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Jun 11, 2010 21:41 |  #1

About how many shots should I get from both fully charged batteries? I want to use it when shooting a wedding in 2 weeks but don't want to run out of power.

And does using flash during most of the wedding, will that drain them any faster?

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Jun 11, 2010 21:43 |  #2

Flash won't affect the battery life of the camera batteries, unless you're relying on the camera's pop-up flash (I hope you aren't; it's not up to a wedding). You'll get the same number of shots, more or less, you'd get from using the two batteries one at a time in the body. Ballpark number for BP511s is 500-700 each, depending on battery age.


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Jun 11, 2010 21:56 |  #3

Jon wrote in post #10346745 (external link)
Flash won't affect the battery life of the camera batteries, unless you're relying on the camera's pop-up flash (I hope you aren't; it's not up to a wedding). You'll get the same number of shots, more or less, you'd get from using the two batteries one at a time in the body. Ballpark number for BP511s is 500-700 each, depending on battery age.

Ok thanks..nope, I'll be using the 580exII..shucks at 500 shots per battery that is 1000 shots approximately..that will work big tiime.

Thank you. Now I don't have to buy 2 more and another charger to have in reserve.




  
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Jul 18, 2010 03:18 |  #4

I shot about about 540 shots at my sisters wedding and at the end of the day my battery still showd full


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Jul 18, 2010 03:37 |  #5

Don't forget you could also use the AA battery tray as back-up to the BP-511a's, then the AA's could also be used to back up your 580ex II batteries.

You'll get another 400 shots out of the AA's

You'll probably need about 2 sets of AA batteries for the flash if you expecting to take more than 500 images.


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Jul 18, 2010 09:58 |  #6

I have the XTI and 580 II also . I carry spare batteries for the 580 II anyway , so carrying the AA tray is no big deal .
I load if with fresh AA's [rechargeables] when ever I think I might use the flash . I recharge them every 2 or 3 weeks .


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