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When Putting in / Changing batteries the camera defaults back to its default setting!

Hi All,

 

It seem that every time I swap out batteries in my 5D Mark III, I am always having to reset the date, time etc....!!!!

 

Yes, besides being a little annoying.... what if I am in the middle of a photo shoot where I cannot just stop and reprogram back to the correct date.

 

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Is there a way to save the date info in my camera so that when I swap out batteries I am not having to always reset the date, and time and time zone?

 

Yes, the camera is off when I do this.

 

Thanks in advance,

Bob

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Re: When Putting in / Changing batteries the camera defaults back to its default setting!

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Re: When Putting in / Changing batteries the camera defaults back to its default setting!

Well done Peter.

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Re: When Putting in / Changing batteries the camera defaults back to its default setting!

It is most likely the 'keep alive' or 'clock battery' but on a 5D Mk III, it seems a little soon?

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Re: When Putting in / Changing batteries the camera defaults back to its default setting!

Thanks to all who contributed. I will change the battery and see what happens.

 

Thanks again,

Bob

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Re: When Putting in / Changing batteries the camera defaults back to its default setting!

It just seem like its too soon for it to fail.  I have had them last 10 years.  But I guess anything can fail.  Worht a try and very easy to do.  Hope that is it.

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