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01-06-2008, 02:31 PM   #16
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The battery, and maybe battery bank in parallel will be an Opyime Blue top. See at OPTIMA Batteries
They sell them at Costoc, still a bit expensive but worthed, I think.What do you think?
Those are the elite batteries for deep discharge. Good choice. As you say, though, they are pricey - but worth it, IMHO.

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I have seen both solar and wind powered converter systems with batteries in the local "Canadian Tire" for something in the 400 watt range you are looking at about $2K as a commercial price from memory.

I am not sure getting green this way is the best option however. Think about how you travel to and from your photo sites. I'll bet there is a lot more CO2 generated by driving all over the place as opposed to alternitives.

Just my 0.02 worht
We have to start somewhere. As for the trips to my shooting locations, I never drive anywhere for shooting only. Instead, I have my camera bag with me everywhere I go. If there is a shooting opportunity...great, if not, nothing lost.
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Y'know, I thought it was gonna be about a new camera like this:

I love the Ricohs. They're, some would say, the poor man's Pentax. Canyon owners would have you believe the Pentax is the poor man's Pentax, but hey.

Interestingly, most wind-power projects I've seen advocate the use of converted washing machine motors as a cheap generator unit.
There is one for sale on eBay! I never heard of this camera before. Amazing!

RARE RICOH XRS XR-S SOLAR POWERED SLR CAMERA ! + LENS + - eBay (item 300187483460 end time Jan-10-08 10:47:39 PST)

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