Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/10/08

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Subject: [Leica] DMR Battery Life
From: firkin at (Alastair Firkin)
Date: Sat Oct 8 17:07:21 2005
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G'day Tina,
that sort of battery life is amazing. I would be very doubtful that it 
will ever "match" the M7 but after using my first digital which chewed 
through a set of batteries in less than 2 hours, I thought battery life 
would end up saving film for a few more years ;-) Seems not.

When do you head off to China?

On 09/10/2005, at 9:47 AM, Tina Manley wrote:

> At 07:21 PM 10/8/2005, you wrote:
>> Hi Tina,
>> Please check ouot Marc Wiliam's impressions on Photonet at
>> about battery life. He gets about 250 pix per charge.
>> Best Regards
> And I get about 2500 with the Canon 1DMII!!  It's not that I object to 
> carrying extra batteries or the expense of extra batteries.  I just 
> don't want to have to worry about running out of juice in the middle 
> of something important.  I never had to worry about that with the M7.  
> Those batteries would last for weeks.  I hope for and expect the same 
> from digital.  I was disappointed in the Canon 10D, my first digital 
> SLR.  I would have to change batteries at least once a day on long 
> jobs.  I ended up carrying about 10 extra batteries!!  With the Canon 
> 1DMII I carry 2 and don't usually have to use the second one.  For two 
> weeks in Honduras and again for two weeks in Guatemala, I took 3000+ 
> photos each time.  Each trip,  I used one 1DMII battery for more than 
> a week, replaced it with a fully charged battery and came home with 
> more than half of that battery still charged.
> Another problem I have with the Canon 10D batteries, and I'm not sure 
> if it's the same with the DMR, but it certainly is with the the 
> Digilux, is that when I charge all of the spare batteries ahead of 
> time, they lose the charge as they sit on the shelf or in my luggage.  
> I can put a fully recharged battery into my camera and find that the 
> power is already more than half gone.  That doesn't happen with the 
> 1DMII.  That battery stays fully charged for weeks until I get around 
> to using it.
> These may seem like trivial problems to somebody who uses their camera 
> once or twice a week, but for somebody who has to rely on it every 
> day, it's very important.  I have been very pleasantly pleased with 
> the life of the Canon 1DMII battery and don't really care how much it 
> weighs!  It's worth it to know that I'm not going to have to stop and 
> replace it.
> And I do have a connection for the car battery for the Canon, too.  
> Mine came with every possible connection for every electrical outlet 
> in the world!  I'm carrying quite a few of them to China with me.
> Tina
> Tina Manley, ASMP
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