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Are RCR123A batteries safe to use with an EOS 30?

I've bought some rechargeable batteries for my Canon EOS 30, but I've noticed that their voltage when fully charged is 4.2 V, rather than the 3.5-3.7 V of a regular CR123A battery. Does anyone know if ...
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External flash power-on time/battery life without power-save function

I am looking for cheap external flash for my wildlife camera trap (Canon EOS 40D). I got cheap Metz 44 AF-1 But unfortunately- it has built in power-safe function which can not be disabled in Manual/...
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Minolta CLE intermittent fault

I got a Minolta CLE off eBay last year from a reputable trader in Japan, seemingly in great condition, but every now and then I miss a few shots because the shutter waits ~1s before action after I ...
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Will my Canon battery charger work on 220 V power?

I bought this battery charger in the US (110 V 60 Hz) for my Canon T5 Rebel. I'm now living in Sweden (220 V 50 Hz). Will my charger work on the Swedish power grid without breaking? The issue is, ...
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Wrong label on battery info section

I have canon 200D II camera and battery is LP-E17. When I plugged battery in the camera and checked the battery info section of settings, it shows DR-E18 instead of LP-E17. And no section of "...
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Canon 60D accessories fit to 6D mark 2?

I am a beginner of photography. I bought second hand canon 6D mark 2. I wonder if all those lenses and accessories of canon 60D are capable to use for 6D mark2? If those fits, I will buy those full ...
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What to use as continuous power supplier with Sony a7II?

I try to figure out how to provide my camera with enough power during video shootings and I have purchased a dummy battery with USB-C power adapter to connect it to power bank, but when I connected it ...
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How can I provide continuous power to Nikon D5100?

I would like to shoot continuously with my Nikon D5100. I just got into the hobby and all I have are batteries. Does Nikon have a product where I can plug my camera into a wall socket, so I can ...
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Canon EOS 500n shows no battery when trying to take photo with built-in flash

So, I have a Canon EOS 500n, I do not know much about photography and I didn't find this problem on the internet, so here it goes. Everything worked fine, but then, some time ago, the flash stopped ...
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Canon 5D Mark IV says battery is full, dies in 2-3 minutes, both battery chargers show battery as full

I have a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, along with 2 original Canon batteries, 2 aftermarket batteries, and 2 chargers (the original one and an aftermarket one that charges 2 batteries at the same time). For ...
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Canon Camera ELPH 180 Continuous Power

I am using a Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 and am trying to take pictures with it for several days in a row using a script. This needs continuous power so the battery will not run out of power. I could use ...
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Why won't my Powershot A450 power on?

My Canon Powershot A450 was fine but needed a battery change. Did not turn on with new batteries. Retried old, same result. Tried more new batteries, still no response. Is there a reset button? Or did ...
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I am confused with the battery life specifications of the Fujifilm X-T200 on it's official specs page

So, my question is this. The Fujifilm X-T200's specifications website https://fujifilm-x.com/en-us/products/cameras/x-t200/specifications/ mentions individual movie recording times of 4k, full HD and ...
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Why won't my Canon 400D/XTi turn on/off properly?

My camera is a Canon 400D (digital rebel XTi). It sat on a shelf for quite some time. When I insert a (newly charged) battery, the camera doesn't switch on. I get this screen: and switching the ...
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I have Nikon P500 but not able to find original Battery in Market. Is there any other way (external power/other battery) to P500?

I have Nikon P500 but not able to find original Battery in Market. Is there any other way (external power/other battery) to P500?
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Should I carry extra batteries in the field or bring a solar charging unit for a 30 day trek in Nepal?

I'm planning a 30 day trek in Nepal. Should I carry extra batteries in the field or bring a solar charging unit? Details about the trek: Upper and Lower Dolpo. Above 8000ft (2400 m) most of the time, ...
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Canon EOS 800D battery problem

I would like to know if you have some experience with following problem. When I insert my fully charged original battery in Canon EOS800D the camera does not start at all. Even the indicator for ...
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What to do with damaged batteries?

I have a damaged LP-E6 battery, looks to be just a cracked plastic shell but retiring it just to be safe. Looking for what to do with it now. Take it somewhere to be recycled? Does Canon or B&H/...
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My Canon EOS 500 Film Camera has all of a sudden stopped working

My Canon EOS 500 camera used to be my dad's for many years before he gave it to me. I've been using it for a couple of months now and it has been working fine. Last week I went to use it again but ...
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battery not loading on film on camera

I have a Praktica M60 26mm Glass Lens camera and the battery ran out and i had to change it. when putting in new batteries, it won't work. any suggestions? i can't wind the film and it says 0 (...
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Analog film camera not taking multiple pictures

I have recently purchased a Canon Sure Shot AF-7 which appears to be in excellent condition. However, when I do not have film in it the shutter, flash etc. works perfectly well but after loading the ...
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Film issue after changing battery on point and shoot

I have a Praktica M60 26mm Glass Lens camera and the battery ran out and i had to change it while i was 11 photos into the film. I changed the battery and it went back to zero. Does this mean I'm ...
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How can I extend my camera's battery life?

In my experience, my Nikon D5600 can only shoot around 600-800 Photos in one go. I know this is enough for many situations, but when I go on Vacations and Holidays I use it so much it gets low? I ...
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Sony NP-FH40 not charging well

I have Sony Handycam DCR DVD610 which works perfectly fine with the power adapter on. But if I take it out and put it on battery power, it turns off for 20 seconds and will say battery exhausted. Even ...
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Canon AE-1 Shutter stays open until I pull the battery out

I have a very nice AE-1 with everything working, but the shutter stays open for seconds. Sometimes it won't close until I pull the battery out. The shutter speed setting has no effect. Any ideas? ...
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Is it better to use the original battery for my d7200 camera or choose an third party replacement is OK? [duplicate]

I got the original nikon d7200 batteries before, but its first initial 1st charge drains very fast. I tried to used them for a couple of weeks so they have definitely run down. And up. They've gone ...
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How long would a camera battery last unused?

I discovered an old camera (canon powershot a3300 is if it helps) that i stopped using about 8-10 years ago. I lost the battery charger but found one online that i could buy. Just wanted to know if ...
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Is it okay to not use the spare battery?

I got myself an Nikon D80. I have a spare battery for it. EN-EL3e. What I am fearing is. I don't use that battery and keep it as a backup. I will probably forget about it for days and charge it only ...
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Why doesn't my 1150 mAh charger successfully charge a 1500 mAh battery?

AFAIK there should be no problem using different current batteries since it only signifies the capacity of the battery. But when I put an 1500 mAh battery in the 1150 battery charger of my Canon EOS, ...
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LX10 Battery Hack to external battery or USB port?

I just got a Lumix LX10 and the battery life is abysmal when running cellphone remote control through wifi, which I need to do because I have a physical disability. How hard would it be to rig up an ...
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Is it better, for durability, to remove card+battery or to connect to charger via USB-C?

I have a Canon camera that has USB-C port supporting both connection to computer and charging. Furthermore, the SD card and battery are removable and can be used externally. Which is a better ...
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Would a Nikon FG 20 film SLR camera take pictures without batteries?

I have a Nikon FG 20, which I brought on a trip to take pictures. I used Fujifilm Fujicolor 200 film, and I've already used all 36 shots. Recently, I found out that my camera has a battery compartment....
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Where can I buy an original Nikon battery that is certain to be genuine?

It is well known how useful it is to have a second battery for your DSLR camera. Besides it is advisable to use original brand equipment, specially when it comes to batteries. So, I'm currentley ...
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Do *ANY* NiMH batteries actually work?

My video shoots use a lot of AA & AAA batteries. I tried Li then NiMH rechargeables, to ensure I start shoots with fully charged batteries, and avoid mounds of half-spent batteries after a shoot (...
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Does the Minolta Hi Matic 7 need batteries to function?

I bought myself my first film camera, and I am wondering if Minolta Hi Matic 7 will take pictures without a battery. I wonder, because I've seen posts that say some film cameras don't really need ...
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Is it ok to use a 1500mAh battery when it calls for a 1100mAh [duplicate]

The book for the Ge x600 says 3.7v 1100mAh but all I can find is 3.7v 1500mAh. Can I use that in my GE x600 camera
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3rd party Nikon battery stopped working

recently I came across really strange issue: A non-original replacement battery (EN-EL14a) for my DSLR (Nikon D3300) I bought about year ago, suddenly stopped working. In particular, when inserted ...
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What caused flashing "ERR" after not using Nikon D3000 for several months?

I don't use my camera too often. Sometimes it can be a month or two in between use. Yesterday I decided to use my DSLR instead of my phone. When I turned it on, the battery was low and ERR was ...
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Battery on point and shoot film

Can I remove the battery on my olympus point and shoot film even if there is a film inside?
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Nikon Z6 USB charging

To charge the battery of the Z6 Nikon states in its user manual that the EH-7P AC charger is needed. However when I plug the camera into my computer (MacBook) and the camera is off, the orange LED on ...
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Can I use rechargable batteries in an external flash?

I have a Neewer NW670C flash which uses 4 AA batteries. I've been using regular alkaline ones so far because I couldn't get myself to buy rechargable ones yet. However, the flash ate their capacity in ...
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Why am I required to input the date and time on D5100 after charging the battery?

Every time I charge my battery, when I start my camera, it asks me to input the date and time.  Why? It's very annoying.
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The battery in my Nikon D3400 dies after 50 shots. What shall I do?

I just purchased my first DSLR, the D3400. It's not been more than a day and I fully charged the battery before using the camera. I took about 45-50 shots and the battery is dead again. I talked to ...
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Left my Canon digital camera alone for 2 years, can it still work?

I left my camera unused for two years, with the battery in it. I've got it currently plugged into my computer to charge, and nothing is happening. Is it likely that the camera itself isn't working or ...
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Why do batteries lose charge when ejected from the charger? [duplicate]

I use a Canon 60D with original grip and two genuine batteries. Twice now in the past couple months, after I charge the batteries until they are fully charged and go outside for a photo session, I am ...
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What is the typical DSLR battery lifespan (overall, not per charge cycle)?

I shoot a Nikon D800, but this question applies to any DSLR. (I suspect DSLRs are harder on batteries than more compact cameras, so let's stick to this camera family.) I recently had one of my ...
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How do I check the battery status with a Fujifilm S9900?

I have a Fujifilm S9900 but was wondering if there is any way to check the status of the batteries that I am using and when I need to get new ones - besides when the low battery light flickers. Does ...
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Are third party DSLR batteries significantly less reliable than the official ones? [duplicate]

The official Canon battery for my camera (LP-E17) costs around $55 while third party batteries sell for about $20. Are Canon's official batteries really worth the price or would I be okay getting an ...
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Why do mirrorless cameras have shorter battery life?

I'm thinking of trading in my Canon EOS 650D (DSLR) and buying an EOS M5 (Mirrorless). But apparently mirrorless cameras don't last very long in between recharges. This would be a problem for me ...
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Has anyone successfully restored or revived a completely discharged Profoto B2 Lithium Ion Battery?

I purchased a Profoto B2 250 Air TTL Location Kit which comes with two lithium ion batteries. Unfortunately, other than testing it when I got it, I never really needed to use the second battery as my ...
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