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Daveecopping Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2011Thu 06-Jun-13 07:53 AM
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"On/off switch"


Polegate, GB
          

Does anyone else remove the battery from their V1 to prevent it accidentally turning on?

Dave

  

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gvk Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Feb 2006Thu 06-Jun-13 12:06 PM
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#1. "RE: On/off switch"
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Mystic, US
          

No, I have never seen my V1 turn on accidentally. I have used the V1 for about 18 months, usually carrying it without a case, or sometimes stuffed into a corner of a camera bag when using my DSLRs. The power button does not seem to be prone to accidental activation, and turning on by extending the lens requires a button press and substantial rotation.

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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter MemberThu 06-Jun-13 01:50 PM
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Nope. The buttons on most of the 1 series (can't speak about the V2, no hands on yet) aren't prone to getting accidentally pressed while in storage. The "idle" life of the batteries are certainly lower than what one would be used to in DSLR terms, which is why I keep a lot of spares, compared to the full size cameras.

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SRFast Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Dec 2004Thu 06-Jun-13 08:59 PM
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New York City, US
          

Does the V1 have an "Auto Power Off" option? I have the V2 and it can accidentally powered on, but I have the auto power off set to five (5) minutes.

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kenuck Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2008Fri 07-Jun-13 03:03 PM
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#4. "RE: On/off switch"
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Burnaby, CA
          

>Does the V1 have an "Auto Power Off" option? I
>have the V2 and it can accidentally powered on, but I have the
>auto power off set to five (5) minutes.
>
>Hope this helps...JL

Good idea, the V2 is much more likely to be turned on accidentally - particularly when putting it away into the camera bag. Happened to me many times.

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nwcs Silver Member Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography Nikonian since 15th Jan 2006Mon 10-Jun-13 10:32 PM
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#5. "RE: On/off switch"
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Knoxville, US
          

Really? I would have figured the auto turn on feature from the lens is the only way it would accidentally turn on.

  

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kenuck Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2008Tue 11-Jun-13 12:12 AM
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#6. "RE: On/off switch"
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Burnaby, CA
          

>Really? I would have figured the auto turn on feature from
>the lens is the only way it would accidentally turn on.

No, there's also a rotary switch around the shutter release that I find accidentally turns the camera on sometimes when I'm putting it into the camera bag. That switch is necessary for prime lenses which can't be turned on at the lens...also useful for turning the camera off when in review mode.

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Daveecopping Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2011Sun 14-Jul-13 11:20 PM
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#7. "RE: On/off switch"
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Polegate, GB
          

This problem has self-rectified. When I had the 10-30mm zoom fitted, which was most of the time, just a touch of the lens barrel was enough to turn the camera on. Heaven only knows what I did to cure it, but it's fine now.

Thanks to everyone who responded.

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Daveecopping Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2011Sun 11-Aug-13 06:57 PM
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#8. "RE: On/off switch"
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Polegate, GB
          

An update to this problem, which re-occurred and re-occurred again. I finally sent the lens off to Nikon UK for a repair under warranty. It's worth noting that there is noticeable excessive play with the lens when fitted to the V1 which does not occur with the 30-110mm lens.

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Daveecopping Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2011Thu 15-Aug-13 01:47 PM
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#9. "RE: On/off switch"
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Polegate, GB
          

I can now report a happy ending to this small saga. Nikon has replaced the A-unit, which presumably is the metal part that attaches to the camera. There is hardly any play in the lens fitting now, it's a good, firm fit. The camera no longer switches on when I merely touch the lens barrel. I think it's safe to say that the matter is fully rectified and signed off.

Thanks to everyone who showed an interest.

Dave

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richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009Fri 16-Aug-13 07:17 AM
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#10. "RE: On/off switch"
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Dyserth, GB
          

Glad it's fixed. Just goes to show what fast service Nikon can give when it pulls its finger out. Well done Nikon.

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