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Just wondering how you guys maintain your batteries during events etc...
Do you guys always keep your DSLR's on. And Does it waste more energy turning it off and on all the time?
Probably sounds like a stupid question haha
16-12-08, 06:46 PM
Mine goes to "sleep" if I don't touch it for 3 minutes.
Modern DSLR's can get 500-1000+ shots from a battery depending on it's capacity so unless you do a lot of shooting just let it chillax for a bit.
16-12-08, 07:18 PM
and not reviewing "live view" if you have that feature also heaps, when you have those larger LCD displays
best to have 2 batteries. that way you can leave it on and have it ready to fire if something suddenly happens. but like others have said, dslr batteries can take a few hundred pics before they start blinking on the display.
if you want to cover yourself during an important shoot, invest in a battery grip !
16-12-08, 09:04 PM
Like type-x mentioned, its a good idea to invest in a battery grip. I always shoot with it on with 2 batteries in it. In a typical wedding day coverage I shoot upwards of 2700 shots with quite a bit of juice left in them :)
This is with the 40D by the way. If your lenses have IS or VR then it might deplete a little faster.
Yea battery grips are the way to go, also most canon ones have an extra magazine that will accept AA batteries, so if you manage to use up your batteries you can just raid your flash units for some AA's
17-12-08, 11:21 AM
They don't make a battery grip for my camera, grrrr!
17-12-08, 11:44 AM
40d uses fuck all battery... i can shoot 2 full days of motorsport 5000 photos on 2 batterys in the grip lol
these are ghetto 12$ special batterys of egay
Ive noticed shooting on manual not only uses less battery than full auto, but also allows you to hold more on the card.
17-12-08, 11:53 AM
^^^ dont know about battery but card wise its proably due to auto mode adjusting ISO levels... The higher the ISO the more memory each photos takes up.
Battery grip would be the solution for me!
17-12-08, 04:58 PM
I'm more worried about battery life in the flash more than camera itself. As Matt said (and I agree that the 40D is awesome) - it just uses fuk all juice!
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