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06-28-2010, 05:52 PM   #1
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P3n: will leaving it on kill the battery?

I recently got a P3n and while I'm still getting used to it, I generally like it.

A couple of times I pulled it out of my bag and started to shoot without remembering to turn the darn thing on.

Since the meter turns itself off after a few seconds of inactivity, is there any downside to leaving it switched on all the time?

06-29-2010, 05:06 AM   #2
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Apart from risking that the shutter will fire, nope

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06-29-2010, 06:39 AM   #3
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Will it kill the batteries? Nope. But, the batteries might "kill" your camera if they got corroded.
06-29-2010, 04:50 PM   #4
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Even if there's zero drain (and I'm not certain there is) I suggest you shut it off.
Otherwise anything inside your camera bag that happens to brush against the
soft-touch shutter release will activate the meter and possibly expose a frame.
Once you become familiar with this model the switch is really not a problem.


07-01-2010, 04:18 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies, everyone.

I have a spare set of batteries in my bag because I just know that I will be forgetting to turn it off regularly.

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