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)