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29th of January 2004 (Thu), 08:29
I'm going on a trip to Upstate NY next weekend and was wondering how long I can expect my G3 battery to last in the cold weather.
It's probably going to be about 5 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and drop below zero at night. I’ll be outside most of the time with my G3.
On a warm day I can get 250 or so pics on a single battery using the LCD, etc.
29th of January 2004 (Thu), 11:22
Well, I can tell you that my original BP-11 battery operates at about 3/4 at very cold temperatures as opposed to the normal temperatures. Last time I was out shooting astrophotography images, a single battery lasted about 1 to 1.25 hours. I shot an entire 256mb card in LS JPG (about 120 images) before I got the low battery warning. Oh, and it was at or close to 0 deg F.
Get a couple spares.
29th of January 2004 (Thu), 14:01
Keep it warm, snuggled up against your body, and take it out when you need it
That should help keep the battery life a bit longer.
Bring extra batteries, and keep them in the inside of your jacket :-)
29th of January 2004 (Thu), 15:06
Looks like I need to pick up a few extra batteries.
Anyone have any recommendations on where to buy replacement G3 batteries?
I found this site that has them for $11 but not sure if it's a rip off or not:
29th of January 2004 (Thu), 15:09
That is a good price. If you end up buying there let us know. I could use
another battery too.
29th of January 2004 (Thu), 16:45
I was wondering if it's a better idea to have 2 batteries instead of one from battery's life point of view. I heard someone say that the battery life is determined by number of times it goes through charging cycle and not by overall usage. If that's true, then I think it makes sense to have two of them so that I can use one all the way till I get low battery signal, thereby reducing the number of of times I would recharge it. If I have just one battery, then it's risky to wait till low battery sign and so I will probably use it less before recharging it. What do you guys say?
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