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My 7D Mark II is a battery hog

 
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Nov 18, 2014 09:32 |  #16

You can use the batteries interchangeably. The 6N will work in any body that uses the 6 and vice versa.


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Nov 18, 2014 09:35 |  #17

If I recall correctly it will work, but the 7D Mark II battery has a higher capacity. So while you will probably want to use a 7D2 battery in a 7D and will get the advantage of higher battery capacity, using a 7D battery in a 7D2 will just give you less shots per charge, so kinda counter productive. But it is doable in an emergency.


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Nov 18, 2014 10:48 |  #18

2n10 wrote in post #17279270 (external link)
You can use the batteries interchangeably. The 6N will work in any body that uses the 6 and vice versa.

What about the Canon chargers? Are they interchangeable, too? i.e. will the charger for the old 6 batteries also charge the new 6N batteries?


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Nov 18, 2014 12:40 |  #19

Due to other pots on the stove, I haven't taken my new 7D MII out for an actual shoot yet, but after sitting down with the camera and going over all of the settings, I noticed that my battery dropped from 100% to 57%. I was quite surprised by this, but I also know that rechargeable Lithium batteries need to be cycled through several times before they start to show their real charge/holding power. I'm not even concerned about it right now. I need to get out and put the battery through some substantial use first.

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Nov 18, 2014 12:52 |  #20

Yes it's true this camera uses more power but the advantage's are worth it, you can use the 7d charger and battery with the 7D markII, the 200 mAh will only give a few more shots,...last just a bit longer,., I can tell you not many, true ....I can't tell in a day of shooting which one is in the camera. I know I could look but why??? I shoot until I need a fully charged battery again.


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Nov 18, 2014 12:54 |  #21

Scott M wrote in post #17279423 (external link)
What about the Canon chargers? Are they interchangeable, too? i.e. will the charger for the old 6 batteries also charge the new 6N batteries?

Yes it is the same charger if I remember right. If it has a different product number the answer is still yes as I have used the old charger on the new batteries without incident. I also am quite sure that I saw they were compatible in something from Canon.


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Nov 18, 2014 12:55 |  #22

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Due to other pots on the stove, I haven't taken my new 7D MII out for an actual shoot yet, but after sitting down with the camera and going over all of the settings, I noticed that my battery dropped from 100% to 57%. I was quite surprised by this, but I also know that rechargeable Lithium batteries need to be cycled through several times before they start to show their real charge/holding power. I'm not even concerned about it right now. I need to get out and put the battery through some substantial use first.

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Somewhat same experience. In setting up my camera, about an hour, I lost all power.
Threw in my 7D battery and finished up.

Recharged battery, used it to test camera, and recharged again, and then it seemed to be acting normally..

So it appeared to be acting as you described, after a couple charges.


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Nov 18, 2014 12:57 |  #23

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Yes it is the same charger if I remember right. If it has a different product number the answer is still yes as I have used the old charger on the new batteries without incident. I also am quite sure that I saw they were compatible in something from Canon.

I concur with John.. Used a charger that came with the 7D, and it charged fine.


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Nov 18, 2014 13:01 |  #24

Pondrader wrote in post #17279650 (external link)
Yes it's true this camera uses more power but the advantage's are worth it, you can use the 7d charger and battery with the 7D markII, the 200 mAh will only give a few more shots,...last just a bit longer,., I can tell you not many, true ....I can't tell in a day of shooting which one is in the camera. I know I could look but why??? I shoot until I need a fully charged battery again.

That's true about batteries, you should only charge when it needs to be fully charged

In other words, use till it dies, then recharge. Suppose to be not good for battery to charge unless fully used.


Read that somewhere, but cant remember where.


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Nov 18, 2014 13:13 |  #25

Scott M wrote in post #17279423 (external link)
What about the Canon chargers? Are they interchangeable, too? i.e. will the charger for the old 6 batteries also charge the new 6N batteries?

It's actually the same charger for the 7D, 70D and 7D Mk II (LC-E6E) - I've got three of the buggers now!




  
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Nov 18, 2014 13:15 |  #26

The battery is at 47% after having shot with it for a 3-4 hour football game on Saturday. I left it on all game, set the LCD to manual max brightness (game was at noon), I left the IS on my lens on by accident for the first quarter. I probably shot about 600 frames.

This was the second full charge of the battery. Went to a zoo on Friday for about 2-3 hours, didn't check the exact percentage before I put it back on the charger but on the top screen, the battery still had two notches (~50%).

So battery life is okay for me so far.


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Nov 18, 2014 15:02 |  #27

John wrote in post #17279704 (external link)
The battery is at 47% after having shot with it for a 3-4 hour football game on Saturday. I left it on all game, set the LCD to manual max brightness (game was at noon), I left the IS on my lens on by accident for the first quarter. I probably shot about 600 frames.

This was the second full charge of the battery. Went to a zoo on Friday for about 2-3 hours, didn't check the exact percentage before I put it back on the charger but on the top screen, the battery still had two notches (~50%).

So battery life is okay for me so far.

then your getting more than stated in the manual, if you shot 600 and had 47% left.


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Nov 18, 2014 15:22 |  #28

I've found Canon's estimates to be very short, especially if you are shooting in burst modes.

Yes the batteries are interchangeable and the chargers are the same model number.


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Nov 18, 2014 15:49 |  #29

I noticed my battery drained down very quickly when I was doing the initial setup. I recharged that battery and when I was ready to use it again, the grip showed up. Oddly enough, the second battery had only been charged once... the other one twice.... but when out on a shoot, both drained at the same rate and no where near as quickly as when I was setting things up.

All that to say: I don't think the battery life will be an issue for me when I'm out and about. I always have two sets of batteries with me so 4 total: I doubt I've ever exhaust both sets in one day's shooting.


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Nov 18, 2014 16:06 |  #30

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Yes it is the same charger if I remember right. If it has a different product number the answer is still yes as I have used the old charger on the new batteries without incident. I also am quite sure that I saw they were compatible in something from Canon.

Thanks, John. That is good to know. I am not upgrading to the 7D2 for quite a while, but when I do it will be nice to know I can intermix my 5D3 charger with this one as I do now between the 5D3 and 7D. And I may buy some of the higher capacity batteries for my existing bodies beforehand when the existing ones need replacing.


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