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Lock positon; film icon and #of exposures still appears, ist that normal?

We inherited a Canon EOS Rebel QD. It works just great...... When the camera is on LOCK, the film icon and # of exposures remaining is still appearing in the LED..... No mention in the Manual of whether this is "the norm"........ We don't want to run down the battery. Advice appreciated!

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Perfectly normal. The beauty of LCD displays is that, as long as nothing is actually changing, no power (or very minimal) is being consumed. Think of it this way: dump a pile of sugar on a table. Draw a number. It took energy to make the number, but it doesn't take any power to keep it there. Don't forget to clean up the sugar, it'll attracts ants.

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http://www.butkus.org/chinon/canon/canon_eos_rebel_ti/canon_eos_rebel_ti.htm

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