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04-19-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
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K-5 power supply

Hello all,

I love my K-5, and am also blessed with a fantastic view from my flat in Liverpool. I'd love to follow the advice on the great article recently posted on this site about taking time-lapse movies. The one problem that I have is that a fully charged battery just won't suffice. What I really need is a power supply for the camera, but the price for the official AC adapter is absurd. Here in the UK, even on a reputable and always good value site, it is about 115 - over $200! Many electric devices such as printers etc. will include a similar adapter for less money. Even my high end kilowatt modular PC power supply cost around the same amount.

Could I afford the money? Yes. Would I let myself be fleeced like that? Absolutely not. So, does anyone know any reason I am overlooking that the AC adapter is actually priced decently, or failing that, any alternatives that won't fry my precious SLR?

Thanks in advance,

David

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EDIT: Sorry, forget I said anything. The adapters were for older models.

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04-19-2012, 01:51 PM   #3
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One option is a grip with a second battery to double the lifetime. Saving power on your camera is also a good thing, put things off that consume energy and you don't use.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
One option is a grip with a second battery to double the lifetime. Saving power on your camera is also a good thing, put things off that consume energy and you don't use.
Please expand...

Seriously, a grip with a second battery or high capacity rechargeables would be more expensive, but much better value. How many shots would I expect? Somehow, I doubt however that they would provide a few minutes of 24fps material...

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How many minutes do you want?

While long timelapses seem like a great idea, I tend to find they don't keep my attention for the duration anyway. The best ones I see are made up of different clips (shorter timelapses) put together into a longer video. I think you should give it a crack and see how many shots you get to before running out of battery before worrying too much
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Fair enough, but 1 minute shouldn't be such an ordeal, and I calculate that it should equate to 1440 shots. What would that require power wise?

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1440 shots doesn't look like a number that is out of reach to me. Do you use AF? jpg or RAW? Wat frequence of pictures are you thinking of?
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QuoteOriginally posted by orangezorki Quote
Hello all,

I love my K-5, and am also blessed with a fantastic view from my flat in Liverpool. I'd love to follow the advice on the great article recently posted on this site about taking time-lapse movies. The one problem that I have is that a fully charged battery just won't suffice. What I really need is a power supply for the camera, but the price for the official AC adapter is absurd. Here in the UK, even on a reputable and always good value site, it is about 115 - over $200! Many electric devices such as printers etc. will include a similar adapter for less money. Even my high end kilowatt modular PC power supply cost around the same amount.

Could I afford the money? Yes. Would I let myself be fleeced like that? Absolutely not. So, does anyone know any reason I am overlooking that the AC adapter is actually priced decently, or failing that, any alternatives that won't fry my precious SLR?

Thanks in advance,

David
That really is absurd--the price in the US is $69.95. Try ordering internationally from B&H.

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