Hi all, I hope I haven't made a bad mistake, but I accidently left the power to my D700 on all night and most of the next day ( approximately 16 hours or so) before I discovered it was already on when I went to use it. I searched but haven't seen any usefull info about the risk involved if this happens. I would like for someone who actually truly know's what this may have done to my sensor. I have only shot a test shot just to be sure it still takes an image. I just wondered if it could have maybe caused some future problem or not. Thanks to all and any who give post to this thread. Thank You, Jeff
1) Oh my gosh this is serious. You've used up half the sensor life already.
2) Make certain Shooting Setting C2, Meter Time Out, is not set to infinity. Although Power Switch is On, the Meter will time out and power down internal circuits for battery charge preservation. My power switch has been on since I got my camera.
"There's no need to turn OFF the D700 except to prevent accidental operation when squashed in a camera bag. The D700 turns off by itself after a few seconds of ignoring it. The only thing the OFF position does is act as a lock against unintended operation."
yes, I can't even remember the last time I turned off any dslr. it should be fine. I left live view on for about 15 minutes once by accident. The base of the camera was HOT. Not just warm, but on the low side of hot. And it's still fine and good as new.