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Will my Canon battery charger work on 220 V power?

I can only surmise that the potential confusion comes from the two apparently conflicting certification marks. The first is for Japan, [PSE] & 2nd the US [CULUS]. I didn't dig into the depths of ...
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Will my Canon battery charger work on 220 V power?

The label says it is compatible from 100V to 240V, 50 or 60 Hz. Thus, a 230V (perhaps 220V) 50Hz mains, as found in Sweden, will work fine with this charger. You'll need to adapt the U.S. plug style ...
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Why are battery consumption numbers for flagship Nikon and Canon cameras so different?

CIPA ratings between two cameras from the same generation and from the same manufacturer can sometimes be useful. Comparing CIPA ratings across different brands is pretty much meaningless. Here's why....
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Why is my Canon 600D not turning on?

If I were you, I'd go ahead and buy another battery on Amazon. If a new battery fixes it, dispose of your old one, and you're good for $15. If not, it might be an internal problem and you'd probably ...
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Can I maintain the same flash pulse duration but increase light with multiple flash units?

You are correct to observe that the reduced power is the key to your flash's ability to freeze motion. More flashes may work (see caveat below) but since more gear usually costs more money, here are ...
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Can I do anything about a Nikon d750 taking 5 minutes to power on after taking saltwater damage?

Can I do anything about a Nikon... (with) saltwater damage? Since Nikon does not sell internal repair parts to other service centers or to end users, and does not repair water damaged cameras ...
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Can I do anything about a Nikon d750 taking 5 minutes to power on after taking saltwater damage?

Salt water is very destructive. It is likely something is corroded in a way you can not fix yourself. Send it for repair. They may or may not decide that it's worth doing — you may be in for repair ...
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Can I maintain the same flash pulse duration but increase light with multiple flash units?

Yes. Speedlights reduce the light output by turning the "power" off earlier. This way the time the flash is on is reduced, which results in shorter flash duration for lower power flashes. Adding ...
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Is always leaving power on bad for CMOS?

I take it you mean leaving the switch always on, and letting the camera go to sleep after a timeout (as most cameras do). This isn't going to hurt your camera in any meaningful way. It just wastes a ...
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Err 80 appears when I turn on my Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Just wanted to add to this thread in case my solution can help anyone else. I just had a similar issue, occasionally got an Error 80 when powering up. I would get no display with any of my cards in, ...
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Can I dim lights by making amount of power smaller?

Judging by the descriptions I found on Google e.g. from Benel The Falcon Eyes LH-ESB6060K Continuous Daylight Set contains two standard lamp holders each with a foldable 50x50cm softbox, two ...
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What are the dangers of removing a lens while the camera is on?

As the comments to the original question indicate, it depends on exactly which camera you are talking about. Nikon lenses have a mechanical connection for aperture control that is spring loaded at ...
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Why is flash power given in watt-seconds (Ws) and not joules (J)?

Well, it's convention. And the convention makes sense since J is an energy unit associated with work and heat in general while Ws is in terms of power (specifically electrical power) and time which ...
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How can I use my Olympus OMD E-M10 with a continuous power source?

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. ...
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power out though USB port

The cameras often have a "type-B" USB connector (the "peripheral" side) and these aren't supposed to provide current (they are the side that normally draws current). On addition the batteries in a ...
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Single power-source option for still camera rig

Your requirements are very specific so something handmade will be more appropriate for you. You can use mobile car starter like this which provide 12V and good amount of ampers. Then using DC-DC ...
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Single power-source option for still camera rig

The single power source is a solved problem. Professional video cameras use V-mount or Gold-mount batteries. They are available with taps that can power most contemporary DSLR and Mirrorless cameras ...
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Why is my Canon 5DMIII draining batteries overnight?

I know its a late reply but it could help someone with similar issue as mine. I had given my camera to a friend for couple of days. After receiving the camera, the battery was drained overnight. ...
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Camera suggestion needed for long term remote timelapse

I ended up solving this by doing a very large DIY project. Essentially I took a Canon P&S, modified the power button so it'll turn on when the external timer turns on solar power. I then ...
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Is it normal for the left pin on the Nikon SB-910’s 3-pin external power source terminal to be deeply recessed?

Yes, that is normal, and a correct description. The recessed pin is for safety, to keep out unapproved connections. Be aware that there is about 325 volts on this cable. It does not just attach a ...
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In a multiple strobe setup, how powerful must each strobe be?

I see that a complete set should include a key, a fill, a hair and a background light. What a complete set includes is very subjective and depends a lot on the desired look. Given that this is your ...
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power out though USB port

Does anyone know how much power out we can get from the USB port in a DSLR camera. For the vast majority of DSLR cameras, the answer is: "None."
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power out though USB port

Most cameras have historically operated in USB Device mode (which can, but is not required to, receive power from the host), not USB Host mode (which can, but is not required to, supply power to the ...
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Canon 80D DC Coupler to automatically turn DSLR back on after power outage

I am not aware of any way to remotely turn on a Canon EOS camera. However, this reads like an XY Problem. Your most practical solution would be to use an uninterruptible power supply to prevent the ...
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Why would a photographer use a single head 1200 W∙s flash?

I am not sure which direction your question aims at, but as a use-case for a single head high-power strobe, photos in bright daylight come to mind. In certain scenarios using a flash to provide fill ...
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Why would a photographer use a single head 1200 W∙s flash?

The Godox AD1200 is a really different type of light than your Dynalite setup. First off, it's a Li-ion battery-powered monolight, not an AC-powered pack and heads. No cables at all. So, it's really ...
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What to use as continuous power supplier with Sony a7II?

USB-C has two power modes: 5V for peripherals and phones Up 20V or so when used as a power source for laptops (the recent generation no longer has a dedicated power socket). The actual voltage ...
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Why won't Canon EOS 400D turn on?

The blue light usually indicates file transfer so it may think that it is connected to a computer and trying to transfer files. Try plugging in a USB cable when it is on then pulling it out and see if ...
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Can I maintain the same flash pulse duration but increase light with multiple flash units?

You can use a more flashes, specially if you use high quality units (brand name) together with high quality sync cables (brand name) of exactly the same length, avoid at all cost the curled type, ...
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Can I maintain the same flash pulse duration but increase light with multiple flash units?

Yes, you can use four speedlights. I always used to use two flashes for water drops, connected by sync cords. But if 1/16 power is not enough, then it sounds like the problem is that your distance ...
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