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    Battery life for IQ140?

    When I shoot with my P1 IQ140, the battery in the DB last approx 250 exp.
    This is in a warm studio.
    Is this normal??
    In a normal shoot 7-800 exp, I go thru 3-4 batteries.

    I dare not think how it would be outside in cold weather .-)

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    Re: Battery life for IQ140?

    Hmm, personally that actually doesn't seem like an unusual shot count, particularly if you're in the habit of chimping.
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    Re: Battery life for IQ140?

    Thanks for the reply Graham.

    For me 250 shots is about 1 hour of shooting.

    So, you other guys with IQ140 and IQ160 have the same experience
    with battery life?

    I remember Guy wrote about the P40 and how looooooong
    you could shoot on one battery!
    I know the LCD and proc is much more power hungry on the IQ series,
    but I think 1 hour is a little on the short side.

    Willow

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    Re: Battery life for IQ140?

    What is the definition of "looooooong"? In my P65+ the average is somewhere around 150-250 clicks depending on the amount of time taken to accumulate those clicks. It may take a week for me to do 200+ clicks. On the P65+, LCD usage definitely eats battery power, and given the IQ's larger LCD (more power?) and the touch-based GUI (probably leads to alot more usage), I'm guessing something in the 200 click range is probably on par. Maybe changing the auto review settings would improve battery life? I'm using 2600 mAh Phase One branded batteries. That is probably what the IQ comes with, but it's worth checking.

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    Re: Battery life for IQ140?

    Thanks for the info.
    I am used to D3x where you can shoot for a couple of days without changing batteries .
    I know understand an hour and 250 clicks are "normal" with the IQs
    And I have the 2600mAh

    Just have to buy more batteries

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    Re: Battery life for IQ140?

    I carry a bunch of batteries although mostly because of zero latency shooting & reviewing the IQ LCD for technical camera shooting. However, I doubt that I even could shoot 250 images an hour if I tried!

    The D3x/D3 by comparison runs like an energizer bunny when it comes to batteries.
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    Re: Battery life for IQ140?

    I shot 215 shots yesterday on zero latency with my Cambo and ate 2 batteries. I consider that pretty good considering the chimping, focus mask, highlight control and zooming to 100 percent. I have 7 batteries and my theory is if i ever shoot all 7 in one day I better be getting a crap load of money along with it. ROTFLMAO

    Okay that was from a working Pro mentality trying to eat a meal. LOL
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