» Archive for the ‘Batteries’ Category

29Mar Blatantly miss labeled Generic DOT-01 Sony NP-FW50 batteries

First of all, I’d like to point out that most generic battery claims are dubious at best. If you look at the labeling for any type of generic battery out there, the Watt-hour (Wh) and milliamp hour (mAh) ratings are almost always higher than their name brand counterparts. It is easy to assume that a larger mAh […]

21Feb Watson Pearstone Duo LCD battery charger

A number of you asked about the battery charger I mentioned in the last podcast. Basically the tick is to buy one of the cheaper Watson or Pearstone versions for $39 or $19 respectively and then pick up the battery plates you need for the batteries you use. Depending on the battery charger you select […]

02May Panasonic GH4 finally showed up

The fast shipping ebay seller ended up getting the GH4 body to me faster than B&H and as of this morning (writing this at 4 a.m.) prices have started to drift up to around $2000 if you want a GH4 before the end of next month. My B&H order did finally ship so maybe that’ll […]

30Mar Watson Duo LCD Charger sale on $39

It might not have the battery plates you want but B&H has the Watson Duo LCD charger on sale for $39 with free shipping. That saves you $30 over the normal price and you can pick up replacement battery plates for just $1.99 a piece here. Even after adding a few battery plates to your […]

28Mar Tascam DR-60d powered by a USB battery pack

This question actually came from Ray Ortega on Twitter. He wanted to know if you could run the Tascam DR-60d on an external USB power pack. I hadn’t really thought about it, so I decided to give it a try. When you hook up the USB power pack to the DR-60d and power it on, […]

14Mar DSLR battery management on film projects

Rob was asking about battery management and storage yesterday. I realized it’s something I’ve never really spent much time talking about. While battery management isn’t a very sexy topic of conversation it’s pretty important to the filmmaking process. After all you can’t really film anything if you don’t have power. On most of the projects […]

13Mar Wasabi LP-E6 battery and charger combo

I’ve tried out a number of different generic decoded batteries on the market and the majority of those batteries worked fine in the Canon 7d and 5d mark II. Unfortunately this hasn’t been the case with the Canon 6d and 5d mark III. Canon has crippled their new cameras with all kinds of battery detection, […]

13Feb Wasabi Canon BP-970G 8500 mAh c100/c300 battery

As I continue to uses the Canon c100 (which still has yet to impress me), I wanted to get a few more batteries for longer shoots. The Canon BP-955 batteries that come with the camera aren’t bad, providing about 3 hours of shooting time, but they will set you back around $150 a peace. After doing a […]

19Jan Watson DUO LCD battery charger overview

I picked up the Watson DUO battery charger about 3 months ago and I’ve been using it to charger almost every type of battery I own. The replacement battery plates are pretty affordable at $2 a peace and you can find them for just about any battery type you have. I personally spent the extra […]

25Nov Watson Duo LCD Charger battery plates

Several of you were asking about the charger plates for the Watson Duo LCD charger I wrote about last week. Here we have a few different flavors, they look the same from the front of the box, but each contains a different type of battery plate. On the left we have Canon BP-900 plate, in […]