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Aug 17, 2017 12:04 |  #5162

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Aug 17, 2017 15:19 |  #5163

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Aug 17, 2017 17:56 |  #5165

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Aug 17, 2017 23:15 |  #5166

I couldn't handle it anymore.....had to buy a new X-T2 battery booster grip!! Must admit this totally defeats the purpose of a small form factor setup. I'm anticipating slightly better AF performance. I've experienced a lot of times where I've assumed I had enough battery power but then "in the moment" the X-T2 dies. I do question the battery indicator on the camera sometimes even with OE battery.

According to the documentation plugging in the AC adapter to the booster pack will not charge the internal battery in the body but only charge batteries in the booster itself. Man this is quite a disappointment and seems inconvenient especially when there's contact points between the battery and booster.

Here's my X-T2 with 16mm f/1.4 and Canon 5dmk3 with Canon 35 f/2IS.

I'll see how this extra weight is advantageous for my 3 consecutive day session this weekend :)


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Aug 18, 2017 09:08 |  #5167

AlanU wrote in post #18430549 (external link)
I couldn't handle it anymore.....had to buy a new X-T2 battery booster grip!! Must admit this totally defeats the purpose of a small form factor setup. I'm anticipating slightly better AF performance. I've experienced a lot of times where I've assumed I had enough battery power but then "in the moment" the X-T2 dies. I do question the battery indicator on the camera sometimes even with OE battery.

According to the documentation plugging in the AC adapter to the booster pack will not charge the internal battery in the body but only charge batteries in the booster itself. Man this is quite a disappointment and seems inconvenient especially when there's contact points between the battery and booster.

Here's my X-T2 with 16mm f/1.4 and Canon 5dmk3 with Canon 35 f/2IS.

I'll see how this extra weight is advantageous for my 3 consecutive day session this weekend :)


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I must be doing something differently than all the people who have issues with the Fuji batteries.

I was honestly going to post yesterday that I was really surprised by how good the battery life had been with my X-Pro2. A couple of days ago we went out to a State Park here in SC and I was shooting with the X-Pro2 and XF 55-200mm. When we got there the battery in the camera was already down one bar on the indicator so I figured I'd have to change it soon. I shot there for a couple of hours, camera on almost the entire time (which is unusual for me, I usually turn it off between shots) and I was using the EVF because of the longer lens (again, unusual for me, usually I use the OVF). When I left the park I had only used one more bar of battery according to the indicator. Then yesterday I went to an Aquarium with the same battery in the camera and shot all of the aquarium using the same battery. When we left it was down to one bar so I went ahead and changed it.

This made me realize that the only Fuji I've ever had die on me before I expected it (or at all since I always change my batteries when I know their very low) was my X100T, which does so frequently... it's batteries suck.

I always have a couple of extra batteries in my bag, but I rarely ever use them. Sometimes I'll leave the same spare batteries in my bag for months at a time since my habbit is to pull the battery out of the camera when I get home from a shoot and stick it on the charger.

How do you use your camera? I'm curious how I end up saving so much battery compared to other people. I have all my cameras set to high performance mode, EVF at auto (when using it) and the screen usually turned down 1 notch for brightness unless I'm in bright light outside, then I'll crank it up a few notches. I usually shoot AF-S, and turn the camera off after I finish shooting each subject/set of shots then back on for the next.


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Aug 18, 2017 12:17 |  #5168

AlanU wrote in post #18430549 (external link)
According to the documentation plugging in the AC adapter to the booster pack will not charge the internal battery in the body but only charge batteries in the booster itself. Man this is quite a disappointment and seems inconvenient especially when there's contact points between the battery and booster.

Yes the 9v charger is for charging the batteries in the grip and will only charge those. If you want to charge the battery in the camera body without removing the grip you can use any suitable USB charger and plug it into the side of the camera - behind the left door.

Having 'boost' mode on will use all three batteries, turning it off will use the grip ones first and only when they are depleted will the battery in the body start being consumed.

Although the height of the two bodies [5D3 and X-T2 with grip] is about the same, the depth is a lot less and the width is also less, the weight will be about the same though. [Edit: Weight of 5D3 with battery is 950Kg & of X-T2 with grip, 3 batteries & cards is 887Kg. The grip is 330Kg with two OEM batteries in there.]

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Aug 18, 2017 12:49 |  #5169

For casual shooting day to day I only ever really use one battery in my X-PRO2 also, for work I bring at least 12 but that is between three cameras and allows for 14 or so hours of shooting.

I think it is another thing to get use to, something that is different in mirrorless cameras with their small batteries and large power consumption, looking at your battery level after a while in the EVF or rear screen & planning when to change. Not really pressured unless you are shooting something important like a wedding reception. I just change in the down time. I'll shoot the prep then as I get to the church pop in new batteries and shoot the ceremony and then do the couple shots etc... then change batteries again and shoot the reception. Chances of you missing any shots if you plan your day out in advance is very low.

With two batteries in the 5D3's I never even think about changing during a day. That camera is not powering two screens though & the batteries are huge compared to the little W126.

That grip is great in boost mode if you need a little kick in AF alright + 14fps..... Just the sound is awesome


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Aug 18, 2017 13:25 |  #5170

For the last wedding I shot I used 3 batteries with my XT-2 over 14 hrs. I kept a battery in my pocket to switch out and I was fine. I have accepted the battery life of mirrorless, it is what it is.

I used the booster grip for the wedding and over time it made my hand cramp a lot. With the booster grip it is not deep enough for my large hands. I sold the booster and bought the hand grip and couldn't be happier.


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Aug 18, 2017 13:59 |  #5171

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #18430834 (external link)
I must be doing something differently than all the people who have issues with the Fuji batteries.

I was honestly going to post yesterday that I was really surprised by how good the battery life had been with my X-Pro2. A couple of days ago we went out to a State Park here in SC and I was shooting with the X-Pro2 and XF 55-200mm. When we got there the battery in the camera was already down one bar on the indicator so I figured I'd have to change it soon. I shot there for a couple of hours, camera on almost the entire time (which is unusual for me, I usually turn it off between shots) and I was using the EVF because of the longer lens (again, unusual for me, usually I use the OVF). When I left the park I had only used one more bar of battery according to the indicator. Then yesterday I went to an Aquarium with the same battery in the camera and shot all of the aquarium using the same battery. When we left it was down to one bar so I went ahead and changed it.

This made me realize that the only Fuji I've ever had die on me before I expected it (or at all since I always change my batteries when I know their very low) was my X100T, which does so frequently... it's batteries suck.

I always have a couple of extra batteries in my bag, but I rarely ever use them. Sometimes I'll leave the same spare batteries in my bag for months at a time since my habbit is to pull the battery out of the camera when I get home from a shoot and stick it on the charger.

How do you use your camera? I'm curious how I end up saving so much battery compared to other people. I have all my cameras set to high performance mode, EVF at auto (when using it) and the screen usually turned down 1 notch for brightness unless I'm in bright light outside, then I'll crank it up a few notches. I usually shoot AF-S, and turn the camera off after I finish shooting each subject/set of shots then back on for the next.

I'm not sure how I use my camera's. I do not chimp that much as using mirrorless has made me almost brainless as I get the exposure very close to "ideal" since it's WYSIWYG  :p

I just shoot away and let my vision/style take over the camera. I don't think much as it's taken me years to discover my style and it's become second nature.

I'll rock this setup for a while. I may really like it or just sell the booster. I fully understand the mirrorless battery consumption.... just one of those things....


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Aug 18, 2017 14:01 |  #5172

Two Hot Shoes wrote in post #18430980 (external link)
Yes the 9v charger is for charging the batteries in the grip and will only charge those. If you want to charge the battery in the camera body without removing the grip you can use any suitable USB charger and plug it into the side of the camera - behind the left door.

Having 'boost' mode on will use all three batteries, turning it off will use the grip ones first and only when they are depleted will the battery in the body start being consumed.

Although the height of the two bodies [5D3 and X-T2 with grip] is about the same, the depth is a lot less and the width is also less, the weight will be about the same though. [Edit: Weight of 5D3 with battery is 950Kg & of X-T2 with grip, 3 batteries & cards is 887Kg. The grip is 330Kg with two OEM batteries in there.]

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Great to know how that grip works.

I've already added some GT5000 tape on the bottom of the grip for anti scuffing :)


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Aug 18, 2017 14:58 |  #5173

AlanU wrote in post #18431041 (external link)
I'm not sure how I use my camera's. I do not chimp that much as using mirrorless has made me almost brainless as I get the exposure very close to "ideal" since it's WYSIWYG  :p

I just shoot away and let my vision/style take over the camera. I don't think much as it's taken me years to discover my style and it's become second nature.

I'll rock this setup for a while. I may really like it or just sell the booster. I fully understand the mirrorless battery consumption.... just one of those things....

How can you not be sure how you use your cameras? Your own previous statements about AF are in direct contradiction to that statement.

I'm sure you'll enjoy the grip, seems complimentary to your style.


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Aug 18, 2017 16:19 |  #5174

lately I've been using evf more than the rear screen ..so I'm just turning off the screen.. that's helped with battery levels..
I find i'm framing better when I use the evf vs. shooting with the rear screen
anyway , I think I've gotten used to battery life in the mirrorless world after spending so much time with sony.
I haven't done any testing but seems like the xt2 is a little thirstier than my a7sii.

I usually don't turn off between shots , unless I'm pretty sure theres nothing to shoot..
most times i'm wondering the city and things just come up and I want to be ready..
same when on vacations , I want to be able to raise up and be ready..
I actually make sure and wake my camera up every so often as its frustrating when theres a "moment " and I lose it because my camera was snoozing..

knowing this, the battery grip was a must have for me .. I don't always have it on though


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Aug 18, 2017 17:18 as a reply to rantercsr's post |  #5175

I find it quicker to turn on the camera and shoot than waking it up from sleep - that takes far too long.


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