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Feb 11, 2019 07:52:37   #
OZMON
 
should I leave the batteries in my cameras when not in use for a few weeks or should I take it out.

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Feb 11, 2019 07:58:53   #
tcthome (a regular here)
 
I leave mine in. Every couple of months I swap it out with my spare & put it in the charger wether it needs it or not.

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Feb 11, 2019 08:01:01   #
joer (a regular here)
 
OZMON wrote:
should I leave the batteries in my cameras when not in use for a few weeks or should I take it out.


The safest thing to do is take them out.

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Feb 11, 2019 08:04:37   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
I leave them in and check them every month (or two), charge as required.

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Feb 11, 2019 08:16:26   #
rmorrison1116 (a regular here)
 
It depends on how forgetful you are and what camera you have. I only remove LiOn batteries when I put a camera body in the cabinet, and of course for charging.

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Feb 11, 2019 08:41:23   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
I do. When I know I won't be using a particular camera for a month or more, I remove the batteries.

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Feb 11, 2019 08:58:24   #
OZMON
 
Thanks for all replies

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Feb 11, 2019 09:05:59   #
lamiaceae (a regular here)
 
tcthome wrote:
I leave mine in. Every couple of months I swap it out with my spare & put it in the charger wether it needs it or not.


Ditto.

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Feb 11, 2019 09:21:29   #
dsmeltz (a regular here)
 
rmorrison1116 wrote:
It depends on how forgetful you are and what camera you have. I only remove LiOn batteries when I put a camera body in the cabinet, and of course for charging.



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Feb 11, 2019 09:27:32   #
EdJ0307 (a regular here)
 
tcthome wrote:
I leave mine in. Every couple of months I swap it out with my spare & put it in the charger wether it needs it or not.
I should have done that with my second camera. Brought it out to use it but the battery in the camera was dead. Replaced it with the spare battery but it was dead, also. Drats.

However, I remove the batteries in my flash unit but they are regular AA batteries and I don't trust them not to leak.

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Feb 11, 2019 09:55:42   #
TBerwick (a regular here)
 
In terms of Nikons, the internal battery that keeps time & date, and perhaps some other stuff, charges itself of the rechargeable battery you swap in & out. It will discharge completely after some period of time but I have never seen anything on how long it will run without the primary battery in the camera. I just always leave mine in the camera and pay attention to the meters showing how much charge the camera thinks is left. I always carry multiple spares.

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Feb 11, 2019 10:26:33   #
tcthome (a regular here)
 
EdJ0307 wrote:
I should have done that with my second camera. Brought it out to use it but the battery in the camera was dead. Replaced it with the spare battery but it was dead, also. Drats.

However, I remove the batteries in my flash unit but they are regular AA batteries and I don't trust them not to leak.


on the flash or any lights that aren't going to be used for a while.

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Feb 11, 2019 10:28:42   #
TBerwick (a regular here)
 
tcthome wrote:
on the flash or any lights that aren't going to be used for a while.


For sure remove AA & AAA batteries. I've ruined a couple of pieces of equipment by forgetting the leakers.

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Feb 11, 2019 10:31:56   #
User ID (a regular here)
 
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I leave them in, in case they catch on fire
at least they are somewhat contained. In
the open air a fire would get bigger faster.

About the spares ? Just buy enuf cameras
to keep all your batteries loaded up !

YMMV.

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Feb 11, 2019 10:36:00   #
dsmeltz (a regular here)
 
User ID wrote:
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I leave them in, in case they catch on fire
at least they are somewhat contained. In
the open air a fire would get bigger faster.

About the spares ? Just buy enuf cameras
to keep all your batteries loaded up !

YMMV.

.


Finally, someone who looks at this rationally!

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