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tonight i violated my sacred rule of bringing an extra battery.... ugh

Yeah, the weather is getting cold, so an extra battery is a must.
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Miami is...questionable. I can see the draw but meh. Not feeling it. The security people at the track don't know what credential is what so I keep getting stopped by these people who can hardly speak English that seemed to have been hired yesterday. I'm like...um..this credential trumps all those, I'm going through now bye. Big headache.
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tonight i violated my sacred rule of bringing an extra battery.... ugh

Yeah, the weather is getting cold, so an extra battery is a must.

the wierd thing is i checked the battery and it was full at 7pm but by 10pm it was completely dead. the top lcd doesnt even give an estimated readout of shots i have left in the mem card. i wonder if something got screwed up when i had it repaired.

i usually carry my extra batt at all times. i mustve left the spare back at home on the charger.
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Fomapan @ ISO 50. Nice.

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the wierd thing is i checked the battery and it was full at 7pm but by 10pm it was completely dead. the top lcd doesnt even give an estimated readout of shots i have left in the mem card. i wonder if something got screwed up when i had it repaired.
i usually carry my extra batt at all times. i mustve left the spare back at home on the charger.

its teh cold. even in SF my battery dies really fast recently. i keep the spare in my inner pocket but once it goes into the camera it almost instantly loses all charge.....
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the cause is probably the cold but i've shot my d700 in subzero temps before and it never discharged as fast as this. i'm thinking i left the camera on when i put it my bag. another possibility is nikon messed up the battery indicator somehow (i'm told the dc to dc converter had to be replaced). both my batteries show as brand new, "level 0", in the battery life indicator and i know for a fact that one is at "level 2" and the other is a "level 1".

whatever, i had my canon g11 with my nikon sb700 on top in manual as backup biggrin.gif
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The GW690 is VERY VERY large, but not uncomfortably. I'll do a mirror shot when I load my next roll which will be Portra 400 pushed two stops.
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I thought it being cold would get batteries to last longer, as the heat causes batteries to discharge faster?

/Not an engineer
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I thought it being cold would get batteries to last longer, as the heat causes batteries to discharge faster?
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No, it's a well known fact that Li-ion batteries discharge very quickly in cold weather. When I was backpacking last, it was really cold and my phone was dead in no time.
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No, it's a well known fact that Li-ion batteries discharge very quickly in cold weather. When I was backpacking last, it was really cold and my phone was dead in no time.

Not exactly. Cold causes the chemical reaction to slow, hence a lower voltage and less available current. This makes the device read the battery as discharged, even if it really isn't (which is good because cameras are usually intended to use a fairly specific voltage). It actually discharges slower than at room temperature. If you warm the batteries back up, they will work fine.


I'm jealous of you all right now. It's still quite hot here. When I went to the swamp on Wednesday, I felt like I was going to die.
Edited by foothead - 11/19/11 at 1:38pm
 
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