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how bad is it to switch lenses while camera is on?

 
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Jul 04, 2013 22:59 |  #46

pwm2 wrote in post #16090964 (external link)
A Canon representative isn't the same as a technically knowledgeable person.

Canon has to say that so they are not liable in the off chance some one has an issue.


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Jul 05, 2013 02:15 |  #47

mwsilver wrote in post #16092464 (external link)
Canon has to say that so they are not liable in the off chance some one has an issue.

Canon wouldn't take any liability whatever they say, because you as customer wouldn't be able to prove exactly what caused the issue.

And with the huge number of people who do switch lenses without turning off the camera and without having any issues, Canon would have an easy time to show how well that works.

Note that representatives are often "too helpful" - they make personal decisions that they think are good for the company, without checking of it really is needed or not.


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Jul 07, 2013 13:17 |  #48

I shoot concerts, and sadly don't own two bodies, I NEVER turn the camera off to change lenses. There's no point. I leave my lenses front element down in my bag and as I shoot, I don't really even put the rear caps on them once I throw them in my bag. It's just stuff that takes up extra time when you need quick changes.


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Jul 08, 2013 03:34 |  #49

msowsun wrote in post #16090211 (external link)
Yes, but that only applies if you are using the camera in Europe since Canon USA's article on the same subject just says to change lenses "quickly and efficiently". ;)

http://www.learn.usa.c​anon.com …_sensordust_art​icle.shtml (external link)

We have a more effect quality of dust over here in the UK ;-)a

Another vote for mostly never turning the camera off, although its more to do with being in a rush when i am changing lenses, as i mostly do it when out and about.


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Jul 08, 2013 05:19 as a reply to  @ dave_bass5's post |  #50

I normaly don´t switch my camera off for lens, memory card or battery changing - but 99% of my used lense have no electric communication with the camera :-)

But there are few people who have damaged their Canon EOS 5D classic with changing lenses - more exact using Phottix extension tubes.
A fuse in the camera is blown.

German forum thread about this:
http://www.dslr-forum.de/showthread.ph​p?t=1247609 (external link)

To avoid it one has to take the battery out - or use better machined extension tubes.


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