How many spare batteries do you need?

Started Apr 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
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jalywol
jalywol Veteran Member • Posts: 7,461
Re: How many spare batteries do you need?

I usually have the original manufacturer battery and two aftermarket spares.  I don't think I have ever used up all three in a normal day shooting, but I have had a couple of times where I have left one in the charger at home, and have needed a second battery (which was in the bag), or left the house with only a partially charged one in the camera that ran out right away, and then fully used the second (and started the third).

Since the aftermarket ones are so cheap now, having the extra two gives me peace of mind.

I think if I had the GH3 or GH4, I would be fine with one extra, since the shot capacity of those batteries is so much higher than the other M43s, but for everything else, 2 extra is the way to go.

-J

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