One of my really big pet peeves is when AA battery cells leak through your equipment. Earlier this week I found one had leaked through my Nikon SB-800 flash, which I was very displeased about. The acidic goop had sealed the battery compartment door shut, and it took quite a bit of cleaning and pushing to get it open.
After ditching the batteries it was quite a tedious cleanup process, and I had to sand paper the contacts down a couple times before it would work again.
Despite generally having a habit of keeping batteries out of equipment, this is probably the third or fourth time this has happened. It also happened with my SB-28 flash and my Nikon F90X that I had a while back.
It's one good thing about the manufacturer supplied lithium ion batteries, it makes these leakages a thing of the past for cameras.
|Outside North 44 restaurant - Sony NEX 5n w/ Sigma 30mm f2.8|