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    Default Remove lense while camera is still on

    I wondered whats the impact of removing the lense without shutting off the camera?
    Sorry for the noob question.

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    Default Re: Remove lense while camera is still on

    Quote Originally Posted by Akira Fudou View Post
    I wondered whats the impact of removing the lense without shutting off the camera?
    Sorry for the noob question.
    Hello, I have no problems doing lens switch while the body is still turned on. Have been doing that for a long time. Only yesterday when I glanced through Scott Kelby's Volume 3 book then he mentioned something on this topic. He claimed that some purist would not do that. But the author himself has no problem with it.

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    Default Re: Remove lense while camera is still on

    No issues with it

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    Default Re: Remove lense while camera is still on

    Thanks for the reply man.

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    Default Re: Remove lense while camera is still on

    i don't see any problem with that, i do that sometimes too.

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    Default Re: Remove lense while camera is still on

    try not to do it often thou.
    correct way to change lens should include turning off the power.
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    Default Re: Remove lense while camera is still on

    Quote Originally Posted by Akira Fudou View Post
    I wondered whats the impact of removing the lense without shutting off the camera?
    Sorry for the noob question.
    May attract dust as the sensor is still active.
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    one of my first few questions when i first started out.
    don worry, nothing will happen, only that the sensor will attract more dust as it is still active. but if you make a quick lens change, dust shouldn't be a problem.
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    Default Re: Remove lense while camera is still on

    I've no probs either, though leaving it on creates more static.
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    Default Re: Remove lense while camera is still on

    There might be some static present that will attract dust. So I will turn it off, besides turning off the camera is very easy and fast.
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    Default Re: Remove lense while camera is still on

    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    May attract dust as the sensor is still active.
    yes, i think this is the main problem people are afraid of,

    and when you change lens, even if the body is turned off,

    you should still try to make it fast,

    in order to prevent dust from entering the body.
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    Default Re: Remove lense while camera is still on

    I don't think that there will be any issue when doing this..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akira Fudou View Post
    I wondered whats the impact of removing the lense without shutting off the camera?
    Sorry for the noob question.
    zero problems

    just that because the sensor is on, you might be getting more dust more often

    when the sensor is on, dust particles will be attracted to the charged sensor. if you switch it off before letting dust in, you might at least reduce the chances of it happening. still, not very much a problem. sometimes i forget too.

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    Default Re: Remove lense while camera is still on

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    zero problems

    just that because the sensor is on, you might be getting more dust more often

    when the sensor is on, dust particles will be attracted to the charged sensor. if you switch it off before letting dust in, you might at least reduce the chances of it happening. still, not very much a problem. sometimes i forget too.
    i think a blower will be able to solve the problem

    do you send in your cameras for sensor cleaning?
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    Default Re: Remove lense while camera is still on

    Quote Originally Posted by Lomographer View Post
    i think a blower will be able to solve the problem

    do you send in your cameras for sensor cleaning?
    not really.

    welded dust is a big problem.

    i clean all my cameras myself.

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