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11-19-2009, 10:09 AM   #1
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Does shooting a long exposure like 30sec consumes more battery?

Does shooting a long exposure like 30sec consumes more battery?

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They will deplete the batteries sooner.
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also how do you use the battery grip? do i have to turn it on as always or switch off and just turn it on to use the shutter?
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I leave the shutter button on the grip off. I set the menu to use the batteries with most power.
If you are near an AC power source, you can use the adapter from Pentax or third party suppliers.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rustynail925 Quote
also how do you use the battery grip? do i have to turn it on as always or switch off and just turn it on to use the shutter?
I set my K10d to use the grip battery first. When that battery dies, it is very easy to slide out the drawer and put it in to recharge while still using the battery in the body.
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I set my K10d to use the grip battery first. When that battery dies, it is very easy to slide out the drawer and put it in to recharge while still using the battery in the body.
This is what I always did.

I always wondered if the voltage is low, if AF is slower. With the grip, will it start to use some of the other battery before the one selected is completely depleted? I've never used a camera long enough to have it switch - do you need to turn it off?
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This is what I always did.

I always wondered if the voltage is low, if AF is slower. With the grip, will it start to use some of the other battery before the one selected is completely depleted? I've never used a camera long enough to have it switch - do you need to turn it off?
No, the camera stops working when the grip battery is completely depleted. One must turn off the camera and turn it on again to engage the in camera battery.
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I have a K200D and the grip. is it okay if i just leave the grip switch to on all the time?

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