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Old July 18th, 2004, 10:52 PM   #166
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Lenmar battery LIC-924 for GL2

I am looking at some other brand of battery for the GL2 because the original Canon battery is too expensive. I just came across with this brand "Lenmar", they have a battery LIC-924, 7.2V 4000mAh.

Is anyone know how long is the running time of a 4000mAh battery on the GL2? The website said up to 5 hours but this based on some other types of camera.

http://www.lenmar.com/product_list.a...non&category=3
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Old July 18th, 2004, 11:01 PM   #167
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Lenmar is one of the top battery manufacturers across the board. Specifically, their Canon BP-compatible batteries are excellent performers and values. (Canon does not manufacture batteries, consequently they basically mark-up and remarket others' batteries.) You can be confident with Lenmar's batteries.

Note, however, that run-time ratings of all batteries are purely nominal. Your mileage may vary, depending on how you use the camera.
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Old July 19th, 2004, 02:04 AM   #168
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. . even so Ken . . 7 hours! Wow! . .. Grazie
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Old July 19th, 2004, 12:47 PM   #169
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Is anyone using 4000mAh battery for GL2 and about how long can it last? Cause I want to pick a acceptible battery.
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Old July 19th, 2004, 01:52 PM   #170
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Storing Batteries 945s?

What sort of level - 1 Flash 0%; 2 flashes 50% ; 3 flashes 75% or CONSTANT 100% and how long between shelf charges?

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Old July 19th, 2004, 05:19 PM   #171
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Ideally batteries should be stored fully charged. The rate of discharge will depend on temperature and humidity and ranges between 2% and 10% monthly.
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Old July 19th, 2004, 07:33 PM   #172
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The recommendation here is to store them at approx 50% charge.
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Old July 19th, 2004, 07:44 PM   #173
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The article is over three years old and the current recommendation is to store the battery fully charged if storage is for extended periods of time (over 3 months). Even the author does not recommend discharging a battery before storage.
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So, does this mean I'm going to partially discharge my batteries before storage? No Way - too much trouble.
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Old July 20th, 2004, 12:11 AM   #174
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100% for Battery Storage . .. .

So that's 100% true?

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Old July 20th, 2004, 01:32 AM   #175
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i get around 4, maybe 4.5 hours with my 4000mAh bettery. as said, it all depends on how you are using the camera. i also use the viewfinder primarily rather than the LCD (that's usually where that extra half hour comes in).

keep in mind that when you add on bigger batteries, it's going to stick out the back of the camera. the 4000 isnt too bad, but i also bought a 5500 not too long ago, and while it gets me 5.5-7 hours, i still am usually touching a bit with the viewfinder extended out. i cant use this battery if the viewfinder is in, my face is completely touching the battery. with the 4000, i can use it perfectly with the viewfinder extended. when the viewfinder is pushed in, it's still alright, but touches.

i would get 2 of the 4000mAh. that's $50 more than getting the 6000mAh battery, will be smaller than using one big battery, easy to swap, and will get you 8-10 hours of battery life. good deal.
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Old July 20th, 2004, 01:44 AM   #176
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Dual Battery Clip

Has anybody had expereince of the Canon 910 Dual Battery Belt Clip & Charger? It can hold 2 x 945s that must be well over 8 hours use?!?!?!

Here you go http://www.pictureline.com/digital/d...ryCharger.html

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Old July 20th, 2004, 01:51 AM   #177
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i havent used this in particular, but i have used a similar one that works with the DVX100... i hated it. it was heavy if you used it as a beltclip (and even fell off often because of the weight), and setting it anywhere else was just not convenient. at all. the cord was also not long enough to set it on the ground (if on a tripod) or anything like that.

i completely dumped the belt clip and just used 2 batteries and swapped when needed.

some of these problems might be differnet (i.e. cord length), HOWEVER the other problems, such as weight, are pretty general, and i suspect this would apply to this belt clip battery as well.
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Old July 20th, 2004, 02:01 AM   #178
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Grazie,

I have got into a habit of charging next day so I always have them at hand incase I get called out for a shoot at short notice. I never thought about any recommended ways of storing (luckily I have been doing it right <g>)
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Old July 20th, 2004, 02:09 AM   #179
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Who's a Lucky Boy Then! . . You deserve everything you get Alan .. you've worked very hard for it . . go get 'em ! ! !

. . . however, for me, I wish to store my batteries and the help has been very useful thank you.

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Old July 20th, 2004, 01:29 PM   #180
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sorry mixed threads

Grazie,

thanks for your enthusiasm, it is catching!!

Must put some of my quick learnt experience down to you and the boys from the IOV, where most of my jobs have come from too.

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