Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/03/31

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Dumb Question time...
From: "J. Gilbert Plantinga" <>
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 15:10:50 -0500

My R8 has sat in the bag inadvertently left on for a couple of weeks 
without draining the batteries. Surprised me ;)


On Sunday, March 31, 2002, at 02:13  PM, Ted Grant wrote:

> David Young wrote:
>>>> Does remembering to turn the R8 "off" significantly extend battery
> life?<
> Hi David,
> Can't answer your question as turning to "the off" position as it's 
> becomes
> as automatic as putting the R8 in the case. I don't think I've put it 
> away
> for any length of time without being set to off.
> However, if the camera isn't jammed in the bag not turned off  and 
> without
> pressure on the shutter release, I don't see any reason why the 
> batteries
> should drain quicker without being activated.
> Battery use only comes into play when you squeeze down on the shutter
> release.  However, someone will undoubtly prove me wrong. ;-)
> ted
> Ted Grant Photography Limited
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