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Clever Hack Gives Your DSLR Nine Times the Battery Life


When it comes to days where there are long periods of shooting — particularly video — it’s always nice to know you have enough battery power to make it through the day. And while Canon’s LP-E6 and LP-E8s are great, they tend to only last about an hour a piece when shooting HD video.

To make sure you have enough battery life to shoot a fair amount and then some, Chris Winter shares a neat little semi-hack he’s come up with to make an external battery capable of lasting up to 9 times as long as a standard Canon battery.


Using a 10,000mAh Anker battery, a DC coupler from Amazon/Ebay, a hot-shoe plate and some industrial strength velcro, Winter’s solution is a bit rough around the edges, but certainly gets the job done.

Check out the video at the top to see for yourself, and drop us a line in the comments if you have a better way or see a way you could improve on his approach.

(via Chris Winter)