Batteries and Battery Management for Photographers


With the love of photography, especially on location speed light use, comes the need for batteries and a way to manage them. I started out using alkaline batteries. They were cheap, easy to replace, and very easy to find when out on a shoot. But I realized I was throwing them away as fast as I was buying them. At this point I started to think that there had to be a better way. [click to continue…]

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera

HDSLR and cinema accessory provider Switronix sent out a little tease in its newsletter today about the Blackmagic Cinema Camera that’s shipping later this month.

Are you guys as excited as we are about this beautiful, little guy?

Check in this month to see the cool accessories we have developed for the Black Magic Camera.  -Switronix Newsletter

Switronix has been known for its HDSLR power accessories that so effectively pair cameras like the 5D Mark II with external battery packs, as well as on-camera lighting gear.  Given the uncertainty thus far about the Blackmagic Cinema Camera’s internal battery and lack of external power options, I’d say that an external power solution from Switronix is a good bet.

Stay tuned for the official announcement of whatever is coming from Switronix…

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Think Tank Photo SD Pixel Pocket Rocket

Think Tank Photo has released four new products for packing photo accessories.  Check them out via the gallery and links below. [click to continue…]

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Sanyo has announced a new line of Eneloop-powered rechargeable batteries.  The XX-branded batteries are targeted toward photographers due to their 2500 mAh high capacity cell. [click to continue…]

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