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In the field battery testing

I decided the only way to sets the EM-5 properly was to go on holiday with just one battery* So we have forced ourselves to take a short break in the Lake district while the weather is gorgeous.

Well, someone has to do it.

First day. About 40 pictures. Battery still showing 3/4







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*... and the E-PL3 as backup
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Re: In the field battery testing

Yes I've been away for a few days this week with the E-M5.I found with careful use I could get about 170 shots from a battery charge.
That's with hardly and chimping or going into the menu.

Won't it be nice when those batteries turn up.

Then the dilemma will be to use both in the grip or just one at a time,the thought being that as they take about 3 hours to charge I can use one put it on charge and go out again with the other.

Ps my back up was the E5 which is a bit of a killer to carry in this hot weather.
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Re: In the field battery testing

Battery testing day 2. Overnight recharge for ourselves and the camera. Up and out at the crack of 11.30 to Buttermere.

Here is how you get there..



And here's a 3 shot pano with the telephoto..



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Question Re: In the field battery testing

More important, what strap have you produced for your new toy.
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Re: In the field battery testing

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Re: In the field battery testing

I've taken 342 paired raw & JPEG shots using high speed burst in Monaco today, plus chimping in EVF to check settings look good, plus have used screen to review them all and delete the shots of empty track and the cars that aren't my favourites. Also recorded a four minute movie. The battery is still showing full when I turn the camera on.

Hope this is useful.

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Re: In the field battery testing

Wonderful pano photo, Pete. Spent many happy times in The Lakes but took few photos so it's great to see yours which bring back memories. Please post more.
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Re: In the field battery testing

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More important, what strap have you produced for your new toy.
:-) I'm afraid all of my cameras get hung by one ear from a Snaarstrap. The one sided approach suits me well and seems to reduce neck pain for me..

Meanwhile:



.. down by the lake, I found one of those bleached tree things you just can't ignore.


Talk about hidden sheep, crouching dragon: The way they blend into the landscape is scarey.. Be very afraid.






:-)

Another tree stump by the lake. It reminds me of an Eagle, make of it what you will..






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Re: In the field battery testing

Best sheep shot so far this year, lol.
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I've taken 342 paired raw & JPEG shots using high speed burst in Monaco today, plus chimping in EVF to check settings look good, plus have used screen to review them all and delete the shots of empty track and the cars that aren't my favourites. Also recorded a four minute movie. The battery is still showing full when I turn the camera on.

Hope this is useful.

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That sounds more promising. It must be because it's a woman touch.
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Re: In the field battery testing

They are all beautiful shots Pete, especially the pano.

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Re: In the field battery testing

Stunning majestic panorama Pete...
I'm envious of your short break
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Stunning majestic panorama Pete...
I'm envious of your short break

:-) Many thanks.. The battery test continues, in the sense that I am going to be brave and run the camera today without charging it overnight ...

Meanwhile, here's another 3 or 4 shot pano of the pass between Buttermere and Newlands valley. This is the context for the third picture above. The hill I climbed to get this was so steep I chickened out and made my way back to the car after this shot. Plus there was a warm gale blowing up the valley...



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I don't blame you turning back.
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Re: In the field battery testing

The lakes on a sunny weekend: There's nowhere (and I mean nowhere) to stop and park. It's heaving everywhere. In desperation we stop at a proper hotel in the country with it's own car park for a proper Sunday lunch. OK, that is a very expensive alternative to pie and chips in the pub - but it was a sublime and relaxing experience. Sometimes you just have to pay up and smile.

Anyway, tea on the patio (with sheep): Lovely



Equally you might prefer a whole world of pain:



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