Canon Rebel battery life

Discussion in 'Canon' started by dmtaurus, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. dmtaurus

    dmtaurus Guest

    I have a Canon Rebel 35mm that is about 12 years old. It has always
    worked good. But recently it has begun to really use the battery
    power. I bought a battery for it several months ago and shot about one
    roll of film. And most of the pictures did not use the flash. I am
    diligent to turn the dial selector to the "off" position when I am not
    using it. The battery brands I've been buying are Evereadys and
    Duracells. Is there a problem with this camera model that anyone might
    be aware of?
     
    dmtaurus, Aug 18, 2004
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  2. dmtaurus

    Doug Krause Guest

    Some Elan IIs have a problem where some brands of battery will
    run out very quickly or cause really weird malfunctions. Some-
    thing to do with the length of the battery. Maybe the Rebel
    is similar?

    I ended up solving the problem with my Elan II by buying the
    BP-50 battery pack. Haven't had a glitch since then.
     
    Doug Krause, Aug 19, 2004
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  3. dmtaurus

    dmtaurus Guest

    What is the BP-50 battery pack? I'm not familiar with it.
     
    dmtaurus, Aug 20, 2004
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  4. dmtaurus

    Doug Krause Guest

    First, let me say that I don't know if the BP-50 will work
    with the Rebel.

    The BP-50 is an external battery pack and vertical grip for
    the Elan II. It is L shaped. Part of the L goes directly
    into the battery compartment of the Elan. The other part
    of the L goes snug against the bottom of the camera (this
    part becomes the vertical grip when you hold the camera
    sideways.)

    Another feature of the BP-50 is that it can take either the
    standard 2CR5 battery or 4 AAs.

    Very nice accesory and completely solved my Elan II's battery
    problems.
     
    Doug Krause, Aug 20, 2004
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