Matt Gerber wrote:
How many pictures are you guys (and girls) getting on a single charge, and what type of batteries do you use? I know this varies depending on shooting style, but I don't seem to be getting much out of my Energizer NiMH 2500 mAh rechargeables (maybe 100 pics), and I am considering replacing them. Any thoughts?
I have only taken a little over 300 shots so far and I am still on the original NiMh batteries, and their cycle time is still quick. I use Powerex 2700mAh AA's and have always been very happy with their performance (my different "gadgets" use a lot of AA's!). I believe ROY.1 is "spot on" with what he said and I expect to easily reach 500 or more pics on a single charge. Your Energizers are performing VERY poorly if you are only getting 100 shots. As I said, I am very happy with my 2700mAh Powerex NiMh's, and I have also heard good things about the Enerloop NiMh's. Just a thought, are you sure they are getting a full charge? Do you cycle them?
Thanks for the reply. The charger (the one that came with the batteries) says I'm getting a full charge, but I don't have any way of knowing if it's correct. I'm not quite sure what you mean by "cycle", but if you're asking if I discharge them first, then the answer is "yes".
Do you also have a Maha charger? I've read good things about them, and I'm considering this one: