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6D Mark II Battery Drain

Just purchased 6D Mark II. Overnight the battery Drains.  I have a 6D and have usede the same batteries in it and do not have that issue.  I purchased new batteries anyhow to see if it was a battery issue in a new camera.  Still getting Battery drain overnight.  I do not see that GPS or Bluetoothe is turned on.  Any help - is there a firmware issue?

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Re: 6D Mark II Battery Drain

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Greetings,

Have you checked the battery compartment for damage or objects?

 

Perform a full reset.

 

Also reset the Custom Menus ~C1

 

Pull the card, remove your lens and cap the body.

 

Turn the camera off.

 

Put a new fully charged battery in and let it sit for 24 hrs. 

 

If its dead in the morning, you have two choices:

 

Rick option: Exchange it 

or

Other Option: Call Canon

 

Life is too short.  I promise you'll love the body once you get this resolved.  Many happy memories captured with my 6D2.

 

My brother got married 2 weeks ago. I let his wedding photographers take first crack at this kiss with their Nikons and flash arrays.  I ran up at the very end..  No flash.. ISO 12800 and 1/125 of a second. I didn't get their feet, but I got the shot.  You're going to love it. 

 

 

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~Rick
Bay Area - CA
~6D2 ~Many Lenses ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro ~EVGA RTX 2080 FTW3 Ultra ~Pixma Pro-100
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Re: 6D Mark II Battery Drain

Thank you. I am familiar and have found the clear all custom functions and clear all camera settings and have now done that. Not seeing a return to factory settings, I am assuming that is what you are referring to a full reset or is there something else I’m not seeing?

Thank you. I have had a 6D for several years now and purchased the Mark II as a second body to Mount my 85mm 1.2 USM on. I hope this works.

Ed - Las Vegas
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Greetings,

No, those are the two I was referring to.

 

I have the 85mm f1.8 for portraits.  Not as creamy as yours in the background, but also a great match for this body.  

 

Should also add.  I've run FW 1.0.3, 1.0.4 and 1.0.5 without any issues.  So any of those should be fine.  

 

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~Rick
Bay Area - CA
~6D2 ~Many Lenses ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro ~EVGA RTX 2080 FTW3 Ultra ~Pixma Pro-100
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Re: 6D Mark II Battery Drain

Great. I will update you as to the resolution. Expecting a reply from customer support. By Monday I hope.
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First off, Those photographs are wonderful!

 

Secondly - You are officially esteemed in my world!  Moments ago I turned my camera on and it was holding a full battery charge!!!

 

I've noted the FW updates.  But I have not added them.  mine has 1.0.4. on itout of the box.  Should I install 1.0.5. or wait and see if I experience the problems associated with the update?

 

Your the man... The guy at the store wanted me to give him $35 to box it up and send it to Canon.

 

Now if I can just get my Apple Mac to speed up...

 

EdV

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Very kind thanks.  I don't have the time to spent like I used to.  Still love it though.

 

I got my 6D2 shortly after release.  It shipped with 1.0.3. 

 

Changes in Version 1.0.4:
1. Corrects a phenomenon in which in rare instances, the operation buttons and some touch panel functions do not respond.

 

While I never experienced this behavior, I updated to 1.0.4 in order to avoid it.  I ran 1.0.4 for 8 months after 1.0.5 was released. No need to "fix" something which wasn't broken.

 

I wasn't overly concerned about the fixes in 1.0.5

 

1. Corrects a PTP communications vulnerability.
2. Corrects a vulnerability related to firmware update.

Firmware Version 1.0.5 incorporates the following fix:

1. Corrects a PTP communications vulnerability.
2. Corrects a vulnerability related to firmware update.

 

If you care to read about it:

 

https://asia.canon/en/support/security-advisory-ptp-communication-and-firmware-functions/notice

 

The vulnerabilities it addresses are extreme..  Knowingly connecting your camera to a compromised device or network..  etc.  Wasn't something I was overly concerned about / or a "real world" hazard for me.

 

I was at another family members wedding this July,  so I updated to 1.0.5 before I left.  It was fine.  

 

While troubleshooting:

I would suggest sticking with 1.0.4 until you are 100% sure the camera is ok.  If you don't experience any undesired behavior after a week, go a head and upgrade to 1.0.5.  

 

Now you can get out there and start enjoying great portraiture this camera offers.  Smiley Happy

 

Cheers

~Rick
Bay Area - CA
~6D2 ~Many Lenses ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro ~EVGA RTX 2080 FTW3 Ultra ~Pixma Pro-100
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Re: 6D Mark II Battery Drain

Great suggestion. Thank you again.

Additionally, I remounted my lens and will check to see if that is an issue with the battery.

Cheers to you!
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