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Old Dec 10, 2006, 2:03 PM   #1
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You can now find rechargeable CR-V3 lithium batteries and chargers on ebay, for peanuts.

They're lighter than NI-MH and take more pictures.

I recently got 4 batteries and two chargers for under 30 bucks shipped to Canada. They're brand new chinese knockoffs and work great. New CV-R3s cost about a dollar each plus 3-5 bucks shipping.
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Old Dec 10, 2006, 2:06 PM   #2
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Old Dec 10, 2006, 2:10 PM   #3
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Sure.

http://search.stores.ebay.com/iTrimm...rQ2dv3QQsofpZ0

This is just one of the ebay stores that offer them. Plenty others too.
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Old Dec 10, 2006, 2:29 PM   #4
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Wait a minute! Hold the phone....

Saw this in another thread:

Actually the manual on the DS also say do not use rechargable [highlight= rgb(255, 255, 136);]CR[/highlight]-[highlight= rgb(136, 255, 255);]V3[/highlight] battery.

FROM MY DL MANUAL:

Oxyride batteries and rechargeable CR-V3 batteries may cause malfunctions due to their voltage characteristics so their use is not recommended.

I guess we need to hold off using these batteries until we get the full story....

So, does anyone have experience with RCR-V3 and pantax DSLRs?
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Old Dec 10, 2006, 3:18 PM   #5
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Apparently the only rechargeable CR-V3 batteries you should ude are the voltage regulated ones, which are very hard to find and expensive.



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Old Dec 10, 2006, 4:25 PM   #6
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Not a risk I am willing to take.

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Old Dec 10, 2006, 7:01 PM   #7
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I can't afford to have this thing fixed because I wanted a couple extra pictures on a set of batteries; I, too, think I will stick with the NiMH's.

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I'm sticking to my $10 (Walmart) Duracell Nickel Metal ones... I'll buy 3 pairs just as long as my camera keeps working!

Thanks anyway.
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Don'tcount outthe AA Lithiums, they give excellent service and you can get an 8 pak at Walmart for about $16. They are good to carry as backups, since they do not lose there charge orlose power whenthey get cold. These are two of the drawbacks to rechargeable NI-MH's. I carry a set of Lithiums as backups and know I can depend on them as I don't have to worry about if they are charged or not. I use Sanyo 2500's NI-MH's as my regular batteries. They had a deal on them at Costco with charger and they have been very good so far- Bruce
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Never tried the AA lithiums. But like "Bper" as my main battery I Use Either My 2700 Sanyos or my 2500 Powerexs. I Always carry a set Of CRV-3 Lithiums as a safety net.
If I am away from Home for a long stretch I have 3 Backup sets of 2500 Powerex that I carry.

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