Where do you store your battery?

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  1. Sim

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    Do you take your battery out of your camera when you're not using it, even if it's just for a day or two? I know someone who takes his battery out of his video camera every time he turns it off...

    I'm sure this has been raised here before but I didn't come across anything when I searched.
     
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    I store it in my camera.
     
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    Def stays in my camera... I would kick myself in the nuts had i missed a photo because i took the battery out.
     
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    Umm... Yeah, mine's in my camera, and the spare is in the camera bag.
     
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    for my still cameras i leave them in, but i take them out of my video camera (Sony DCRVX1000) for some reason it drains really quickly when I leave it in
     
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    Stills cameras don't appear to drain any/very much at all - when left in the camera. Infact I recall reading some photographers that left their cameras on by mistake - of course they went into powersave mode - and stayed like that for a very long time!

    In camera is the best place for them - like your memory card - both ready for the next shot!
     
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    Interesting. Thanks for the replies... Glad to hear no one's had problems with battery leaks which was really my only concern.
     
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    Mine stays in the camera too.
     
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    i usually leave it in my camera or charger.

    i left my d300 on for like 3 days once by accident and it still had 2 bars of charge left ;D
     
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    Mine is always in camera and when I take a spare with me I always keep it in a pocket, close to my skin. It keeps it warm and keeps the battery's juice in the battery... but I only do that because I'm always out when it's cold. And I live in Vancouver. It rains alot here, so my camera bag almost always has a 'rainjacket' on, and it's just too much hassle to undo everything for a battery. Keeping the spare on me is a lot more convenient.
     
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    If I know I'm not going to be using my camera for a while (> a few days) I take the battery out. This is probably unnecessary but it's a habit I picked up when I used to shoot with a Nikon N65. If I left the batteries in for an extended period, even while off, the frame indicator on the LCD would drain them. Then I'd have to fork out $12 for another pair at the store. Really annoying when I would grab the camera for some shots, only to find out the batteries are dead.
     
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    Yep, mine always stays in my camera. I've quite often left the camera on as well (sometimes for two weeks), and when I use it again, the battery is fine.
     

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