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"RE: Battery Life"

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Wed 18-Nov-20 04:32 PM
I do think Nikon could go beyond CIPA specs. Those specs are well defined, but the criteria are very narrow and does not have anything in common with any photography I have ever encountered.

Why not show more? The Nikon Ambassadors that tested the cameras could provide battery information on a typical day or typical shoot. Why do we have one number from CIPA only - and no additional information like the huge chart about burst size with every conceivable combination.

The CIPA number is confusing. It may be required, but it should not stand alone.

I have only used more than one battery in a single day on two occasions with my Z6 - covering 50,000 images. Once was with bird photography at Cape May, and I had 1900 images during a morning session and still had 20% of the battery left. But I was planning an afternoon session with a fresh battery. The other was photographing the PGA Tour Championship trophy presentation. I had about 25% of the battery remaining after about 800 images, and probably had enough battery to finish the event. But I did not want to run out of battery life during the awards ceremony. One of my last shots was nearly an hour later and was used on all Volunteer communications for the tournament the next year. For equestrian photography, I typically shoot 900-1600 images on a single battery and have 10-20% remaining. The higher number of images reflects more jumping and bursts while fewer shots normally means more single shots rather than bursts.

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A general, generic topic Battery Life [View all] , Haymarket , Wed 18-Nov-20 10:11 AM
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