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Apr 25, 2009 01:57 |  #16

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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.

Tell me about it...I'm at around 3500 shots on the pair of batteries in my 30D that I last recharged in October..the bar is still full!

I'm wondering when they'll go dead on me at this point...


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Apr 25, 2009 02:24 |  #17

I welcome the new battery capacity in that it facilitates using all the camera features as conveniently needed without playing scrimp and save, hoping the battery(ies) last until a suitable time to recharge them. Having to skimp on chimping, Live View, etc. diminishes the clarity over what you are doing/did and the general joy and luxury of the camera. High performance, high efficiency and a commensurate fuel tank, that's the Joy of Driving! Filling at least 2 8GB cards without thinking about letting off the gas for a tank full lets you keep your attention on your photography without the distraction of the fuel gauge.

That said, I can't remember emptying both batteries in the 5D grip before a convenient time to recharge them, or even need to drop in the spare pair I usually carry underway. Only danger with the 5D2 is forgetting all about charging the batteries. :D


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Apr 25, 2009 02:28 |  #18

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Tell me about it...I'm at around 3500 shots on the pair of batteries in my 30D that I last recharged in October..the bar is still full!

I'm wondering when they'll go dead on me at this point...

Well, the bar may say half on the 30D, but the second half drops much more quickly than the first half, so I guess when the bar says half, it ain't really half and not to be trusted...


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Apr 25, 2009 02:47 |  #19

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Well, the bar may say half on the 30D, but the second half drops much more quickly than the first half, so I guess when the bar says half, it ain't really half and not to be trusted...

I'm not even to half yet...its still completely full...its rediculous!


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Apr 25, 2009 04:22 |  #20

Temperature plays a big role. Cold days really drop battery capacity, while room temp gets you the max.


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Apr 25, 2009 04:24 |  #21

^Maybe it is self charging using your body heat?

Edit: Just joking of course.


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Apr 25, 2009 04:46 |  #22

And gimping and live view take a big hit on the battery too


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Apr 25, 2009 05:02 |  #23

Metalstrm wrote in post #7800352 (external link)
^Maybe it is self charging using your body heat?

Edit: Just joking of course.

No, it's true. On the 20D I've had batteries go empty in cold weather, popped the bat out, put it in an inside pocket for 15 minutes, popped it back in and gotten quite a few more shots. Enough to finish what I was shooting, at least.


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Apr 26, 2009 02:17 |  #24

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Temperature plays a big role. Cold days really drop battery capacity, while room temp gets you the max.

Heh that includes a few shoots, at night, with 10-30 second shutter releases, in weather that was less than 0 degrees out..

Anyways, finally ran it down to the halfway spot, 3750 or so pictures...

And i probubly could have hit 4000 but chickened out..


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Apr 26, 2009 03:01 |  #25

My parents live near Rochester, snow up to the eaves 'n such, so I know the weather you are talking about, fatal for batteries and brass monkeys.


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Apr 26, 2009 03:19 |  #26

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My parents live near Rochester, snow up to the eaves 'n such, so I know the weather you are talking about, fatal for batteries and brass monkeys.

Also bad if you forget gloves and have a tripod

Then proceed to grab the one leg on your tripod without a grip on it...

Yes, I got my hand frozen to the tripod...That was not fun


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Apr 26, 2009 05:45 |  #27

KenjiS wrote in post #7805398 (external link)
Also bad if you forget gloves and have a tripod

Then proceed to grab the one leg on your tripod without a grip on it...

Yes, I got my hand frozen to the tripod...That was not fun

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