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Apr 23, 2009 22:10 |  #1

I am utterly amazed at this new battery. Right now I am at 41% remaining capacity with a shutter count of 1,072! I was concerned at about 60% remaining so I turned off chimping and only did moderate chimping after that. Also, no video has been taken on this battery charge either.

So what are the rest of you getting?




  
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Apr 23, 2009 22:14 |  #2

Yeah, I can get around 1k shots without really worrying about it. Pretty cool, I really like the new battery system on these cameras, so much nicer than the x0D cameras that involved a little more guesswork.


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Apr 23, 2009 22:30 |  #3

It is your collective opinion that the BG-E6 might be a bit of overkill? I have the 5D2 on order. Was considering the dual battery grip since I like it on the 5D but if this battery is going to go 1000 shots easily, then apparently little need for what I shoot.
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Apr 24, 2009 00:13 as a reply to  @ john-in-japan's post |  #4

Do you guys use video at all? What kind of battery life I'm looking at if I'm doing all recording?


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Apr 24, 2009 02:37 |  #5

I took nearly 2,000 images one day and judging by the battery meter might have made it to about 2,500 images on one charge (single battery, no grip.) I had image review turned off, and only reviewed a few images on the screen. I am pleased how well it can do.

I have only shot a few short clips of video so I don't know exactly how long the battery will last doing that. I have used live view a few times, and it really eats up the battery charge fast.


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Apr 24, 2009 03:01 |  #6

Darn, you guys amaze me. I can only get ~450 shots out of my battery. And I only chimp moderately. The current charge might actually make it into the 600s, but 2500 :o


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Apr 24, 2009 07:38 |  #7

I never have brought it to its max. I have shot over 1k and had like 65% left, that is with recording small videoclips and very little chimping...


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Apr 24, 2009 07:54 |  #8

overclock wrote in post #7792396 (external link)
I am utterly amazed at this new battery. Right now I am at 41% remaining capacity with a shutter count of 1,072! I was concerned at about 60% remaining so I turned off chimping and only did moderate chimping after that. Also, no video has been taken on this battery charge either.

So what are the rest of you getting?

What's "chimping"? My 5DmII will be here any minute now. Can't wait!


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Apr 24, 2009 08:08 |  #9

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What's "chimping"?

Basically it's reviewing your photos on the LCD.


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Apr 24, 2009 08:24 |  #10

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What's "chimping"? My 5DmII will be here any minute now. Can't wait!

...battery GRIP. I use the grip a lot, balances and steadies the whole use of the camera and lenses, attachment of the hand strap, etc.. Ok, extra weight, but I've been using one for years and don't think about it. Taken it off a few times and it just didn't feel right, felt like too little to hold on to. YMMV :D

Chimping, there are whole video clips on it. Google ChimpPt1.mov and ChimpPt2.mov


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Apr 24, 2009 17:51 as a reply to  @ John_T's post |  #11

I find myself using Live View constantly on the tripod, back to my days viewing a groundglass with 4x5 and medium format...except this is better. Because I've got Live View on nearly throughout the session, the extra battery power is useful.


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Apr 24, 2009 19:51 |  #12

Using IS extensively eats up some life, and chimping eats up more.

I haven't taken it to the limit, but I shot around 375 images at an event last week, and still had 65% battery power left. This included about 1/3 of those shots using an IS lens.

I think it'll go over 1000 in normal use.


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Apr 24, 2009 20:13 |  #13

rikaro wrote in post #7793229 (external link)
Do you guys use video at all? What kind of battery life I'm looking at if I'm doing all recording?

I've shot video all night and filled up a 16gb card with just vids at full res and still had a little under 20% battery left over


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Apr 24, 2009 20:24 |  #14

john-in-japan wrote in post #7792535 (external link)
It is your collective opinion that the BG-E6 might be a bit of overkill? I have the 5D2 on order. Was considering the dual battery grip since I like it on the 5D but if this battery is going to go 1000 shots easily, then apparently little need for what I shoot.
John

I'm with John_T on this one. I could care less about the extra battery in the grip, but having the vertical controls and the balance with the larger lenses is key. Of course, I don't have any lenses the size of that beast in his image! ;)


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Apr 24, 2009 22:31 |  #15

I think having the "review time" set to "off" stretches the battery life a lot. About 2 or 3times I have extensively used live view for landscape shots and the battery ran down much faster than when the screen was barely used. So I think how much time the screen is on probably accounts for the difference in how many images different people are getting, although maybe batteries vary some.

I have a new third party battery now for a spare, and shot just under 1,000 images with it last weekend at Yellowstone. I don't know how much life the battery has left since it doesn't show on the camera. After about 500 images (rough guess) I did notice the top screen showed zero for the battery life. I was trying to figure why it didn't last as long as usual, then I remembered which battery I was using and figure out it must not communicate that information with the camera body. It probably reads zero even after a fresh charge, but I didn't notice it when I first installed it and so far I haven't recharged it for the second time.


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