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Which way round do the batteries go in a Metz SCA3000C flash control unit?

I have a Metz SCA3000C flash control unit; which way round do the batteries go? There is no indication on the unit and the manual is no help at all.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, I do not find a definition for ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Err 80 appears when I turn on my Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Recently when on holiday in Italy my 5DII stopped powering up. Turn the switch on and - nada. Pulling the battery and popping it back in brings the camera to life, however as soon as the camera goes ...
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Is it better to charge my camera battery before first use?

I'm waiting for my Panasonic GH3 to arrive from B&H. When it does, is it better to charge up the battery first before using?
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Battery for Nikon CoolPix L26

I have a Nikon CoolPix L26 digital camera and am using the rechargable battery that came along with it. It is a 1.2V / 2100 mAH battery (Infinite brand) Even when I fully recharge the battery and use ...
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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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Is it safe to store rechargeable lithium ion batteries and SD memory in a zip lock bag?

My camera uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery and an SD memory card. When I'm out shooting and at home, I normally keep an extra of each in a zip lock type of plastic storage bag (the card 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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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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Why is my Metz 58 AF-1 flash showing low battery when fresh batteries are being used?

I have a Metz 58 AF-1 flash. I got it new in 2010 and it has worked great. Over the last 6 months, the recycling time has gotten consistently worse and worse. Before this issue, I could usually shoot ...
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Is there a way to charge a battery while still in the camera?

I have a Canon DSLR 1000D (but don't feel limited to that) and I would like to have it charging automatically while turned off, without having to remove the battery from the body. That is while I ...
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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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Will leaving my battery charger plugged in (without battery) harm the charger?

I find it convenient to just leave the charger sitting on my desk, still plugged into the wall, so that I can just pop the battery in when I need it, but I wonder if this is bad for the charger in the ...
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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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Are there any DSLRs which can charge the battery via USB?

My beloved Nikon D40 has an issue where the battery drains ridiculously fast. New OEM batteries and changers don't help, so I think I need to replace the body. Since almost all non-DSLR cameras out ...
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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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Are there rechargeable batteries which don't discharge when idle?

This is kind of a peripheral question — not exactly about photography, but about the batteries for my camera, which uses AA batteries. I have tried every known brand (to me) of rechargeable battery,...
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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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How long should I charge a DSLR battery for the first time for best results?

I have purchased a Canon 1200D and am wondering how long I should charge the battery when it arrives. I've heard people say that we need to charge a battery for one day to prevent battery "memory". ...
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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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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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What battery do I need for a Canon EOS 500?

I got a old Canon EOS 500 (analogic) of my girlfriend, but I need to buy batteries, but do not know what the correct battery for her, found a manual on the internet and said CR123A or DL123A, but ...
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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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