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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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How to fix Canon 5D Mark IV with a Battery Communication Error?

I have a Canon 5D Mark IV with a Battery Communication Error. On switch on, an error message appears checking that you are using a genuine Canon battery, which I am, and I also have bought a new ...
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What is the Canon LP-E6NH operating temperature range?

I recently bought a 3rd party (DSTE) replacement battery for my Canon 5d MkIII (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B092QNQF63?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details) and was alarmed to read in the info ...
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My Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is asking if the inserted battery is original or not. What are the implications of my answer?

I bought my Canon 5D Mark II used, and there were two 3rd party batteries included. Recently I got the 5D Mark IV, and I do not want to throw away all the batteries I own. The 3rd party batteries ...
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What to do when Canon PowerShot A470 shows fully charged batteries as empty?

I'm using a Canon PowerShot A470 for around 3 years. Lately afer switching the camera on, it turns off after a few seconds and a message shows up "replace batteries", even if they new and fully ...
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Canon LP-E6NH battery moisture

i recently purchased a brand new Eos R with the included LP-E6nh battery. After hours of shooting i charge my battery, when its done charging i see some liquid on the ports/terminal of the battery, ...
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I own canon powershot camera A150. It seems the AA bateries I put in it won't seem to power it, what batteries does it need?

I own a Canon Power shot A 150 camera and every time I load AA batteries now, they don't seem to power the camera anymore. I was thinking it was the batteries, but maybe they're the wrong type of ...
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Battery care and time resets?

In the past, I used to always leave one battery in my cameras. I have a set of photography and videos cameras including some Canon, Panasonic and Sony. I currently use them every few weeks, sometimes ...
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Canon EOS rebel 2000 35mm won’t turn on

I dug out this 35mm film camera from a drawer at my parents. It wouldn’t turn on so I replaced the battery but it still won’t turn on. Any advice?! I’d love to get it up and running if possible. ...
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Usefulness of a batteryless (selenium etc.) light meter

Considering the recent Why are my film photos coming out so dark, even in bright sunlight? where the problem might have been a degraded light sensor in a classic 35mm SLR or might have been the wrong ...
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My 60d won't turn on - even with a fully charged battery

The camera does not power on, even when the battery is fully charged. It is not a battery problem. I have used the battery with other cameras without any problems. The battery indicator on the top LCD ...
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Why does my camera randomly shut off and show green all over the screen?

My camera is an Olympus FE-360 digital camera from 2008. I have never had any problems with it but recently my camera will turn on and work completely fine for about a minute, but then will either ...
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I left my Camera unused for 4 years

I have Cannon 60D camera, I stopped using it for 5 years long, do you think It could be working? I’ve been charging the battery for hours but it’s not full yet, and every time I put it in, the camera ...
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Multiple cameras rejecting their own batteries

I don't use my cameras as often since 2020 and lockdowns... and sometime when I pull them out of the bag, I get surprises... (like "Please set the date"...) Yesterday both of these happened: ...
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What battery should I use in a Minolta XD-11?

I just got a XD-11 and it needs a battery. The user guide references a Eveready S-76 but I can't find info on the S-76 battery model. What is the proper battery to use in a Minolta XD-11 today?
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Is it necessary to fully drain Ni-MH batteries before recharging them?

Is it really necessary to fully drain the Ni-MH batteries before recharging them? As a rule, I always want my speedlite batteries to be fully charged. At the end of each day when I use my flashgun, I ...
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What does CHA mean on Nikon D-90?

I have a Nikon D90 camera body and today I started getting a CHA error on the display on the top of the body that shows f-stop and other settings. Looking around, ...
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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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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 are battery replacement options for the Olympus OM-1?

A friend of mine gave me a beautiful OM-1 with some lenses. The only caveat is that I don't have any batteries for it. The camera takes mercury batteries. I was wondering if there are any options to ...
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D5300 screen won't display anything other than date and time settings

Yesterday, I was taking multiple photos of a subject for a focus stack in live view in a hot room. After a bit, I couldn't change the settings for shutter speed, ISO or anything like that. Live view ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Why does my camera turn off after taking 2 to 3 shots?

My camera is acting weirdly these days... After putting fully charged batteries into it I was only able to take 2-3 shots before it turned off and showed the battery low symbol. So I took my camera to ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I turn off the LCD and EVF during timelapse on Olympus OM-D E-M1?

I want to save as much battery as possible. EVF consumes a lot of energy. Is there any way to disable both displays during timelapse shooting?
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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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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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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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Can a bad lens contact cause false battery warnings?

I had a major problem with my Nikon D80 lately, in that after taking 1-2 pictures or just leaving it on for around half a minute, it would give me a battery warning before turning itself off. This ...
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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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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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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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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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