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Old Jul 27, 2006, 9:44 AM   #1
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I use my Fuji for close up/Macro shots in my office(Dental) about 1-2x per week. I put fresh AA Energizers in on 6/20/06 and have taken 11 shots with SB-29 Flash unit and 105mm Macro lense on manual focus over the last month. The batteries were dead on Tuesday(07/25/06). The camera sales person at Washington Scientific Camera in Seattle told me not to use the CR123 batteries because I don't need them for this type of photography, they're expensive, and I'll wear them out needlessly. Is this type of battery performance normal? I can't see buying four new AAs each month for so little photography. Do the NiMH last longer?? Thanks for any info.

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Alkaines are next to worthless for use in most digital cameras. See this article.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/nimh_batteries.html

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I use my Fuji for close up/Macro shots in my office(Dental) about 1-2x per week. I put fresh AA Energizers in on 6/20/06 and have taken 11 shots with SB-29 Flash unit and 105mm Macro lense on manual focus over the last month. The batteries were dead on Tuesday(07/25/06). The camera sales person at Washington Scientific Camera in Seattle told me not to use the CR123 batteries because I don't need them for this type of photography, they're expensive, and I'll wear them out needlessly. Is this type of battery performance normal? I can't see buying four new AAs each month for so little photography. Do the NiMH last longer?? Thanks for any info.

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How are the CR123s interchangable with AAs? I think they are a different length and width.


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