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08-28-2014, 10:23 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by kkoether Quote
I got over 4200 shots on one charge
I agree the battery is fine, but 4200 shots? Seriously?

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I agree the battery is fine, but 4200 shots? Seriously?

Yup! I shoot Boat Racing. You have to grab your shots as the happen. They don't stop and pose. LOL!!! Last Saturday I filled up 4 32Gig cards and part of a 16Gig card and the battery in the grip died about 1/2 way though downloading all of them Saturday evening. I have my K-3 set to use the battery in the grip first. I've been Extremely pleased with the battery life on my K-3. I was a little worried at first but it's been very satisfactory for me. I can recharge overnight an be ready for Sundays races. My K-3 lives in Continuous Low shutter mode when doing races. I'm afraid to try the High mode. I already have more than enough to sift through after a weekend.

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I already have more than enough to sift through after a weekend.
4200 to sift through? Yeah I think so. That's 6 months normal shooting for me......... Or two weeks in Yellowstone.
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4200 to sift through? Yeah I think so. That's 6 months normal shooting for me......... Or two weeks in Yellowstone.
Yep, Keith is sort of a special case with his work. With the rear LCD basically never used, no flash, and short exposures (it takes energy to hold that mirror up and hold the shutter open) you are basically running at bare minimum juice per exposure.


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Yep, Keith is sort of a special case with his work.
I am seriously stunned at the thought of processing 4200 images from one shoot. I applaud him, there is no way I could do that.
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I am seriously stunned at the thought of processing 4200 images from one shoot. I applaud him, there is no way I could do that.

Sequences like this make it worth it!














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Seriously awesome! But if I had to process, or even sort through, that many images my brain would melt into gray sludge and drain out my ears. I do a food shoot with maybe 50 images and struggle to get through those and narrow them down to the 5 - 10 I will sell.

You have my profound respect!
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Yep, Keith is sort of a special case with his work. With the rear LCD basically never used, no flash, and short exposures (it takes energy to hold that mirror up and hold the shutter open) you are basically running at bare minimum juice per exposure.

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I also suspect that on continuous shutter, the camera is not refocusing for most of the exposures, again saving a good deal of energy normally used moving lens elements about.

I would bet that manual focus lenses would be battery savers as well.

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