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Mar 09, 2011 17:07 |  #1

whats everyones battery like on there 1d, my 1d mk ii n seem to eat the battery and i have two brand new non offical batterys, ive been shooting in raw could this be eating it ?


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Mar 09, 2011 17:17 |  #2

I shoot both of my 1Ds bodies using both Canon and Lenmar batteries and all have been great on usage for me. I'd say a good few hundred (300-400) shots for each battery would be a good # and even then the battery still has juice. I shoot full RAW as well.


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Mar 09, 2011 17:19 |  #3

I get about 1000-1200 shots per charge on my 1D2n, shooting raw


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Mar 09, 2011 17:20 |  #4

does it go low quick then stay like that for a while for you people or what?


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Mar 09, 2011 17:23 |  #5

TheAnt wrote in post #11990088 (external link)
I get about 1000-1200 shots per charge on my 1D2n, shooting raw

That's a good #!


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Mar 09, 2011 17:25 |  #6

KING JMB wrote in post #11990099 (external link)
does it go low quick then stay like that for a while for you people or what?


When I go out on a full shoot it takes me a good 8-10 hours of shooting to get my 300-400 pictures. Most of the time I won't need to switch out batteries.


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Mar 09, 2011 18:04 |  #7

not to bad then think im about the same 300-400 just treated my self to a 50mm mk ii 1.8 as well loving it


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Mar 09, 2011 18:17 |  #8

I have no problems shooting a full day of motorsport on 2 batteries (with my 1dmk2), with servo focus on constantly, working it pretty hard.
Sorry Ive never actually looked at it as how many pics I can shoot, but I would say about 250-300 per battery.
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Mar 09, 2011 18:35 |  #9

dandan1 wrote in post #11990113 (external link)
That's a good #!

It's GREAT! I spent a week in Anaheim shooting at a music convention a couple months back and didn't charge the battery once. I even left it on all night by mistake one night.


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Mar 09, 2011 23:53 |  #10

If your batteries aren't lasting as long as you think they should on the 1DMkII, try refreshing them. I recommend running them down in the camera as close to dead as possible to save time on the refresh, because it takes longer than a regular charge.




  
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Mar 10, 2011 04:17 as a reply to  @ jayadeff's post |  #11

is it bad to always refresh them ?


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Mar 10, 2011 07:34 |  #12

KING JMB wrote in post #11993117 (external link)
is it bad to always refresh them ?

Not that its bad but it takes up quite some time. I do it once every 3 charges.


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Mar 10, 2011 07:36 |  #13

I have yet to exhaust a battery in a day of shooting with my 1D mkIIn.


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Mar 10, 2011 11:17 |  #14

It's not bad to refresh every time, it just takes longer. A refresh means the charger first drains the battery down until it's completely dead before charging it. By first running it down in the camera until it's dead, you can shorten the refresh time on the charger. It's also good practice to run down the battery in the camera as much as possible anyway. These old Fred-Flintstone technology batteries have memory issues if you keep recharging them before they're completely drained.




  
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Mar 10, 2011 11:18 |  #15

I get around 1200 shots per battery.




  
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