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It really depends on the model but modern cameras are very good at saving power during sleep mode. Sleep mode however on most cameras consumes some non-negligible amount of power, so if you wanted the more battery-life then turning it off is better. Even better than off is to remove the battery as some cameras, particularly Nikon DSLRs, use power even when ...


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When I am out shooting I always leave my Canon switched on, after 30 seconds or so it goes into sleep mode. I have never noticed any negative effect on battery life. Leaving it switched on means that it is ready to shoot as soon as I need it and I don't risk missing a photo opportunity. I will usually turn it off when I put the camera into my camera bag ...


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Short answer: get yourself some good, rechargable NiMh-AA with low self-discharge (see extensive list here on Wikpedia), at least two sets buy a good recharger with discharge-function and peak-detection (delta-Voltage) like the Technoline BC 9001 Longer answer: you asked for energy-solutions people use for flashes: see the linked (and recommended on ...


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Canon (and every other manufacturer) make AC adapters for their cameras. If that's an option, your problem is solved - see Can my Canon Eos camera be used with continuous power? for a bit more detail. If AC power isn't an option, are you using a grip? These contain a space for an extra battery so should double your available time.


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Yes, this charger will work. You can see from the specifications in the picture that it will accept a range of voltage from 100 to 240V. That includes Japan on the lowest side, and the US / North America at 110, and Europe at 230V. You will just need a physical plug adapter, which you can get pretty much anywhere. The countries you are visiting all have ...


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In Europe the voltage is 230v, so if your adapter operates outside the 220-240v range you have to buy some kind of adapter doing the conversion. Also, Italy, France, Switzerland and Austria all have different power outlet shapes, but there is a common plug called "Europlug" which works on all four countries ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europlug ). Get an ...


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I never turn my Canon DSLR off. I don't believe it drains any battery life after it goes to sleep, but I don't have any evidence to show you of this. If it is very very cold outside like in the winter in Minnesota where I live, I will pull out the battery and put it in my pocket to keep it warm. So I guess this is turning it off more or less.


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this: Canon ACK E10 Adapter Kit


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I looked up an SX210 manual online, and it says that there is an external power port. Look at page 156 of your user's manual; the online guide I found recommended the ACK-DC30 kit. You plug a coupler (which has the same form factor as a battery) into the battery bay, and plug the AC cord into a slot in the battery door. The ACK-DC30 is $50 on amazon; you ...


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There are plenty of types of AA batteries that could be useful depending on what you want to do: Lithium AA batteries - Last ages but they are expensive (usually more than the rechargeables each time you buy them) and single use. High power AA rechargable NiMh batteries - 2500mAh lots of power as long as you charge them before each use. Always ready AA ...


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The Bower XC-CE6 3-in-1 Individual Battery Charger for Canon LP-E6 description at amazon.com says it can charge your LP-E6 batteries via USB. I've never used one.


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Canon makes AC adapters for pretty much all of their cameras, but they can be a bit expensive. In your particular case, the Canon ACK E10 is the AC adapter for your camera. This will provide continuous power to your camera, but it is also $65. Third party options can be cheaper, but make sure you get a reputable one if you do so as to avoid damaging the ...


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From what I can see the charger has the two pin plug, so that is compatible with the europlug used in most european countries, including all the ones you listed. You might stumble on an older socket installation for example in Italy, but they have the same current so you only need a converter for those. Modern sockets are compatible with both older and ...


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Powering a Nikon SB-28 or other flash with an external not portable power supply Update: Oliver now advise that he will be using a Nikon SB-28 flash. This is an excellent older Nikon flash with a high guide number and reasonably well suited to his application. See added notes at end specific to this flash. This response applies to ANY flash that uses 4 ...


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The "flash busy" message is shown when the flash is charging and not yet ready to be used. The flash works by slowly charging a capacitor from the batteries and then discharging all that power in a very short time. If your batteries are low on power or you have low quality batteries it will take longer to charge the flash and so you'll see a lot of "flash ...


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As long as the proper voltage and current are provided, there shouldn't be any issues. The thing that may be missing however is quality. There are a number of different ways to adjust voltage and current and the cheapest adapters generally use cheaper methods of converting the power that are more prone to error or failure. More expensive adapters tend to ...


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As I understand it, the OP is asking for an external battery pack to power his Fuji HS 10 / HS 20 so that he can get extended battery life. To do this you need the following 1. AC-5VX power adapter from Fujifilm and third parties. 2. CP-04 DC coupler from Fujifilm and third parties. 3. Duracell PowerSource Mobile 100 External battery pack + DC to AC power ...


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I wouldn't recommend doing this. You have no idea whether the 4.3v marking on the camera is some engineer being conservative (in which case the camera can probably take something a bit higher... maybe), or that there's a component in there that's gonna fry as soon as anything over 4.3v hits it. Seriously, don't take chances unless you don't really care if ...


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Yes, and no. Yes, you can damage the camera if you are using a low quality power adapter that for example delivers the wrong voltage. No, you don't damage the camera just because a power adapter is not made by the same company as the camera. One thing that you should check however, is how it affects the warranty of the camera. If using a third party power ...


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You have two options. There is only one commercial product for this that I know of, from Innovatronix. I looked into this years ago as a potential continuous power source for doing bird photography off a deep cycle battery (mainly to improve recycle times, less so for longevity.) The productis the Tronix SpeedFire...honestly not sure if it's still sold. ...


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First off I really doubt buying an AC-DC adapter will be worth it. If the batteries last you for a year you can buy lots of them before you get close to the cost of an adapter. Also the adapter might limit you in your photography and can cause you to miss the shot having to rig it up. I use adapters only when doing studio work. Nevertheless if you really ...


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The official Canon power pack normally is powered from 8 AAs, but there is a capacitor charging circuit in the battery pack itself. You might have the best luck getting the official pack and then supplying power to the hookups in it since those are well known and would make use of Canon's charging circuit in the pack. Keep in mind that the external battery ...


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You could look at the voltages, or in the case of this kind of equipment look for a CE mark which confirms that a device is certified to be compatible with the appropriate EU standards. I've ringed it for ease of identification. You will still require some kind of socket adapter depending on which country you're visiting. Adapters are usually available ...


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You run a higher risk of harm to your equipment, your home or yourself. You may be lucky and get a decent quality power supply but the odds are against you if you buy a cheap unbranded supply. See crappy PSU analysis


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See notes at end re what voltage is needed and why. What country are you in. ACK DC20 supplies are available on ebay for around $US12 and some as low as about $US6. Even $12 is a very reasonable price as long as it is of adequate quality. There is a very good chance that these offerings are "after market" even though they may not say so. Short: The ...


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You can buy a third party AC power supply like this one or this one for less than $20US. They will be designed to provide both the correct voltage and amperage to your camera. 2100 mAh represents the capacity of the battery. mAh stands for milliamp hours. It means the battery is rated to supply a current of 2100 milliamps for one hour (or 21 milliamps for ...


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When I am driving around with my camera, I usually leave it switched on. I turn it off when I put it in my backpack bag but if I am using my toploader bag I usually leave it on in case I need to quickly take a photo. I find that if I don't press any buttons on my 7d it uses very little power


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I use an HS20 and find if I am going on a trip using the Lithium batteries works great the 8x 9x version cost about $8.00 to $10.00 but they have lasted me sometimes two full weeks of shooting and fairly heavy reviewing of my pictures on the LCD. A little expensive but for me worth the cost because they last so long.



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