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Old February 24th, 2009, 12:46 PM   #1
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battery life for 5d mk2 video

how long does the battery last for video shooting?

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Old February 24th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #2
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I have read only about 1 hour of shooting time. I haven't had the opportunity to run mine all the way out yet, but I haven't had much time to experiment. Haven't seen a reasonable price online for extra canon batteries, where they are actually in stock.

I have a 24-70mm f/2.8 L and a 32GB CF card being delivered on Thursday, so I should get more testing in after that.
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Old February 24th, 2009, 01:58 PM   #3
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My camera is being delivered this week, and I also ordered an AC Power adapter. Right now it looks like batteries are being sold for as much as the adapter, by some, so I just decided to go that way, until they are in supply again.

Canon | ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit | 3351B002 | B&H Photo Video


I am going all manual lenses, so it will be interesting to see if my battery life is more...
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Old February 24th, 2009, 03:09 PM   #4
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manual lenses

I am strongly considering some manual nikon lenses. Which lenses / adapter are you using? I have read that although expensive the novoflex adapter that B&H and others sell is worth the money.
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Old February 24th, 2009, 03:13 PM   #5
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based on another discussion on threads here, I bought 5 kawas-something, advertized on ebay. They will remain permanently mounted. They have not arrived yet. In rumaging through my old camera bags, I also came across four Pentax K mount lenses.... I ordered 2 adapter for that too.

I may have to do some filing and snipping to avoid mirror interference, but we will see. Camera here on Thursday.
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Old February 24th, 2009, 03:55 PM   #6
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It depends on how you're shooting. I've gone a few hours with a single battery ( in the cold) but that was turning camera off in between shots.

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Old February 24th, 2009, 05:06 PM   #7
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WHich battery does the 5D mkII use?
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Old February 24th, 2009, 05:59 PM   #8
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The 5d uses the LP-E6 battery and the BG-E6 battery grip.

Vistek sells the battery for $120

Mostly Digital seems to have the best Canadian price on the grip:

Mostly Digital : Canon Battery Grip BG-E6 for 5D Mark II
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Old February 24th, 2009, 06:18 PM   #9
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SRP on the Battery is $79.99 as I understood.... so these guys are selling at premium. Like I said, you could get the AC adpapter for that price, and it will be something you will be glad to have..
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Old February 25th, 2009, 12:21 AM   #10
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Don, here is the word directly from canon..

Canon Digital Learning Center - EOS 5D Mark II: Battery Management with the New LP-E6 Battery
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Old February 25th, 2009, 12:48 AM   #11
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how long does the battery last for video shooting?
I got a DC-DC converter from Hutech so I can plug it into an auto or marine battery. How long it lasts depends on how much weight you can carry. :)

I will use it for timelapse shooting. For more normal stuff I use the Canon AC adapter. I'm waiting for our Chinese friends to crack the battery chip so I can get 4 or 6 $15 batteries without losing digital readout.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 08:48 AM   #12
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that was very helpfull.

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Old February 25th, 2009, 04:32 PM   #13
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i've shot about 40 minutes of footage. the battery still had plenty left.
the camera gets pretty warm though.
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