Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Other Digital Cameras Fuji Digital Cameras 
Thread started 02 Aug 2016 (Tuesday) 09:22
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

How many Fuji NP-W126 batteries (or 3rd party) do you own?

 
AlanU
Cream of the Crop
7,248 posts
Gallery: 88 photos
Likes: 1117
Joined Feb 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
     
Aug 02, 2016 09:22 |  #1

I've adopted two 16mpx Fuji bodies as my casual events fun camera system. Without a doubt I'll be adding an X-T2 down the road.

Just last weekend I went to the Seattle Woodland park zoo. I used my Canon 5dmk2 with 16-35 f/4IS and 70-200 and Fuji X-T10 with 18-55 kit, 16mm f/1.4. This combo was absolutely versatile and incredible.

I burned through 1 Fuji OE battery and 3 3rd party batteries. #4 battery still had acceptable charge left at the end of the day when I left the zoo.

Just cant get over how many times I needed to swap out batteries. My Canon I had the same battery in all day.

Are most folks buying OE batteries? I've been using upstart batteries and they seem to be working acceptably well for an inexpensive 3rd party.


5Dmkiv |5Dmkiii | 24LmkII | 85 mkII L | | 16-35L mkII | 24-70 f/2.8L mkii| 70-200 f/2.8 ISL mkII| 600EX-RT x2 | 580 EX II x2 | Einstein's
Fuji X-T2 w/battery booster | 16mm f/1.4 | 56 f/1.2 | TT685
Sony 2 x A7iii w/ Sigma MC-11 adapter | GM16-35 f/2.8 | Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 | GM70-200 f/2.8 |Sigma Art 24 f/1.4 | Sigma ART 105 f/1.4 | Godox V860iiS & V1S

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Lumens
Senior Member
443 posts
Likes: 75
Joined Dec 2013
Location: Mesa, AZ
     
Aug 02, 2016 14:04 |  #2

I thought the comments about poor battery life on a Fuji was just whining at first. I go all day with my XT-1 and never have any problems with usually only 1/2 to 2/3 used at the end of the day and that involves a hundred images or so. Then I participated in a workshop that included flash. I knew there was a reason I needed to carry spares. Now I know why the short battery life complaints. I did go through two batteries that day and rather quickly.

Because of the comments I had heard about I do have a total of four batteries, but usually only carry one spare that generally I don't need as I don't use flash hardly at all.


FUJI XT-2 & FUJI XT-3 ->
12mm Roki, 16 f1.4, 35 f1.4, 56 f1.2, 80 Macro
10-24, 18-55, 55-200, 100-400

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PineBomb
I have many notable flaws
Avatar
2,470 posts
Gallery: 92 photos
Likes: 1187
Joined Apr 2014
Location: Austin, Texas
     
Aug 02, 2016 14:34 |  #3

I only have three (1 Fuji + 2 wasabi), but I'm doing hardly any paid work this year. I'll soon pick up some more. To conserve, I don't do any high fps shooting, I disable the LCD, and I keep the camera powered down until I anticipate a shot. For personal use that can get me days on a single battery, but for something like a portrait shoot or doing a business interior I've probably depleted 1.5 to 2 batteries.

What I don't like about the Wasabi compared to the Fuji is how abruptly they die after that first bar on the battery indicator disappears. As soon as I lose a single bar, the battery is dead to me as it were, so I throw it in the charger.


-Matt
Website (external link) | flickr (external link) | instagram (external link) | street portrait project on instagram (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
AlanU
THREAD ­ STARTER
Cream of the Crop
7,248 posts
Gallery: 88 photos
Likes: 1117
Joined Feb 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
     
Aug 02, 2016 15:18 |  #4

I'm not really complaining. I should disable the LCD. I'm seriously finding alot of joy shooting fuji.

The Upstart battery is sold at a local store so I picked up 5 of them and 1 Tama battery. So far it works. If I find them dying faster I'll just buy OE batteries down the road. For about 12 bucks Canadian 1 Upstart battery is very cheap :)


5Dmkiv |5Dmkiii | 24LmkII | 85 mkII L | | 16-35L mkII | 24-70 f/2.8L mkii| 70-200 f/2.8 ISL mkII| 600EX-RT x2 | 580 EX II x2 | Einstein's
Fuji X-T2 w/battery booster | 16mm f/1.4 | 56 f/1.2 | TT685
Sony 2 x A7iii w/ Sigma MC-11 adapter | GM16-35 f/2.8 | Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 | GM70-200 f/2.8 |Sigma Art 24 f/1.4 | Sigma ART 105 f/1.4 | Godox V860iiS & V1S

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Two ­ Hot ­ Shoes
Goldmember
Avatar
3,198 posts
Gallery: 333 photos
Best ofs: 4
Likes: 3405
Joined Apr 2014
Location: Ireland
     
Aug 02, 2016 15:27 |  #5

I have to say that the OEM batteries are the best, in my experience. I have three of them. I also bought Wasabi batteries and found them to be mostly junk as they don't last anyway near as long. I have a few Ex-Pro ones too and they are good enough, quite close to the OEM Fuji ones. Only problem I now have is getting them shipped as the Air fright company won't fly lithium batteries at the moment.

I power down he camera once I stop shooting and have trained myself to switch them on once my hand reaches for the camera. I run them in High performance mode with eye-detect but no previews. Find I get good amount of shots that way. I time changing my batteries so I usually have one in their that will last the upcoming part of a shoot - important at weddings.

It took a bit of getting use to as I was use to having two Canon batteries in the 5D3 giving me over 3000 shots, more thanI ever needed.


Fuji: X-PRO2, X-T3. 16/1.4, 18/2, 23/1.4, 35/1.4, 56/1.2, 90/2, 16-55/2.8, 50-140/2.8.
Pelican, Ona, ThinkTank, Matthews Grip, Elinchrom

Gear & Discounts (external link)Instagram (external link)Blog (external link)
Coffee & Fujis (external link)YouTube (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
EverydayGetaway
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
10,519 posts
Gallery: 7 photos
Likes: 3601
Joined Oct 2012
Location: Bowie, MD
     
Aug 03, 2016 07:33 |  #6

AlanU wrote in post #18084780 (external link)
I'm not really complaining. I should disable the LCD. I'm seriously finding alot of joy shooting fuji.

The Upstart battery is sold at a local store so I picked up 5 of them and 1 Tama battery. So far it works. If I find them dying faster I'll just buy OE batteries down the road. For about 12 bucks Canadian 1 Upstart battery is very cheap :)

Most tests have shown that the EVF actually uses more battery than the LCD ;)

What I do is switch the camera off after I've taken the shots I want for a particular screen, then switch it on for the next one. I rarely have to swap to my second battery and have yet to need the third.


Fuji X-Pro2 // Fuji X-T1 // Fuji X-100T // XF 18mm f2 // XF 35mm f1.4 // XF 60mm f2.4 // Rokinon 12mm f2 // Rokinon 21mm f1.4 // XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 // XF 55-200mm f3.5-4.8 // Rokinon 85mm f1.4 // Zhonghi Lensturbo ii // Various adapted MF lenses
flickr (external link) // Instagram (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
TMaG82
Goldmember
Avatar
1,139 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 455
Joined Jun 2008
     
Aug 06, 2016 13:18 |  #7

With most Mirrorless cameras I travel with 4, but rarely use 2. Even when I'm vacation with the kids I'll take maybe 500 or so shots during the course of a day. I'll always power off when I'm not shooting for the next few minutes and rarely leave the camera on when not shooting.


Current Gear: Sony a6400, Sony 18-105 f/4, Sony 20mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, Sigma 56mm f/1.4
HEX Brand Ranger Clamshell Backpack, Ranger Sling

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Aus.Morgo
Senior Member
Avatar
561 posts
Gallery: 5 photos
Likes: 112
Joined Feb 2012
Location: Newcastle, Australia
     
Aug 06, 2016 22:02 |  #8

12 in total.
I have 2 originals and 10 3rd party spares.

I used to have just an X-T1 with 1 original and the 3 ebay spares then I picked up an X-Pro2 with its 1 OEM then another 7 spare Patona batteries as they seem to be well regarded and I could not get the Wasabi brand.

My main reason I have so many is not because I go through the batteries so fast, worst I have done is 4 in one day through the X-T1, but rather I'm traveling Europe end of the month and want a supply of spare batts in case I go a day or two with out charging.


Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
AlanU
THREAD ­ STARTER
Cream of the Crop
7,248 posts
Gallery: 88 photos
Likes: 1117
Joined Feb 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
     
Aug 07, 2016 04:13 |  #9

Aus.Morgo wrote in post #18088549 (external link)
12 in total.
I have 2 originals and 10 3rd party spares.

I used to have just an X-T1 with 1 original and the 3 ebay spares then I picked up an X-Pro2 with its 1 OEM then another 7 spare Patona batteries as they seem to be well regarded and I could not get the Wasabi brand.

My main reason I have so many is not because I go through the batteries so fast, worst I have done is 4 in one day through the X-T1, but rather I'm traveling Europe end of the month and want a supply of spare batts in case I go a day or two with out charging.

As I started this thread I knew I'd be needing batteries for my Fuji. Now I have 6x 3rd party (1 Tama, 5 Upstart) and 2x OE batteries. I now have some comfort in having spares kicking around.

Shooting a wedding or event I feel quite safe having just using 2 canon bodies and 2 spare batteries. I wonder how the X-T2 battery life will be using the bolt on proprietary OE fuji battery grip??

Sunday evening I'll be shooting with two canon bodies and lug my X-T10 to a huge 50th Anniversary wedding celebration. I'm gonna push the envelope in my attempts in testing the usage of my fuji for my events photography. I doubt I'd be killing many fuji batteries that event since I'll be primarily using canon. I really need the AF speed of the X-T2 to comfortably shoot "my style" in events photography.


5Dmkiv |5Dmkiii | 24LmkII | 85 mkII L | | 16-35L mkII | 24-70 f/2.8L mkii| 70-200 f/2.8 ISL mkII| 600EX-RT x2 | 580 EX II x2 | Einstein's
Fuji X-T2 w/battery booster | 16mm f/1.4 | 56 f/1.2 | TT685
Sony 2 x A7iii w/ Sigma MC-11 adapter | GM16-35 f/2.8 | Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 | GM70-200 f/2.8 |Sigma Art 24 f/1.4 | Sigma ART 105 f/1.4 | Godox V860iiS & V1S

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Aus.Morgo
Senior Member
Avatar
561 posts
Gallery: 5 photos
Likes: 112
Joined Feb 2012
Location: Newcastle, Australia
     
Aug 07, 2016 04:24 |  #10

After using my Fuji kit for a bit one of the biggest things I enjoy about getting my Canon gear out is not worrying about batteries :)

Pop a charged battery in the 1D and I'm good for all day shooting.

I still remember how surprised I was the first time when the two batts in my X-T1 with the grip went flat so quickly (in comparison to my canons) at the time I needed a moment to realize I had flat batteries as my first though was there is something wrong with the camera, lol


Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
AlanU
THREAD ­ STARTER
Cream of the Crop
7,248 posts
Gallery: 88 photos
Likes: 1117
Joined Feb 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
     
Aug 07, 2016 10:34 |  #11

Aus.Morgo wrote in post #18088719 (external link)
After using my Fuji kit for a bit one of the biggest things I enjoy about getting my Canon gear out is not worrying about batteries :)

Pop a charged battery in the 1D and I'm good for all day shooting.

I still remember how surprised I was the first time when the two batts in my X-T1 with the grip went flat so quickly (in comparison to my canons) at the time I needed a moment to realize I had flat batteries as my first though was there is something wrong with the camera, lol

Yes indeed my 1dmk3 seemed to last forever!!

Reality struck me years ago when I bought a mirrorless olympus OMD E-m5 micro 4/3 camera. Battery died so fast I thought I had to return the battery thinking it was defective. I bought a M43 GH3 and it has a similar sized battery as a xxd/5d series and that lasted an entire day of misc video and stills. The physical size of the NP-W126 is very much like the Olympus.

If I get serious into Fuji (more primary than secondary system) the X-t2's battery grip is a requirement!!!

For now I don't mind having a big pocket filled with batteries :)


5Dmkiv |5Dmkiii | 24LmkII | 85 mkII L | | 16-35L mkII | 24-70 f/2.8L mkii| 70-200 f/2.8 ISL mkII| 600EX-RT x2 | 580 EX II x2 | Einstein's
Fuji X-T2 w/battery booster | 16mm f/1.4 | 56 f/1.2 | TT685
Sony 2 x A7iii w/ Sigma MC-11 adapter | GM16-35 f/2.8 | Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 | GM70-200 f/2.8 |Sigma Art 24 f/1.4 | Sigma ART 105 f/1.4 | Godox V860iiS & V1S

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Fred ­ G. ­ Unn
Member
39 posts
Likes: 5
Joined Feb 2010
     
Aug 08, 2016 10:35 |  #12

AlanU wrote in post #18088923 (external link)
If I get serious into Fuji (more primary than secondary system) the X-t2's battery grip is a requirement!!!

I pre-ordered the grip too. Currently only own 3 Fuji batteries, but if the AF of the X-T2 is as good as advertised, I'm sure I'll be using it a lot more and will need to purchase several additional batteries.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Two ­ Hot ­ Shoes
Goldmember
Avatar
3,198 posts
Gallery: 333 photos
Best ofs: 4
Likes: 3405
Joined Apr 2014
Location: Ireland
     
Aug 08, 2016 12:15 |  #13

I spent a few hours shooting in -2Âșc ice cave over the weekend, used a little over two batteries for almost 1000 shots. Pretty good considering the temp for a small battery, I'm sure the larger canon battery would have given me 1500 and I use to bring 4 to a shoot in my bag. never needed to change them once [with the grip on the 5D3].

So when I think about it, with two batteries in a grip and one in the chamber, and two X-T2 I doubt I need to change batteries during a shoot at all, even an all day wedding.


Fuji: X-PRO2, X-T3. 16/1.4, 18/2, 23/1.4, 35/1.4, 56/1.2, 90/2, 16-55/2.8, 50-140/2.8.
Pelican, Ona, ThinkTank, Matthews Grip, Elinchrom

Gear & Discounts (external link)Instagram (external link)Blog (external link)
Coffee & Fujis (external link)YouTube (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
bobbyz
Cream of the Crop
19,424 posts
Likes: 1570
Joined Nov 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
     
Aug 18, 2016 20:50 |  #14

Initially my batteries weren't lasting long. Not sure what happened but now I can get quite a number of shots. Usually i have 3-4 spares with me but most I have used is 2 and that during baseball games when I shoot 400-500 shots. I am not complaining any more. With canon I used to carry 2 min. Now 4 not a big deal IMHO. Camera is much smaller/lighter.


5dmk3, 35L, 85L II, 300mm f2.8 IS I, 400mm f5.6
Fuji XT-1, 14mm f2.8, 23mm f1.4, 35mm f1.4, 56mm f1.2, 90mm f2, 50-140mm f2.8

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MGiddings ­ Photography
Senior Member
Avatar
964 posts
Likes: 9
Joined Mar 2010
Location: Norwich, Norfolk, UK
     
Aug 19, 2016 06:17 |  #15

I take with me 7 batteries for an all day wedding. Two Fuji ones and five Hahnel. The Hahnel ones last just as long at the genuine Fuji ones. I get about 450 to 500+ shots per battery.


http://www.mgiddings.c​om (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

7,629 views & 1 like for this thread
How many Fuji NP-W126 batteries (or 3rd party) do you own?
FORUMS Other Digital Cameras Fuji Digital Cameras 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Smoky Moments
2047 guests, 287 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.