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2nd of January 2002 (Wed), 11:21
I have a new D30 with extra battery grip and an IBM 1G/B microdrive. Can anyone out there tell me the number of shots using RAW that I can expect to get on a single charge of the batteries. I won't be using the built-in flash. I know there are all sorts of other vaviables like which lenses are being used and use of the preview window, so I'm looking for ball park figures based on people experiences.
2nd of January 2002 (Wed), 17:47
I got about 280 shots, no flash, 2 second review, normal brightness, raw mode, but it was a very cold day, bout 24 degrees.
This is with the camera on constantly about 5 hours, and just the single batterie (not the dual batt grip).
On a warm day you could prob do better.
3rd of January 2002 (Thu), 08:12
I've yet to run the battery down on mine. I've done 2 weddings with it and never had the battery get low. I am using the grip with 2 batteries. I've shot several events in the same day and never had it run low. I've done at least 500 shots on it in a day without running the battery down. I use 8 second review.
Batteries are not a problem with this camera (at least for me).
3rd of January 2002 (Thu), 11:52
Given a full charge on both of the batteries and not overly curious friends, I am will generally able to shoot for an entire day.
I have come close to going bingo on the batteries after a 16 hr day and a lot of people wanting to "See". The batteries charge so quickly that if you can get one charging before you run out and then hot potato them it will keep you going.
If I regularly had situations where I shot two weddings, spent the day at the beach, and shot a party I would definately invest in at least ONE extra battery for the times that I depleted the pair.
Under more normal situations (for me) a day out, a studio session, or a party I have never completely lost the ability to shoot.
3rd of January 2002 (Thu), 19:18
Two batteries last me a real long time, at least a day, and sometimes a couple of weeks if i'm not shooting a lot. One extra is always on hand just in case.
I like using the review that cancels when i'm ready to shoot my next shot.
6th of January 2002 (Sun), 12:13
I too have the same configuration. I have shot in raw format for three days straight without having to charge the batteries. The first day I logged 75 images, the second 32 (or so) and the third day I posted about 102 images. I used the LCD panel sparingly and only to initially screen the first couple to make sure everything was set properly. The camera was used outside photographing lighthouses and the temperature averaged about 28 degrees, so the entire setup was good and cold. I was worried about the performance of the batteries in the cold cause Canon doesn't spec them lower the 32 degrees, but they worked fine. In fact, the batt. indicator wtill read a full charge t the end of the third day!. I hope this info helps. The camera is truly amazing. I routionely sell my images and print to 11 x 14 format with no problems what-so-ever. Good luck in your shooting....
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