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Old Jul 28, 2005, 10:18 PM   #1
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how many shots can be taken with the *ist d or ds using AA batteries (assuming it is kept on during a wedding etc.)
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Old Jul 29, 2005, 12:13 AM   #2
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Regular AA's?

Not many. I had to buy AA for an UZI in Prague. Only a few shots. They were so poor I broke down and paid tourist price for CR-V3's. Much, much cheaper in the long run.
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Old Jul 29, 2005, 5:36 AM   #3
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using 2000ma lenmars on a fresh charge i get at least 400 shots, 1/2 w/flash , shooting .raw. my 2500s go even longer. hope this helps. try thomasdistributing .com..
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I find the 2300mah rechargables last so long that I don't worry about them. I don't use a lot of flash (when I do it is generally external) but almost always have the 70-300mm zoom on, so there is a lot of focussing movement. I get noticeably less life from my 2000 mah set, so I keep those as the reserves.

When I got the camera I thought battery life was going to be a constant worry. When using the camera I leave it turned on; if I don't use it for a few minutes it goes into a sleep to reduce the battery demand.
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Old Jul 29, 2005, 5:05 PM   #5
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Does the saving format (raw,jpeg) make a difference to battery usage?
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Old Jul 30, 2005, 9:29 AM   #6
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Does the saving format (raw,jpeg) make a difference to battery usage?
if it does i think it would be minimal. only difference is it takes longer to write the file. i've gotten to where i use raw 98% of the time. once you get use to it it's great. i know i delete a lot more than i use to when taking jpeg.
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