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M8 Recertified Cameras - How Many Batteries?


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No. You got to have at least two. These M8 batteries are rather small and won't last a day of eager shooting. The battery indicator is wildly optimistic and the batteries have a drastically reduced capacity after a few years.

 

A larger battery is what I am hoping for on a M9.

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I think that the point is that M8s only come with one battery in the box. If John has found one with three, then that's a bonus.

 

Whether you need more than one battery, is another thing altogether.

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A larger battery is what I am hoping for on a M9.

 

I'm not hoping for a bigger battery -- just more life from the same battery.

 

My guess is that evolutionary improvements in the efficiency of the camera electronics will do the trick. I used a D200 for a year before stepping up to a pair of D300s. Same model battery (in fact, a couple of the batteries I'm using in the D300s are spares I bought with the D200) -- but noticeably longer life, even with the D300's larger monitor and other more advanced features.

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Battery life depends on how you're shooting. If you are taking shots quickly one after the other you'll get 550+ frames per battery.

 

Thats over 15 roles of film in old money.If I had been using KM64 I would have ran out of money before I had shot that many frames.

Brian:eek:

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