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alanwk Registered since 08th Aug 2006Sat 10-Sep-11 08:47 PM
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"Do you turn the D7000 off?"


Oklahoma City, US
          

Do you turn your D7000 off or leave it on?

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rlecocq Registered since 14th Jan 2008Sat 10-Sep-11 09:46 PM
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#1. "RE: Do you turn the D7000 off?"
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Well I turn off my 7k unless I forget.... Which is about 30% of the time.

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beemerman2k Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Mar 2006Sat 10-Sep-11 10:12 PM
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Ellington, US
          

Same here. I *mean* to turn it off, but...I'm old, so that should tell you something right there.

And before you start laughing at me, at least my directional is already on long before I reach my turn

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#3. "RE: Do you turn the D7000 off?"
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It can be turned off?

What will happen to me if I turn it off?

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alanwk Registered since 08th Aug 2006Sat 10-Sep-11 11:15 PM
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#4. "RE: Do you turn the D7000 off?"
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Oklahoma City, US
          

>It can be turned off?
>
>What will happen to me if I turn it off?

Do you turn it off when changing the lens and charging the battery?

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J_Harris Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Mar 2011Sun 11-Sep-11 12:34 AM
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#6. "RE: Do you turn the D7000 off?"
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>Do you turn it off when changing the lens and charging the
>battery?
>

I must be more paranoid than the others. After reading the manual's guidance I decided there would be four situations that warrants turning it off:

1. When not using it (but keeping it on during an entire shooting session).

2. Changing lenses.

3. Changing the battery.

4. Removing Memory Card.


Addendum: Oops, forgot to include the memory card, thanks Stan.

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jamtins Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd May 2011Sun 11-Sep-11 12:13 PM
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#8. "RE: Do you turn the D7000 off?"
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Meadow Heights, AU
          

Hi there,

I must admit, when not in use, I turn the D7K off. I turn it off if I am traveling.

I do turn it off to change cards,
on changing lenses, I suspect it is about 50-50, now I think about it.
most of my shooting sessions are not long enough to change the battery. So it only gets changed between sessions, I have two batteries and change over one to be charged. Camera would be off.

I used to have D200 's which were battery hogs and used to keep cameras turned off unless shooting.

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#7. "RE: Do you turn the D7000 off?"
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Sun 11-Sep-11 04:49 PM by km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
          

Now that the question is a little more specific and answerable....yes, everytime the lens is dismounted, card changed or battery is swapped in the grip. It is an instant reflex, that occurs just before reaching for the lens release button.
Any electronics is best turned off when making connections. The data lines going to the grip jack and the lens contacts are diode clamped for protection from static but it is tempting fate to rely on that.
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#15. "RE: Do you turn the D7000 off?"
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Joanna, US
          

It should be turned off if you are using a VR type lens and still have the VR on. There must be a reason for Nikon to include an off/on switch. I always turn mine off when I'm through shooting, changing lens or cards. After all, how much trouble is it to simply turn it off/on? By so doing, certainly some battery power is saved.

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DeanAZ Moderator Expert nature photographer Nikonian since 28th Apr 2007Sat 10-Sep-11 11:45 PM
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#5. "RE: Do you turn the D7000 off?"
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Phoenix, US
          

I only turn mine off if I'm packing it away. Even then I forget to turn it off.

I used to always leave my D40 on as well but I did have problems with it turning off by itself after the unfortunate gatorade incident. The FN button was affected by the spill and would keep the camera on and cause the battery to drain.

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#9. "RE: Do you turn the D7000 off?"
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Atlanta, US
          

My camera bodies are always turned off at the completion of shooting.

My routine is to store the gear - which means removing the lens even if I am just storing it in my pack. Then I change batteries and recharge the one that was in the camera. Both of these steps require the camera to be turned off.

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#10. "RE: Do you turn the D7000 off?"
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Sylva, US
          

I think it is a good practice to always turn it off when putting it into a case. I had an N80 that I forgot to turn off and when I put it in the case it activated the shutter. When I took it out at the end of the day, it was very hot. I guess I was lucky that it did not burn it out.

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#11. "RE: Do you turn the D7000 off?"
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The other benefit of turning off and on is it causes the dust-shaker on the sensor to engage.

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mikesrc Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd May 2009Tue 13-Sep-11 02:45 PM
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#12. "RE: Do you turn the D7000 off?"
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OKLAHOMA CITY, US
          

I like to turn mine off to change lens and memory but forget most of the time I have abused this poor camera more than any I've ever owned and it just keeps on ticking.

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DeanAZ Moderator Expert nature photographer Nikonian since 28th Apr 2007Tue 13-Sep-11 11:18 PM
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#13. "RE: Do you turn the D7000 off?"
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Phoenix, US
          

Not to be really picky but I believe that the state of the power switch makes no difference when removing or replacing the memory cards. There must be some power that is always present on the card interface as it detects the change of the card even with the switch off. The green LED activates when the card is inserted or removed. The LED pattern is different when it is powered on as it reads the card. Of course, I am not suggesting that the card be removed while the LED is active! But if there is power at the card interface at all times (unless the battery were removed) there is no need for you to turn off the camera.

Also consider SD card readers in PC's and laptops, no instructions ever demand that the power be turned off to the computer to swap cards. I'm sure the interface in Nikon cameras is implemented with the necessary components to insure no damage will occur.

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#14. "RE: Do you turn the D7000 off?"
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Chicago, US
          

I think it would be best to turn it off if when done shooting for the day. The reason is to keep the camera form being accidentally activated and having the focus and exposure systems on and fully draining the battery to a point at which can not be recharged. In the sleep mode the camera draws very little power, but if the focus and exposure circuits are on the drain is significant and can draining the battery in a matter of hours. When the camera is off, the battery drains just like being out of the camera. The media card slots probably may have an axillary on switch.

Many cameras issued after the D200 have a GPS time out sitting. This came about because having a powered GPS connected to the D200 kept the camera's focus and exposure circuits on and the battery drained in less than 2 hours.

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