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    Grab some spare batteries for it off trademe, and sleep with them if it's cold. A decent solar/battery bank charger will keep them topped up if you get enough daylight/sunlight hours while there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    Grab some spare batteries for it off trademe, and sleep with them if it's cold. A decent solar/battery bank charger will keep them topped up if you get enough daylight/sunlight hours while there...
    I am looking for a decent portable solar charger now. I have no idea what a good one is.

    End of summer when I get there so not sure on length of daylight. I will be bush for 3 months. The lease I am working on is almost as big as the south island and there is only one way in and out. No Internet. No phone. Gunna buy an inReach so I can at least txt family here at home.

    I have a couple power banks and there will be a generator at Base camp to charge stuff but I have been told I will rarely be in base camp. Will have to give to the wrangler to charge for me when we do change overs.


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    Your other option is use your phone and an adapter to digiscope using the spotter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Your other option is use your phone and an adapter to digiscope using the spotter.
    I thought of that as well.
    Still want to take a good camera tho.



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    Goal zero make good solar rechargers. Saw a Kuiu video and the guy there uses the goal zero equipment.

    He mentions it in this vid


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    The other thing to make the batteries last longer is don't use the screen on the back. Use the viewfinder as much as possible and avoid playback of videos.
    With useing the viewfinder and minimal video playback I got a battey for my sx50 to last a week and got 1 hour of video. Using the screen and playback about 15min is all I get with a SX-50.
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    I have a 20W 5volt foldup solar panel charger.

    It has two USB outlets, use it to charge USB Power banks that i run led lights off, can charge 18650 batteries off it, for headlamps, torches etc. And if you get one of the chargers for the NB-10L cannon camera batteries, that are charged via usb, then you can charge your 7.4V canon camera battery from the 5v solar panel or power bank.

    The USB charger for the camera battery has a dc to dc voltage booster in it, to bump the 5v input upto 8-9v to be able to charge the 7.4V batteries.

    5v 20w folding panel

    USB charger for camera battery (with two batteries)

    USB charger for camera battery (without batteries)
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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    The other thing to make the batteries last longer is don't use the screen on the back. Use the viewfinder as much as possible and avoid playback of videos.
    With useing the viewfinder and minimal video playback I got a battey for my sx50 to last a week and got 1 hour of video. Using the screen and playback about 15min is all I get with a SX-50.
    Something not right there mate. I always use the screen when taking pics, or mostly filming video actually. I get way longer than that on a battery. Have you tried various batteries in it?

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    Yep tried the factory one that came with it and 2 aftermarket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Yep tried the factory one that came with it and 2 aftermarket.
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    Ok so tried S60 beside a redfield 20-60 x80 looking at a building at 1.5 k away. You can see the picket fence gaps and count then with the scope easy on the camera 65x optical it looked like a solid fence. If I went to the full digital 130x zoom it was close to the spotter but not quite there. So are the cameras using a different scale for measuring magnification? Two other people looked and we all agreed there was no comparison. Only avantage with the camera was the stablization and a bigger feild of view because of the lower magnification

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post

    Might buy the camera when I get there as it should be cheaper.



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    Quote Originally Posted by shift14 View Post
    Pay to check prices, I bought one yesty from PB Tech...$545.00.

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    Cheers. I have some US dollars from tips that I have had for a while so will burn them up over there.
    But if I see a better deal here I will jump on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Cheers. I have some US dollars from tips that I have had for a while so will burn them up over there.
    But if I see a better deal here I will jump on it.

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