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    Hi,

    I know its dumb for me to ask this question in this forum but just to make sure that I make no mistake in taking good care of my new girlfriend, Canon 400D. My question is can I leave my battery in the camera and keep in the dry box or dry cabinet? Will it damage the camera? Do I need to remove the battery if stored for a long period of time, perhaps max 1 year or so? Thanks.

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    maybe not so dunb after all as me

    i left battery inside my cpact camera in dry cabi for 1-year and ... the rest is history...

    so i think better to separate them

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    always take out your batteries....

    same in NS, after firing always take out magazine **** and check clear! same thing!

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    pls take them out... once batteries discharge fully and is still connected in some circuit, it may over-discharge and leak... this is esp true with alkalines... nowadays the batteries come with protection against over-discharging, but don't rely on them too often... 1 yr is really long u know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by totoro17 View Post
    Hi,

    I know its dumb for me to ask this question in this forum but just to make sure that I make no mistake in taking good care of my new girlfriend, Canon 400D. My question is can I leave my battery in the camera and keep in the dry box or dry cabinet? Will it damage the camera? Do I need to remove the battery if stored for a long period of time, perhaps max 1 year or so? Thanks.

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    In the 1st place, y do u want to buy a cam n store it for a year?
    But if u insist on storing it (rather than using it), PLEASE remove all pwr sources!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexlim View Post
    In the 1st place, y do u want to buy a cam n store it for a year?
    But if u insist on storing it (rather than using it), PLEASE remove all pwr sources!
    i be going to aust to study...i havent decide whether should i bring my ex camera there...scared lost mah...
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    I use my DSLR every weekend so the battery stays inside the cam. If lets say more than a mth, remove all batts.
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    Then why would you leave your batteries inside your cam?
    If you're going to Aust, why not just bring along? If not what, buy already, put in cold storage for 3 years only for use during holidays, by that time got new stuff so you get rid of your 400 and get a new cam. A bit no point right. So bring it along!

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    bro... pls la... i might be going overseas for studies too.. i'm bringing everything along... if i'm not bringing i might as well sell it off if not the value drop like crazy... and don't u want to have nice shots of ur life there? for remembrance? since u'll be there might as well take the chance to take shots of what u won't see here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelfin View Post
    bro... pls la... i might be going overseas for studies too.. i'm bringing everything along... if i'm not bringing i might as well sell it off if not the value drop like crazy... and don't u want to have nice shots of ur life there? for remembrance? since u'll be there might as well take the chance to take shots of what u won't see here...
    agree...
    buy but never use is even more wasteful then using then kena stolen...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelfin View Post
    bro... pls la... i might be going overseas for studies too.. i'm bringing everything along... if i'm not bringing i might as well sell it off if not the value drop like crazy... and don't u want to have nice shots of ur life there? for remembrance? since u'll be there might as well take the chance to take shots of what u won't see here...
    Definitely.

    Aust is also a very photogenic place with lots of opportunities. If Singapore so small land area can see nice photos, what about Aust? Or anywhere else. In fact, what am I talking about. You can shoot anytime, anywhere, if you want to.

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    Storing a cam for 1 year!!!
    Sorry just cant believe it!!!
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    blasphemy!!

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    sell it if u dont bring , 4get about batt problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    Definitely.

    Aust is also a very photogenic place with lots of opportunities. If Singapore so small land area can see nice photos, what about Aust? Or anywhere else. In fact, what am I talking about. You can shoot anytime, anywhere, if you want to.
    I do agree. my friends who own DSLR Camera have asked me that if I do not want to bring the camera there, ask me dont buy first and Wait till I save up all the money about $3000 then buy it....coz currently I have no money to buy dry cabinet, Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro, Canon 430EX and Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC.

    But its all my fault....cannot resist the temptation in the IT SHOW
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    Quote Originally Posted by totoro17 View Post
    i be going to aust to study...i havent decide whether should i bring my ex camera there...scared lost mah...
    Get house and contents insurance over there. If it gets stolen, they'll replace it with a new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetrode View Post
    Get house and contents insurance over there. If it gets stolen, they'll replace it with a new one.
    any idea whats the cheapest and reliable insurance there?
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    It's only a $1.7k thingy no need insurance la.
    After 6mths when Canon comes out with 20mpix cams, it'll be worthless. After 1 yr, it'll be a dino. So, use it la.
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    For body, leave the batt there.

    For flash, must remove.

    But if you are leaving it around, perhaps safer to remove the batt.

    Anyway its really a dumb idea to keep it untouched a year.

    Come back a year later, you will find a newer model and that ur 400D selling for half of what you bought here 2nd hand

    And please.. 400D alr one of the cheapest DSLR, bring it along with you and work it.

    Its an irony 400D users protect their cam like anything, while the 1D/1Ds i saw all look war torn..

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    Quote Originally Posted by borisi View Post
    It's only a $1.7k thingy no need insurance la.
    After 6mths when Canon comes out with 20mpix cams, it'll be worthless. After 1 yr, it'll be a dino. So, use it la.
    wow....u must be rich siah...say only $1.7k
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