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Does using EVF only, keeping the screen permanently switched off, increase battery life?

I have found that when I have an electronic viewfinder, I don't use the screen. On my Powershot G5X with a rotating screen, I kept the screen permanently closed, using only the electronic viewfinder. ...
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Nikon D3200 battery drain out quickly

My Nikon 3200 battery drains out quickly. When the company says 500 to 600 photos in a complete charge, I am getting only 70 to 100 photos(without flash and manual focusing) in a full charge. Is it ...
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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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Why does my camera battery only charge to 75%?

I have a Nikon D7000 and I have a battery problem. My battery never charges more than 75%. The charger say is full, but I put in the camera and it says 75%. Why is this, and how can I fix this ...
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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 using multiple batteries (via grip) improve AF speed?

I want to say I read somewhere that, particularly with heavier lenses (such as the 70-200 F/2.8), having two batteries in the portrait grip would provide extra juice to the AF motor and help it ...
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How to identify a fake LP-E8 Canon battery

I am going to buy a Canon 650D camera. Unfortunately the reseller I want to to buy the camera from is not a certified one and chances are they might have replaced the original LP-E8 battery with a ...
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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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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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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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Can I power a Canon EOS 1200D with mains power instead of battery?

I have a Canon EOS 1200D, which uses LP-E10 batteries. I was wondering if anyone knows of a cable/adapter that can give the camera a continuous power supply from the wall, as I use it for live ...
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How many photos can a D5200 take with a fully charged battery?

Can any Nikon D5200 user tell me how many shots I can get on a D5200 with a fully charged battery?
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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 I charge a Canon SX 700 battery using a mobile powerbank?

I have a Canon sx700 hs camera. Its charger's output is 4.2V & 0.7A. Can I charge its NB-6LH battery (3.7V & 1060mAh) using a 5V/1A 10400mAh mobile powerbank? I thought to buy two such ...
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Will a charger for Canon 60D batteries work on 40D batteries?

I know that the batteries for 60D and 40D are not the same, but is the charger compatible?
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How do I tell when the battery in a Konica Pop is running out?

I bought a cheap toy camera to do lomography, the konica pop. I am trying it out now with an expired fp4 film to see what I get. I am curious though as to how I will know when the battery has run out. ...
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Powering a Nikon SB-28 or Cobra flash with an external (not portable) power supply for studio use.

I often have to use my cobra flash indoor, as a studio flash, but I always have batteries problems : not enough charged batteries, no new batteries for backup, battery charge too low after some ...
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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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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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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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How Long Does a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Digital Camera Live?

There is much discussion about battery-life in use and a standard (CIPA) for measuring it but there is not much information on how long batteries are supposed to last. How long does a rechargeable ...
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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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Can I charge the battery inside a Nikon D90 through the camera's USB port?

I have to take some pictures, and brought my camera along. But the battery is empty, and it turns I have neither a second battery nor a charger. I have a USB cable and access to a computer. If I ...
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Are third party battery grips good enough?

I have a Nikon D5200, problem is the body of the cam is very small to my hands. I want to purchase a battery grip, that i suppose will give me more space to grip properly.Nikon does not produce grips ...
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How does the "E" version of Pentax's D-LI90 battery differ from the original?

In addition to the original D-LI90 battery for Pentax K-5 (and other recent cameras), B&H is now offering the D-LI90(E) for pre-order. The specs seem identical: 1860mAh, 7.2V. The only difference ...
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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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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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How far is the heat limit from the power limit on speedlights?

Sort of questioning the premise of What to look for in a flash battery pack?: Can a speedlight work significantly faster than on its internal batteries without overheating? The reason I ask is that I'...
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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 battery can I use for an old Canon Ex EE (PX625 vs PX625A)?

I recently bought a Canon Ex EE (1967) but there isn't a battery. I read from the manual that it used PX625(1.35V) but there isn't any available now. I do not want to buy zinc-air cells. There are PX ...
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Is the damage caused by a generic battery to a Lumix DMC-FZ20 likely permanent?

I just used a generic battery from eBay for my Lumix DMC-f20 and, worked for one session. After that, I downloaded to my computer, sans adapter, and, when I came back, the battery was depleted. I ...
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What battery types are suitable for low temperatures and high altitudes?

I do some high altitude (4-4.5k metres) trekking. At night this can lead to very low temperatures (down to -20oC). My choice of battery type for my camera is lithium ion, or rechargeable lithium ion. ...
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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 there a battery grip for the Nikon D3100 which uses standard batteries?

I'm not happy that my DSLR (Nikon D3100) takes expensive, non standard batteries. What I'm surprised about is that there seem to be very few battery grips on the market that use standard battery ...
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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 there any benefit to using a battery grip in frigid weather?

Given that being out in the cold for any length of time is sure to zap a battery...is there much of a benefit to using a battery grip (and thus having two batteries in the camera)? Or would doing so ...
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When the batteries are fully discharged, the lens does not get in!

I own Sony HX 300 camera. I have two batteries. In one particular lithium battery, the camera cannot get its lens in when the batteries are fully discharged. On the other hand, the other battery has ...
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Can a cheap DX battery damage my camera?

I would like to purchase a spare battery for my new Canon EOS 550D\Rebel T2i for a trip abroad. I've found this battery on DealExtreme. It costs 6.90$ (with shippment), a small fraction from the ...
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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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Will a Pentax K-1 charge a battery in the camera? [duplicate]

If I plug in the Pentax K-1 to a wall socket using the adapter, will it charge the battery if I leave the "on/off" switch "off"? And will it still charge the battery if I leave it "on", just at a ...
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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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How are compact system (mirrorless) cameras typically charged?

I'm looking into buying what is described as a 'compact system camera' which is like a point and shoot, only a little larger. This will be my first experience with cameras of any variety, so I know ...
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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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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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Battery life of Canon 800D with 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM lens

I'm wondering if it's worth upgrading to a battery grip or not, basically with a standard canon 800D battery, how many images should I expect to take using this lens with IS turned on and how many ...
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Can i put an en-el14 in my Nikon camera instead of en-el14a?

I have a Nikon D3300, however I only have one battery and want to buy a second one. Can I use an en-el14 in it?
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What is the max voltage of an external flash battery for the YN560?

I'm looking at Tronix SpeedFire for Canon/Nikon and the specifications state that it outputs 330V dc! What's the maximum input voltage for the YN560-iv, can it handle 14V? The reason I'm asking is I ...
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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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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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