UTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51 Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3027 times:
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 ?
[Edited 2004-11-10 09:35:45]
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Skp From Brazil, joined Sep 2004, 47 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2898 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
Miamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2836 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
Xiphias From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 75 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2827 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.
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Andrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months ago) and read 2685 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.