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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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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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this: Canon ACK E10 Adapter Kit


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Yes, the voltage is approximately 300 volts and here is a diagram showing the pin connections: You can buy a complete unit for as little as $30. It doesn't make sense to try and design your own. The have complex electronics inside. Ebay Flash battery packs


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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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The D3500 doesn't have external power supply capability. What you may be looking for is the small port that you can open when using a dummy battery, located on the outside edge of the battery compartment door. To power it, you need the dummy battery insert - EP-5A Power Supply Connector and the power supply itself - EH-5a AC Adapter Third parties probably ...


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Yes, and no. Yes, you can damage the camera if you are using a low quality power adapter that for example delivers the wrong voltage. No, you don't damage the camera just because a power adapter is not made by the same company as the camera. One thing that you should check however, is how it affects the warranty of the camera. If using a third party power ...


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You have two options. There is only one commercial product for this that I know of, from Innovatronix. I looked into this years ago as a potential continuous power source for doing bird photography off a deep cycle battery (mainly to improve recycle times, less so for longevity.) The productis the Tronix SpeedFire...honestly not sure if it's still sold. ...


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Is it possible to power an EF-X500 with a Quantum Turbo or the like? Probably not with a readily available connector. Third party battery packs such as the Quantum Turbo are usually available with four popular connectors: Canon. Also used by a variety of third party flash makers such as Yongnuo, Nissin, etc. for flashes that are Canon TTL compatible. Nikon....


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