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Is there really no way automate a DSLR to shoot every 24 hours without having to pick it up, charge/replace its battery, and put in back on the same spot ? Canon and Nikon cameras can be connected to AC power by means of an adapter that fits in the battery slot. For example, Canon DSLRs that take an LB-E6 battery (like the 5D II, 6D, and 7D) can use an ACK-...


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You can run the camera directly off AC power with two pieces of gear. You need a camera-specific "dongle" that basically fakes being the battery in the battery compartment. This then connects to the other part you need, which is the AC-to-DC adapter. For the D3100, you need the Nikon EP-5A power supply connector and the Nikon EH-5b AC adapter. According ...


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It really depends on the model but modern cameras are very good at saving power during sleep mode. Sleep mode however on most cameras consumes some non-negligible amount of power, so if you wanted the more battery-life then turning it off is better. Even better than off is to remove the battery as some cameras, particularly Nikon DSLRs, use power even when ...


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When I am out shooting I always leave my Canon switched on, after 30 seconds or so it goes into sleep mode. I have never noticed any negative effect on battery life. Leaving it switched on means that it is ready to shoot as soon as I need it and I don't risk missing a photo opportunity. I will usually turn it off when I put the camera into my camera bag ...


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this: Canon ACK E10 Adapter Kit


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The Bower XC-CE6 3-in-1 Individual Battery Charger for Canon LP-E6 description at amazon.com says it can charge your LP-E6 batteries via USB. I've never used one.


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As far as I can tell, at least in my two Canon DSLRs you cannot wrap a wire around the battery contacts in the battery compartment. So you could have to implement some sort of connector, for instance by disassembling an old battery(*). You also have to make an outboard receptacle with outgoing wires on which you can insert a camera battery, assuming you ...


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In addition to what has been said, you cannot be certain that a given camera design can deal with the extra (ohmic or inductive) impedance long wires introduce. The power supply circuit could get rather confused when it experiences a larger than expected voltage drop when attempting to draw a quick current pulse, and could do things like suddenly assume a ...


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Canon (and every other manufacturer) make AC adapters for their cameras. If that's an option, your problem is solved - see Can my Canon Eos camera be used with continuous power? for a bit more detail. If AC power isn't an option, are you using a grip? These contain a space for an extra battery so should double your available time.


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I never turn my Canon DSLR off. I don't believe it drains any battery life after it goes to sleep, but I don't have any evidence to show you of this. If it is very very cold outside like in the winter in Minnesota where I live, I will pull out the battery and put it in my pocket to keep it warm. So I guess this is turning it off more or less.


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Yes, this charger will work. You can see from the specifications in the picture that it will accept a range of voltage from 100 to 240V. That includes Japan on the lowest side, and the US / North America at 110, and Europe at 230V. You will just need a physical plug adapter, which you can get pretty much anywhere. The countries you are visiting all have ...


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In Europe the voltage is 230v, so if your adapter operates outside the 220-240v range you have to buy some kind of adapter doing the conversion. Also, Italy, France, Switzerland and Austria all have different power outlet shapes, but there is a common plug called "Europlug" which works on all four countries ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europlug ). Get an ...


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No, cameras can not be powered by a USB port because they typically require more than The 5 volts maximun available from the USB port.


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Buying cheap AC adapters for parts and modifying them into a custom wire-harness that is run from a central power supply is my preferred solution for a problem like this. The most graceful solution for a setup like this is design a cable harness that includes the wiring for the power to each camera, as well as the trigger sync, and have them branch out in ...


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Canon makes AC adapters for pretty much all of their cameras, but they can be a bit expensive. In your particular case, the Canon ACK E10 is the AC adapter for your camera. This will provide continuous power to your camera, but it is also $65. Third party options can be cheaper, but make sure you get a reputable one if you do so as to avoid damaging the ...


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The Nikon EH-5b power adapter will do this. For your camera model you would also need the EP-5B battery adpter via which to connect the EH-5b. Try typing in "nikon d750 power adapter europe" to Google. It will be the first result.


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This could not be necessary, since my experience with a Rebel XSi is that it goes to sleep automatically and doesn't draw much power in this state, I once awoke it after at least two weeks of sleep and the battery was still full. So if you can make the go-to-sleep delay as short as possible (and possibly reduce other consumption such as the rear screen and ...


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The answer is linked right there http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Selenium_meter from your link: the light meter works with a photoelectric cell. The brighter it is, the more energy it produces. Evidently, it is sensitive enough to work in closed rooms.


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You'll likely need something with a little higher amp rating than the power pack you have linked. 600W at 110V is only about 5.5A. The peak rating for the 110 VAC outlets is 700w, which translates to about 7A. You probably need about twice to three times that much peak power capacity to tolerate the peak current required by the light at the start of each ...


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From FAQ at http://www.paulcbuff.com/faq.php Q. What is the average current draw of Paul C. Buff™ flash units? A: Einstein™ units draw an average current of 5 amps during recycle and AlienBees™ and White Lightning™ flash units draw an average current of 6 amps. This means that if a light were fired every time it recycled, the average current draw would be ...


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From what I can see the charger has the two pin plug, so that is compatible with the europlug used in most european countries, including all the ones you listed. You might stumble on an older socket installation for example in Italy, but they have the same current so you only need a converter for those. Modern sockets are compatible with both older and ...


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The "flash busy" message is shown when the flash is charging and not yet ready to be used. The flash works by slowly charging a capacitor from the batteries and then discharging all that power in a very short time. If your batteries are low on power or you have low quality batteries it will take longer to charge the flash and so you'll see a lot of "flash ...


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As long as the proper voltage and current are provided, there shouldn't be any issues. The thing that may be missing however is quality. There are a number of different ways to adjust voltage and current and the cheapest adapters generally use cheaper methods of converting the power that are more prone to error or failure. More expensive adapters tend to ...


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Powering a Nikon SB-28 or other flash with an external not portable power supply Update: Oliver now advise that he will be using a Nikon SB-28 flash. This is an excellent older Nikon flash with a high guide number and reasonably well suited to his application. See added notes at end specific to this flash. This response applies to ANY flash that uses 4 x ...


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After a lot of searching, I found the DR-E10 DC Coupler on the Canon website. Clearly when I was originally searching I was using the wrong key terms in my searches on google. More searching then revealed that that adapter doesn't have the AC cord with it, so a better option would be the Canon ACK-E10 Adaptor (not on Canon UK store, so found on Amazon | Was ...


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I use an inverter plugged into my cig lighter in my Jeep. Its a mini transformer. Which ups the current to normal 110 household current. I plug my Nikon charger into that so I do my charging while I drive. Works great. I do have 2 batteries. One to use. One to charge. Never had a problem. I bought mine at Home Depot. It's a Black and Decker product.


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Olympus doesn't make an AC adapter for this camera. (They do / did for higher-end models.) However, there is another option: a third party "fake battery" which actually connects to a power source. Fujifilm actually makes an official one for their cameras (they call it a "DC coupler"). I'm not aware of any off-the-shelf commercial solution to fit the E-M10, ...


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For a lot of cameras, you can buy 3rd party "battery grips" that attach to the underside of the camera and slide into the original battery compartment. They are usually meant to house two or more of the original batteries for longer life, but in many cases also have a DC-input socket where you can attach a power supply or an even bigger external battery. ...


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I use an HS20 and find if I am going on a trip using the Lithium batteries works great the 8x 9x version cost about $8.00 to $10.00 but they have lasted me sometimes two full weeks of shooting and fairly heavy reviewing of my pictures on the LCD. A little expensive but for me worth the cost because they last so long.


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