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    leaf aptus 75 tethered, force battery?

    hi there,

    I am quite happy shooting architecture with a Leaf Valeo 22wi (no screen, but almost no color cast) tethered to a 13" macbook pro, and a Linhof Techno view camera.
    I think about upgrading to an Aptus 75 (which is getting pretty cheap by now), mostly to have a backup back if things go wrong on location. I was hoping that this would allow me to power the Aptus from its own battery while shooting tethered (mainly to save battery on the macbook, which only last about 4 hrs using the Valeo), but I heard that in case of the Aptus 75 you can either shoot tethered or use the battery. Is there a way/trick to work around this?
    Also, does anyone know if the Aptus 75 draws more power than the Valeo 22 when shooing tethered?

    best,

    geb

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    Re: leaf aptus 75 tethered, force battery?

    Hi geb, you can still power the back from the laptop. It does need a bit more power than the Valeo but not much.

    You can use a powered repeater with an external battery such as Quantum Turbo, read more here
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    Re: leaf aptus 75 tethered, force battery?

    Thanks Yair, helpful as always!

    geb

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