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mazza1967

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Goodbye to My Canon M5
« on: September 15, 2017, 10:21:17 AM »
I have just traded I'm my M5 having got a 6dMK11 body and a 16-35 L series 2.8 to add to my original 6d and collection of Art Sigma Lenses , 2 full frame bodies will easily keep my happy for many years ,My Final decision being based on 3 things first the battery life I found this a real pain and I whilst i enjoyed the small body and portability the pain of  constantly having a battery charging found me with 3 batteries 2 with me one constantly on charge for when I got back home usualy with both flat from not that many shots and Secondly not being able to get my Godox Flash to work consistantly with my Godox studio kit which meant it was not being used not a canon issue but for me a real pain
and despite many update from Godox to try and make it work.  I like some of the features of Mirror system but I think the battery life for me was the Killer

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Goodbye to My Canon M5
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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 01:36:23 PM »
Shame. I like my M5.

BTW, what were you using to charge the M5's batteries? Full-stops?*  ;D
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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 01:41:57 PM »
You must shoot more than I do.  I've not run into a situation yet where 2 batteries didn't handle a days shooting with my M5.  I'm getting 300-400 pictures per fully charged battery depending on how much I'm using the LCD.  I normally take 3 batteries with me (1 in camera and 2 in the bag), and I haven't needed the 3rd battery yet.
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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 02:11:16 PM »
I just don't get more than a 100 or so shots per charge.  The M5 was sent back to Canon but they sent it back the next day that it was fine.
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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 02:31:45 PM »
I just don't get more than a 100 or so shots per charge.  The M5 was sent back to Canon but they sent it back the next day that it was fine.

Wow, 100 is bad.  Is this with different batteries?
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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2017, 03:01:29 PM »
I just don't get more than a 100 or so shots per charge.  The M5 was sent back to Canon but they sent it back the next day that it was fine.

Wow, 100 is bad.  Is this with different batteries?

Do you have Eco mode turned on?

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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2017, 03:36:30 PM »
Sure the battery doesn't last as long in my M3 as on my 6D, but that's not a reason I'd sell the camera. I spent 3 weeks walking through the Alps and couldn't rely on power, so I took 3 spare batteries. They are small and I never needed more than two in a day.
The M5 is very different to the 6D, of course, including being much smaller. I'm pleased I didn't have my 6D plus 24-105 on the hike. But the 6D is much better for events.
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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2017, 04:08:34 PM »
I like some of the features of Mirror system but I think the battery life for me was the Killer

No wonder. Battery life was one of the reasons I said goodbye to my a7r2.

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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2017, 04:14:16 PM »
So far, I've been surprised that the battery in my SL2 has been lasting so long.  I was planning to buy a couple spares, but, so far, I've only recharged the battery once, maybe twice.

On the other hand, the battery that came with my 5D MK IV seems to have a short life, the second one I bought lasts longer.

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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2017, 06:07:03 PM »
I just don't get more than a 100 or so shots per charge.  The M5 was sent back to Canon but they sent it back the next day that it was fine.

Wow, 100 is bad.  Is this with different batteries?

I have 2 Canon and 2 3rd party batteries.  I use eco mode and every setting I can find to lower power consumption.
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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2017, 06:46:08 PM »
The compact design of the M5 with the guts of an 80D(basically) has it's tradeoffs .  Something as small as the M5 will not have room for a high capacity battery- pure fact.  I bought an extra battery for mine but only used it once.  Actually, I'm surprised how well it does considering how long the LCD screen stays on. 
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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2017, 07:59:19 PM »
The compact design of the M5 with the guts of an 80D(basically) has it's tradeoffs .  Something as small as the M5 will not have room for a high capacity battery- pure fact.  I bought an extra battery for mine but only used it once.  Actually, I'm surprised how well it does considering how long the LCD screen stays on.

On an 80D or 6DII, 2 batteries will run an entire work day running tethered, wifi, or LCD liveview (though the LCD will annoyingly shut off), or HDMI.  I always take at least three, and have never needed to go into the third unless one was accidentally half-charged.

When the battery starts flashing low power, I can probably still get 100 pictures off :D  I shot for 2 hours after work today, on the lake, and took at least a couple hundred photos on the last bar of battery (almost no liveview or LCD).  I had a spare, but never had to crack it open.

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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2017, 08:25:48 PM »
Has anyone compared Eco Mode vs not?  Heading to Italy for a few days with my M6, will bring two charged batteries, but need to decide whether or not to pack the charger.  It'll be my daytime/backup camera, as I'll have my 1D X along (and I know one fully charged battery will be sufficient, I won't even bother with the second battery, much less the charger). 
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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2017, 08:25:48 PM »

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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2017, 08:47:13 PM »
Like the original M, one of the biggest battery savers is to turn Continuous AF off. 
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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2017, 12:29:39 AM »
Don't know about the M5, but 2 batteries has been often enough for me for a day's shooting with the M6 (as well as the M I had before). In my experience, unless I have the LCD continuously on, even one battery is enough from time to time.

I do turn continuous focus and AI Servo off (two major battery drains).


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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2017, 12:29:39 AM »