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Old January 30th, 2008, 03:35 PM   #1
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other battery band than sony for EX1

Hi all,

do you know if someone (swit ?) will release battery pack for the EX1 soon ?
I'm waiting to get some, cheaper than the sony, but I need to have at least two more by the end of February for a short film.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 04:02 PM   #2
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Hi all,

do you know if someone (swit ?) will release battery pack for the EX1 soon ?
I'm waiting to get some, cheaper than the sony, but I need to have at least two more by the end of February for a short film.
I know that Swit did get access to a charger and a battery in mid december. Don't know how fast they can get a product on the market though.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 05:03 PM   #3
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My dealer told me today that swit will release EX1 compatible batteries in march or propably during february.


PS: received my EX1 today :D

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Old January 30th, 2008, 10:18 PM   #4
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be careful. Sony is notorious for copy protecting their batteries so that generics don't work.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 06:04 AM   #5
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be careful. Sony is notorious for copy protecting their batteries so that generics don't work.
In fact you only lose the interaction with the camcorder. You won't be able to see how many time the battery was charged or what exact voltage it is.
Whatever, the battery will work, and may give more power than the sony... at a cheaper price :)

I hope it will be mid-february or I'll have to buy sony's expesive one.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 06:16 AM   #6
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Old January 31st, 2008, 06:31 AM   #7
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Sebastian,
Why risk buying 3rd party? Sony batteries are $450 bucks for 2.
A few years back I was baying that much for one Anton Bauer batter that lasted like an hour. The 2 above will carry over 8 hours at probably a 1/8 of the weight :)

You have a genuine Sony product and peace of mind
You might save $100 bucks but it's not worth it in my opinion

I bought some third party batteries for my Z1U - (called 'impact' or something) I use them as door stoppers now - such junk. I bought 4 - Sony 970's - work flawlessly from the last 2 years.

I just picked up 2 BP-U60's for my EX1 - that is one big battery :)

Not wasting my time or risking failure with the power source - nor the disk media for that matter.

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Old January 31st, 2008, 06:33 AM   #8
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Sebastian,
Why risk buying 3rd party? Sony batteries are $450 bucks for 2.
A few years back I was baying that much for one Anton Bauer batter that lasted like an hour. The 2 above will carry over 8 hours at probably a 1/8 of the weight :)
I was wondering the same thing.... Why bother, the BP-U60 batteries are cheap and last a long time (4HRS).
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Old January 31st, 2008, 02:18 PM   #9
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They cost arount 120 euros for a BPU-30 and 240 euros for a BP-U60. I thought another brand would make some cheaper, and sometimes better, even if the BP-U30 comming with the EX1 is already fantastic.

I worked with swit batteries earlier and it was lasting longer than the Sonys.
I was just asking but if nothing comes quickly I will have to go for the Sony anyway :)
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Old February 26th, 2008, 09:34 AM   #10
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Well, I'm also interested in third party batteries like AB or a v-mount because of the d-taps. I like to power external monitors or on board lights, so a third party adapter that would allow my already heavy investment in onboard gear to my bricks, d-taps, and cables would be great...

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Old February 26th, 2008, 09:44 AM   #11
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Found one - and it's for the new Sony batteries for you purists...
http://www.bebob.de/international/coco-EX_e.html
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Old February 26th, 2008, 09:44 AM   #12
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Also you can feed ANY clean 12v source into the DC in plug.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 09:47 AM   #13
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Do they make a d-tap to a 12v mini-whatever-hole-that-is?
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Old February 26th, 2008, 12:48 PM   #14
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Found one - and it's for the new Sony batteries for you purists...
http://www.bebob.de/international/coco-EX_e.html
I have bought one and found it to be very good. Works only with the BP-U60 since the BP-U30 does not have enough amperage to drive a 20 watt lamp.

The unit is not bulky. I'm using it to power a PAG light (20 watt) halogen light.

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Old February 26th, 2008, 10:53 PM   #15
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Thanks Brian,
how long does the light and camcorder last on a battery's single charge?
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