Amazing battery life on the 7D!

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Robert Krawitz
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Amazing battery life on the 7D!
Feb 27, 2012

I'm amazed how much battery life I'm getting on my 7D.

I've shot two basketball games this weekend (the NEWMAC men's semifinal and final; see http://rlk.smugmug.com/Sports/Basketball/MIT-Babson-Mens-Hoops-20120225/21635073_cBBBLD and http://rlk.smugmug.com/Sports/Basketball/MIT-Springfield-20120226/21648637_pC28H4 ). I took about 1200 frames yesterday and another 1400 today. I was using my 17-55 f/2.8 about 90% of the time (the rest of the time, Sigma 70-200 OS and 8-16), in AI Servo mode, with my thumb practically camped out on the AF button the whole time. I even took a few frames with the built-in flash today. Both days, my battery stayed on 4 bars; today the battery meter read 75% when I packed everything away.

That's mighty impressive battery life. I never had anything like it with my 20D.

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