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The Batteries, THE HORROR!

 
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Jul 25, 2013 15:22 |  #31

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #15796864 (external link)
Life is easier in DSLR world where batteries are concerned if you stay still.
Move ahead, and you find yourself a little overwhelmed.

Time was, I had 4 cameras with two batteries between them.
20D, D60 IR conversion on the tried and true BP511, and 1D mkII and older 1D with it's behemoth NiCad. In fact, at this time, these were the only two Canon batteries that mattered.

Life was good with only two sets of batteries, but I still dreamed of a better world where we ditched the NiCad for a BP511 lithium for the new 1D MkIII and had only one battery to contend with.

Of course they did go Lithium in the 1D MkIII, and they went better with the LP-E4 which offered such amazing shot life.

....but fast forward a few years and the landscape is really sad.

I'm still in the BP511 business, I still have my IR converted D60, and the Wife now has a 30D. I still have to deal with the behemoth NiCad, since selling the MkII is a total waste. I still like my 1D-3 as a main shooter, so I'm still relying on the LP-E4.
Now, add in the 5D MkIII LP-E6 battery and you'd think it couldn't get any worse, BUT to top it all off, I have my tiny camera, a Nikon 1 V1, and it's battery is about the same size as the LP-E6 and BP511 but of course is incompatible.

Its truly silly in the latter cases, as all three batteries (LPE6, BP511 and the Nikon EN-EL15) hold within them the exact same set of little cells making the exact same 7.2V final output.

So five sets of batteries, five different chargers.
This is progress?

I can't keep up! :)


But why would someone have 4 cameras?!
I mean, I could imagine having maxumim 2!

Now for those 2 cameras you can use the same batteries, like:
BP511A for the 30D, 40D, 5D, etc...
LP-E6 for the 7D 6D, 5D2, 5D3, etc..


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Jul 25, 2013 15:55 |  #32

This is why I pass up good deals on new systems I see.

I have enough trouble charging AA batteries and the five sigma batteries I have.

CDS - you can't really blame canon and noink for having different chargers. Even FSU wouldn't be able to pull it off.


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Jul 25, 2013 16:59 as a reply to  @ DocFrankenstein's post |  #33

Are you truly upset at at the proliferation of batteries in 21st-century electronic cameras?

Well, here's a solution. Get one of these!

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It's a Polaroid Model 700, a 1955 update of the original Polaroid Model 95 instant Land camera. The camera needs no batteries for the body or for flash that fires type B flashbulbs. Even the separate light meter is a selenium cell unit that operates with no batteries. And, those who want a "full frame" camera will be delighted, because this camera was designed for film that was medium format sized.

Now, Polaroid stopped making film for this camera years ago and the flash bulbs are scarce, but that's not going to ruin anyone's fun, is it? Just think of the absolute joy you'll experience when you realize you have the only camera on your block that doesn't need batteries!



  
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Jul 25, 2013 17:22 |  #34

Well, there will at least be some pepple who will be able to take a photo after an EMP have killed all electronics.


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Jul 25, 2013 23:50 |  #35

pwm2 wrote in post #16153876 (external link)
Well, there will at least be some pepple who will be able to take a photo after an EMP have killed all electronics.

I'll have no problem doing it. I'll even have working meters.


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Jul 26, 2013 03:11 as a reply to  @ DocFrankenstein's post |  #36

Sorry. I forgot to mention that Rollieflex twin-lens reflex cameras (external link) also operate without batteries. And, unlike the Polaroid, you can still use the Rollieflexes.




  
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Jul 26, 2013 05:27 |  #37

joeblack2022 wrote in post #16153534 (external link)
I'm surprised no one's chimed in about batteries and packs for flashes and strobes yet.

:D

you can see it on my signature, then

I use 6 lithium polymer modified battery for flash connected to 3 powerpack,
2 Quantum Turbo 2x2 and 1 Propack PB-960, all with DIFFERENT CHARGER

that includes 4x LP-E10 for EOS 1100D, 2x LP-E8 for EOS 650D, 2x LP-E12 for SL1
and 3x LP-E4 for 1D mark IV

also,
adaptor ACK-E8 and ACK-E10 and I really hate when I knew SL1 are using EOS-M batteries


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Jul 26, 2013 08:25 |  #38

Batteries and chargers are a real pain. Having an Iphone4 and an Iphone5 I also need 2 different cables... Fortunately only 1 charger.


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Jul 26, 2013 08:56 |  #39

DocFrankenstein wrote in post #16154665 (external link)
I'll have no problem doing it. I'll even have working meters.

Me too. ;)
But I will not use old polaroid flash... instead, a luminous wood fire (which could be used some minutes later for sausages or pizzas) will help me to survive in this future-no digital-world :grin:

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Jul 26, 2013 09:42 |  #40

NemethR wrote in post #16153592 (external link)
But why would someone have 4 cameras?!
I mean, I could imagine having maxumim 2!

I could live with three,.
A lot of my wildlife shooting is better off (I won't go so far as to say requires) with two bodies, a long prime and a long zoom, ready to go at once. Likewise for performance work, a wide zoom and a mid telephoto prime on two bodies. I honestly would be hamstrung trying to these seriously with one body. And no I can't afford two 5D3 to have a matching pair.

These two of course would not include the IR camera which I really like to have. It's a whole 'nother sort of shooting that lets me just be creative and relaxed, and not worrying about timing and catching the split second pose.

And why wouldn't someone with 3 DSLRs want a small portable compact?

Now we are up to four, without any back up or redundancy.

No I'm not expecting them all to have the same battery, just pointing out the dangers of diversification!
If I had the budget to eliminate this concern, I would. But for me, the 2nd body has always been my previous 1st body, and leapfrog... it's far more affordable that way.

And in truth, now that I have the 5D3, I doubt I will ever shoot the 1DII again. I am holding on to it only to pass it on to my daughter or some one elses that might be interested. It used to be that "2nd body" alongside the 1DIII, now it's the 5D3 and 1D3.
Two Canon, with similar specs and cost and professional build, alas with different batteries! :)


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