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BP-511A - The Ultimate Battery?  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

Heyhey,
I have been shooting with my 20D since end of September and the BP-511A battery still hasn't needed recharging (photo sessions in DUB, CDG and GVA in the process).
Is it the 20D that requires less power or the BP-511A that is awesome ?

Will

[Edited 2004-11-10 09:35:45]


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User currently offlineXiphias From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 75 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

How many pictures have you taken, 200?
I have a 20D also but after 900 pics the bad realy is dead. Unless I use my BP-511 Ultra bats then I can take 1000.

-XiP



Xiph"i*as, n. [L., a swordfish, a sword-shaped comet, fr. Gr. xifi`as, fr. xi`fos a sword.]
User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3053 times:

Im just charging mine up as we speak  Big grin I will let you know how I find the performance soon  Big grin...



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User currently offlineSkp From Brazil, joined Sep 2004, 47 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3046 times:

Wow, I'm impressed by your 511A capacity. Something is wrong! heheheh

Do you use the LCD monitor often? Do you take many photos with flash? These 2 devices drain too much power from the batteries.

I have an old BP-511 and a new BP-511A. The old 511 lasts a whole HARD day of spotting (say, using it all day from sunrise to sunset, taking about 250 pics, and using the LCD to review all them and delete the bad ones, and at the end of the day review them at home). The new 511A must have 2 times the capacity of the old, is incredible... But still it doesn't lasts 2 months for me  Smile

Stephan



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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3013 times:

No flash and no reviewing of pics with the LCD...maybe that explains it, along with the Rhaa of autumn weather  Sad

Will



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User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2995 times:


The EN-EL3 for Nikon lasted me for 2 full 10 hour days of shooting at AMS this summer, with lots of LCDing =)



what seems to be the officer, problem?
User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2984 times:

The battery that cames with the camera shoots about 350 pictures. I bought an aftermarket Maxell that lasts forever and a day. I've used it for two days straight and still has juice left. The Maxell costs about 38.00 while the Canon costs $65.00. I bought two of the Maxells

User currently offlineXiphias From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 75 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

The BP-511A is only 1390mAh which is more then the BP-511. The BP-511 Ultra's I have are 1500mAh. I did a full day of spotting at AMS and a festival at night and shot a total of 800 pics on that Ultra bat. the last 250 about 75% with flash. The 511A usualy lasts a day or 2. I try not to use the 511A bat, only in case of emergency. I also got a fast charger which charges them in 30 to 45 minutes. So when I get home bats are ready to go agian.

-XiP



Xiph"i*as, n. [L., a swordfish, a sword-shaped comet, fr. Gr. xifi`as, fr. xi`fos a sword.]
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

Can a 511 be used in place of the 511A? I got a 511A with my 20D, and am a little hesitant on using something different, in case something goes wrong.


Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineYEGPIX From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 159 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2843 times:

Sure you can. It will just run out of juice faster than the BP511A.

User currently offlineAndrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2833 times:

I bought a pair of aftermarket BP-511A's off E-Bay when I bought my Digital Rebel. I keep a pair of them in the camera at all times, and I keep the original Canon battery in the bag. In the past year (almost), I've not once seen a low battery warning. Even on trips where there have been several days of spotting - there was no need to swap or charge batteries.

Incidentally, my BP-511A's are marked 1800 mAh. I paid $19.00 for a pair of them.

Drew



I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineAdamWright From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2811 times:

Are these the batteries you see for like 10 bucks on ebay? or are these Actual Canon Brand batteries that must be ordered seperately?

Thanks,
Adam


User currently offlineUa935 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 610 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2797 times:

Is it OK to use both a 511 and a 511A in the grip at the same time or will this cause camera damage given the different MA?


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User currently offlineAndrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

Ua935-

I've mixed and matched my batteries in my grip - it's never been a problem.

Drew



I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
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