Why you want your batteries out when the camera is not in use


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I thought I'd share this one with the EL* owners out there.

Everyone, well, almost everyone, knows that you should take your batteries out of the camera when it is not in use for a longer
period of time.

Most of you have probably never seen what can happen if you forget
to do so. Below is a picture of an 553ELX that suffered from a bad
case of leakage.

Literally millimeters of aluminium have been 'eaten away' from the
cast aluminium motor compartment

I managed to get things working again, but this is not fun. So if
your EL* is in hibernation in a cupboard, make sure it will not become
the next victim.