A&P How long does your battery last?

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  1. jdw

    jdw New Member

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    I thought the battery in the 30D was good for 600 +/- frames...
    I've got over 1200 on this charge and it hasn't started dropping..


    Charged it up before I left for labor day weekend, shot about 1000 frames. Shot atleast 200 since then...

    Granted I haven't used the flash on any of them, but still.
     
  2. JaimeZX

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    My friend and I both have 20Ds.

    I think between my wife and I we've shot around 600 frames (ours is pretty new) and it still appears to be full. My friend bought three batteries for his, just in case, but he says they've never had to go to #2 on any of their photo shoots.

    So the 20D battery lasts a long-ass time.
     
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    I usually get 500 - 600 with my D50, but when my battery starts showing not full anymore, it's not long at all until it's gone, so I'm glad I have a spare.
     
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    took 800 one day on the same battery with my 30d. had a 580ex on there so no onboard flash usage... but still damn good
     
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    maybe I should go plug it in quick....

    Hate for it to die tonight..
     
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    NiCD batteries have memory; Lithium Ion don't. (I don't know which is in our Canons though. :o )
     
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    pretty sure they're Lith-ion caues I'm pretty sure I read in the first few pages of the book that there isn't a memory issue with these batteries.
     
  8. you're right. and yes I think our canons have li batteries. My sony had one so i'm sure canon is the same. But if you don't believe me test it for yourself, go buy a new battery and tell me if it outlasts your current one. :noes:
     
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    I'm not following. :confused:
     
  10. I'm saying, I have 2 canon batteries. One came with my camera. And one I purchased online from B&H for a backup.

    old one that has been recharged often doesn't last as long as the new one that I've recharged only once.
     
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    Well, that's pretty standard. Batteries slowly lose capacity with time anyway. :dunno:
     
  12. I've only had my 30d for a few months. if I keep losing capacity at this rate my battery will be worthless by this time next year.
     
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  14. :eek3: wow that's cool, where'd you get the charger?
     
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    standard charger, they aren't li ion batteries, so they have a memory. Suppose to last 500 charges. the charger alone os $350 :noes:

    I shot 1410 at a wedding and still had life left in it.
     
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    I got about 1200-1500 shots with my D70
     
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    about 400 shots using the 430ex flash on my xt 95% of the time. transferring pics from last night right now and its giving me the low batt warning.
     
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    I was able to run through two batteries on my digital rebel (300D with battery grip) pretty quickly. I think they were older batteries.

    On my 30D the most I've ever shot in a single session is about 700 pictures with moderate LCD usage and I have not yet seen the battery bar go down. (again, using the battery grip with two batteries).
     
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    D70 single battery = 1200 shots
    D200 2 batteries = 1600 shots

    Both with image review on.
     
  20. You use image review... :hsugh:
     
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    One of the hallmarks of digital cameras. You'd be foolish not to use it.
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    It's not my problem that you don't know how to use RGB histograms :fawk:
     

  23. I just couldn't stand having the picture come up on the display after every shot. Doesn't that get distracting? :eek4:
     
  24. :wtc:
     

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