is it necessary to do so?
I don't think it is necessary unless you are not using it for a really long time...
Nikon D60 | Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 | Nikkor 18-55mm | Nikon 55-200mm VR | Nikon SB-400
i dont think its neccessary to remove the batteries, but just dont forget to put it back in when you're using!
but personally, i remove batteries from my camera and flash when im storing them..
I dun bother to remove. In fact, you should discharge the Li-ion batteries to about 50% before storing them. Prolongs their lifespan. I have mentioned this before in previous posts regards to batteries.
you need the battery to constantly charge the smaller battery in the body to retain the dates info etc...
anyway I prefer to have a full or well charge battery in the body so whenever there's a last minute shoot I just grab my bag, put in body and some lenses and GO!
if not must wait a few hours to charge
personally, i have removed camera batt from camera for weeks with no differences.... and helps to prevent any chance (however rare) that the batt may leak or discharge on its own within the camera.....i believe most electronic items advise to remove the batt if not using for prolong periods due to this reason....
Absolutely should not leave batteries in camera or flash.Don't take chances you'll never
I leave the battery in the camera but not in my flash....
Does anyone leave the AAs in the external flash when not in use or storage?
I leave the Li-ion battery in camera for few weeks and up to 3 months but removed AA batteries from flash for storing as higher risk of battery leaking. Generally if the Li-Ion battery is relatively new within a year, it should be quite safe to leave it in the camera. Otherwise very troublesome to remove and insert whenever you need to use the camera.
Good photography is not so much about what you use as the way that you use it.
Always take out non-rechargeable batteries (e.g. alkaline). If it leaks, it may damage your circuit board or corrode the contacts.
It is alright to keep your battery in you camera but NEVER IN ur FLASH!!!!
It will leak and cause your flash to disfunction..!
Happened to me once and sent it for repair and
the nikon people strongly encourage me to always take out my aa batteries when not using flash..!
A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the world and work and make mistakes.
generally that backup batt will use up its power, though at a very slow rate....so there is a chance the date/time will need to be set again after years of non-use. that is unless your camera has the seiko kinetic technology or some solar technology or something......