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Battery life of Nikon Z 6/Z 7 for time lapse in manual mode

I am considering to purchase the Z 6 for time lapse photography and battery life is important. Is it possible to deactivate all power-consuming features of the Nikon Z 6/Z 7 bodies when taking time ...
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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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Will my Nikon DSLR's viewfinder grid drain battery life even after camera is switched off?

I own a Nikon D7200. Recently I changed Pv button to playback. Previously it was viewfinder grid. I needed the viewfinder grid so I left it on and then changed the button. When I switch off my camera, ...
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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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Samsung Digimax S700 won't work with not fully charged batteries

I am in a possession of a Samsung Digimax S 700, typically peacefully residing in the glove compartment of my car. I need the camera very occasionally (say, once a month) for everyday-type of photos ...
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Will leaving the battery in my Canon 5D Mark ii while it is off use any battery?

The question found here is similar to mine: Can I leave the batteries in my camera? Some users alluded to the answer to my question. However, I am specifically asking if any battery energy at all is ...
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Sony Alpha a6000 Charging and battery life for timelapse?

I am considering buying a Sony Alpha a6000. One of the things I like to do is time-lapse, rather long ones, often several thousand pictures long. The specs of the camera say about 300 pics per battery,...
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Canon 5D mk IV how short of a battery life is expected?

I had the 5D mk III and its battery life was incredible. I'd leave it around for a couple weeks between hikes or events and it would still have juice for yet another event. I'm talking casual events ...
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When doing a manual timelapse, is it better to leave the camera on or turn it off between shots?

My DLSR has no timelapse automation function, therefore I'm planning to set my camera on tripod and shot photos remotely. Is it better for camera health and/or battery to keep the camera on for hours ...
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What drains the battery of DSLRs the most?

I have found that the battery life of DSLRs is often denoted in terms of possible shots rather than in running time (e.g. according to snapsort, one battery life on a EOS 70D is enough for 920 shots ...
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What precautions should I take for carrying batteries/shooting in the heat?

Context So I'll be shooting out in the sun for the next few weeks. My camera was overheating in the sun a few days ago and switched bodies for safety reasons. The flash at the end of the shoot was ...
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Does using GPS drain a camera's battery significantly?

I traded up to a Nikon d5300 from d3100 recently. I find the battery life is rather short compared the d3100. Does keeping the D5300 GPS utility drain the battery quicker? Also what can I do to keep ...
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Is there really no way to power a DSLR by USB?

I made some scripts on my Raspberry Pi to automate a daily shot at a specific hour. My DSLR is plugged in through USB. I thought this would keep its battery charged, but no. Is there really no way ...
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Plugging monolight into “household” power pack

I tried to figure out the amperage or the wattage of a monolights, but couldn't find the information. I looked for the Impact and Alien Bees brands, on the manufacturer's website, and on B&H and ...
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How to test/drain camera battery?

I have a Nikon D5200 and I want to test the difference in capacity from my Nikon battery to an aftermarket one. What's the best way to drain the batteries to test them?
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Could I save power by using a camera with only grayscale detectors?

I need a camera which monitors grayscale the environment because of strict battery life requirement (one week) and because computers can only understand grayscale. I am thinking GoPro Hero 3 because ...
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How long does Canon 7D mk II last in standby?

I've heard that Canon 7D mark II eats battery quickly even with GPS off. Is it just a bug of some of the devices or a typical behaviour? How long does it last on a single (original) battery idle/...
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Internal clock reset after some time with no battery on GoPro Hero 3+ Black

I am using GoPro Hero 3+ Black and wondering if anyone experiences the same issue: After some time with no battery left (more than 1 hour but approx. less than 24 hours) the GoPro resets its internal ...
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Can low tempertures permanently decrease the life of a camera battery?

I did lots of searching on this topic, but I'm still confused. I understand because of the chemical reaction in low temperature, it discharges very quickly. But, if you take your camera to a place ...
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Battery life Nikon D5100

I've got a problem with my Nikon D5100 that I bought in 2012/2013. It's either the camera itself, the battery or the battery charger. I don't know anyone with my set of equipment and can't really ...
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What is the best way to care for batteries?

To best maintain the functioning of the standard, rechargeable Lithium ion batteries in modern cameras, should the battery be used until the camera shuts down? Some types of batteries have memory ...
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Does it drain my Sony a7 battery to have “remote trigger” activated?

Deep in the menus of my Sony a7 there is a menu item to allow remote trigger. If I don't put this in the "ON" position, remote triggers won't work. I don't use remote triggers often, just for ...
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What can I expect for battery life from my Nikon D5100?

Recently I have purchased a Nikon d5100. In every shot I use live view (using the LCD), so basically live view is on when my camera is on. How many photos can I expect to snap in single full battery ...
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Why is the battery on my Panasonic dmc tz8 draining in a few hours even though it's off?

The battery of my Panasonic dmc tz8 is empty after a few hours or 1 day without using the camera. It is off. I tried several new batteries no success. Does someone know what the possible problem is?
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Is it okay to store a battery in its (unplugged) charger?

Following the unhappy end of my Nikon D3100, I have upgraded to a new D5200, as a result of which I now have an extra EN-EL14 Li-ion battery and MH-24 battery charger. It would be nice if I could save ...
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Can I trick the Pentax K1000's meter to “turn off”?

The Pentax K1000 has a meter that is always on. The manual says the only way to keep the meter from draining the battery when not in use is to put a lens cap on it. However, the needle does not move ...