


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Mar 12, 2013 05:10 |  #11

mwsilver wrote in post #15705131 (external link)
Wow. That's extreme. Why? I generally turn mine off only when I'm not going to be using it for the rest of the day, and even then I occasionally keep it on. While I usually turn it off when I store it in my case, I have been know to leave it on for days on end.

Apart from landscapes I shoot motorsports and on a Sunday morning in a strange country have been unable to recharge or find more batteries in the past. Its made me very aware of battery life and its now a habit. For the same reason I carry a full set of AA batteries preloaded into the grip carrier "just in case".


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Mar 12, 2013 20:07 |  #12

Lowner wrote in post #15705500 (external link)
Apart from landscapes I shoot motorsports and on a Sunday morning in a strange country have been unable to recharge or find more batteries in the past. Its made me very aware of battery life and its now a habit. For the same reason I carry a full set of AA batteries preloaded into the grip carrier "just in case".

When you shut it down with a switch, do you use less battery power the letting the camera turn itself off? It seems to me that switching it off and on constantly might use more battery power not to mention wear and tear on the switch.


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Mar 12, 2013 20:44 |  #13

hollis_f wrote in post #15701363 (external link)
I turn mine off every few days - but I turn them back on straight away. I do it just to let the automatic dust removal operate.

^^ +1


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Mar 13, 2013 00:08 as a reply to  @ MakisM1's post |  #14

I turn mine one when I start shooting for the day and turn it off when I'm done shooting for the day.
Otherwise mine is on for hours at a time. No problem at all.



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Mar 13, 2013 01:16 |  #15

Lowner wrote in post #15701581 (external link)
Unlike the others, I turn mine off if I'm not using it. Even if I want it again in maybe 5 minutes, it goes off.

+1...This is what I do also.


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