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When should one turn off their DSLR?

I spent a good hour today moseying after some azure-winged magpies. We had a nice waltz across a parkland, they rarely letting me get close enough to even contemplate a shot. As such, I spent long ...
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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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Canon DSLR USB Chargers?

I'm wondering if there are any USB chargers available for canon DSLRs. I often head out for extended periods of time without electricity with my camera gear which always makes me nervous about when ...
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How can I run a DSLR from AC power?

My wife has a Nikon D3100 that I've been using to film, but the battery typically won't last through long shoots. I've gathered from searching around that I can't charge the camera with USB, but I ...
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Can my Canon Eos camera be used with continuous power?

I have a Canon Eos 1100d camera. I am wondering if there is a method to use this camera without a battery, and connect to continuous power? I want to keep this camera open for a lot of days without ...
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Is is possible to externally power my DSLR with the original battery that is connected to the DSLR by means of wires?

I have a set of cameras mounted to a rig, in such a way that in order to remove the batteries for charging, I have to unscrew the complete camera, which is undesired. One option is a dummy battery ...
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Is there an alternative to AA cells for the Fujifilm HS20?

After getting into a choice between two super zooms, the Canon SX30IS or Fujifilm HS10 / HS20, I have chosen Fuji. However, it uses AA batteries. When on tour it's so painful if AA batteries go out or ...
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Power supply for multi-camera scanning rig

I'm setting up a portable scanning rig for 3D face capture using 36 Cannons 200D. At the moment I'm facing a power management issue. I don't want to keep charging camera's batteries and using AC ...
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Can I safely use my camera with a external power supply?

I have a Canon SX210 IS, which doesn't have the possibility to plug-in a external power source. Because of that, I want to make a connection to the pins where the battery usually is. I'm a little ...
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Are there intervalometers capable of powering off my Canon DSLR between shots for a multiple-day timelapse?

I'd like to do multi-day time lapses to show the growth of some of my plants. My question is this: how do I deal with camera power for a time lapse lasting multiple days? Naturally, the camera only ...
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Loading DSLR batteries while travelling without regular 220V power supply

I will go on an three-week camping trip around iceland. My primary power sources will be the 12V socket of the mini camper (while the engine is running) and a 62Wh power bank (loaded via the 12V ...
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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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External power supply for Canon 600ex-rt that is not a battery pack

I need to power my canon speedlite 600ex-rt. It has an external power plug for which I can find plenty of battery packs (e.g. Godox). But I just want to plug it into 240V AC supply voltage. I cant ...
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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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What do I need to use a Nikon charger in power outlets when traveling in Europe?

I have a Nikon D3100 which I am using in India. I'll be travelling to Europe (France/Switzerland/Italy, Austria) and wanted to know if the same charger can be used as it is in these countries (for ...
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How can I increase the battery life of my SLR?

Do any of the camera manufacturers manufacture a power supply that lasts longer than the normal battery? The battery in my Canon 70D limits me to approximately 4.5 hours of operation before the ...
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Do I risk damaging my camera if I use an aftermarket AC adapter?

I am looking at AC adapters for my Canon 50d. The Canon original is several times as expensive as some of the aftermarket options that I have found. Do I run any significant risk of damaging my camera ...
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How can I use my Olympus OMD E-M10 with a continuous power source?

I'm looking to shoot a time lapse with my Olympus OMD E-M10 and I was wondering it it is possible to use an external power source. Standard battery life isn't too good on this camera; it only takes ...
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How can a Gossen Sixtomat light meter work without electricity?

I owned an old Gossen Sixtomat and I am wondering if there is a battery cell or not in this device. If there is no battery I am wondering how this could work without energy. I know some materials ...
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Where can I get the power supply specs for a Yongnuo YN-14EX flash?

I recently bought this flash for my Canon 70D, a Yongnuo YN-14EX macro ring light. Since it is equipped with a connector for external power supply... ... I want to build a power supply on my own. ...
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AC to DC Adapter for Digital Camera. How many Amps or mAh should I get?

I have this Kodak C663 Camera which has a DC Input, that can take power from an AC to DC Adapter. I'm thinking of getting an AC to DC Adapter since most of my photography is done indoors, and even ...
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How to build your own External Power Supply for Canon Powershot G7?

I was reading CHDK forums and was trying to find how to build a DIY external power for my Canon powershot g7. I can't find the ACK DC20 where I live. Anybody have any guide for this?
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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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can I connect my d750 to the mains? [duplicate]

I am using my Nikon D750 to record behavioural trials in the lab. It is a real pain to have to worry about battery level and having charged spares and a charger on hand in addition to all the rest of ...
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What causes the “Flash busy” message (Canon EOS 1100D)?

Yesterday I was faced with a situation where I often saw the message "flash busy" with no chance to shoot. As I understand it, this can happen when battery power to flash is low, but I only used the ...
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What's the connector pinout and voltage to make a DIY external power supply for a Godox flash?

I want to make an external power supply for my Godox TT685N, and I have two questions: There are 3 pins on the connector (I found, that this is same conector like Canon) What is the pinout of this ...
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What external power options exist for the FujiFilm EF-X500 flash?

Is it possible to power an EF-X500 with a Quantum Turbo or the like? Or is the EF-BP1 the only external power option? If the EF-BP1 is the only external power option, is there a TTL flash option for ...
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External power for compact camera?

I would like to experiment with time lapses using compact cameras (like Coolpix S6300), as I don't want to put an extreme number of clicks on my DSLR for the moment. Are there any solutions for ...
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How can I make an AC adaptor for a Fujifilm S2980?

I bought a Fujifilm Finepix S2980. As the AC power adapter is very expensive and hard to find (I could only find a mention of it in the manual), I would like to know if it is possible to build an AC ...
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Canon T5i (lp-e8) high capacity battery grip/battery bank?

I have two Canon lp-e8 batteries that I use for my T5i but they run out of battery pretty quickly (only 1,120 mAh each) and then I'm left with nothing. I have a 15,000 mAh battery bank that I use ...