DP Merrill: The best you got from a single battery?

Started Apr 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
fongg
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Re: 336! but....
In reply to maceoQ, Apr 30, 2013

Hi

I wanted to know if my cheap replacement battery is "as good" as the Sigma battery, so i was putting the camera on the table an pressed the shutter every 1-2 seconds.

With the sigma battery i took 336 pictures and with the replacement battery 316.

In real life shooting i usually get 40-50 shots. Really weird. 
Maybe it's the autofocus?

Oliver_B wrote:

The DP Merrill cams are notorious little battery munchers. But just how bad is it really, now that our batteries are all "broken in"?

What is the highest number of shots you got from a single battery so far?

My personal record: a whopping 124 shots. Done this sunny Sunday afternoon, shooting mainly cats and flowers. Before? No more than about 60. The warm weather seems to be key to a longer battery life.

Yes, I think the autofocus eats up a lot of power, as I experience less shots if using in dim lights. I also think preview also eats up quite a bit.

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