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1D mkIII Battery life?

 
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May 05, 2013 11:50 |  #1

Just wondering when I might need to begin replacing the factory batteries I bought with my camera. They are almost 5 yrs old. One seems to be losing it's charge more quickly than the other. Thanks for any advice you may care to offer.




  
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May 05, 2013 23:52 |  #2

simple answer is replace when they become too annoying to use. These batteries have a really good lifespan and replacements are readily avail.

I have one OEM battery and a third-party one, both are several years old and seem to be going well...


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May 06, 2013 09:48 |  #3

As a point of reference, I've got the original battery with mine (~5 years old). It seems to hold its charge for about 3000 shots (same day, chimping every ~20), and if it got down to half that, I'd probably replace it. Coming from a gripped 550D, I'm amazed at the battery life of the 1D3.


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