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PCM-madison

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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2017, 08:35:34 PM »
I have not had my M5 long enough to have an example of a time when I used the battery to empty, but so far battery life has not been an issue for me. As an example, I went to a local wetland photographing wildlife today with my M5 + M to EF adaptor + EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 L IS USM lens. Camera settings were mostly continuous AF off, servo focus used with single point or tracking, eco mode on, high speed continuous shooting on. I always composed with the EVF. I occasionally used the back screen to check images and histogram. I took 733 photos and downloaded them to my computer on this battery charge, and my battery charge indicator on the camera still indicates a full battery. I will keep shooting on this battery charge and report back when I have a total picture count.

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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2017, 08:35:34 PM »

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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2017, 09:19:08 AM »
I took 733 photos and downloaded them to my computer on this battery charge, and my battery charge indicator on the camera still indicates a full battery. I will keep shooting on this battery charge and report back when I have a total picture count.

That's encouraging.  I'm headed to Italy for four days next week, I'm going to take two batteries for the M6 and one for my 1D X, and I probably will not take the chargers. 
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PCM-madison

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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2017, 04:45:02 PM »
I was able to take another 677 photos on this battery charge. Final total 1410 photos on one charge of my M5 OEM battery.

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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2017, 05:00:05 PM »
I was able to take another 677 photos on this battery charge. Final total 1410 photos on one charge of my M5 OEM battery.

Nothing like it since 5000 were fed by 5 loaves and two fishes on the mount.
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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2017, 06:25:49 PM »
I was able to take another 677 photos on this battery charge. Final total 1410 photos on one charge of my M5 OEM battery.

Please let us know your settings.  Are you shooting bursts? One shot at a time?

I have taken a total of 1198 shots with my M5.  I am not sure if I have recharged the battery 3 or 4 times, so getting somewhere between 250-400 shots per charge.  Shooting one shot, with EVF and with Eco mode on.

PCM-madison

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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2017, 09:36:45 PM »
I was mostly shooting with my M5 + M to EF adaptor + EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 L IS USM lens. Camera settings were mostly continuous AF off, servo focus used with single point or tracking, eco mode on, high speed continuous shooting on. I always composed with the EVF. I occasionally used the back screen to check images and histogram. I was photographing wildlife, mainly wetland birds such as osprey, great blue herons, northern shovelers, wood ducks, pied billed grebes, sandhill cranes, etc. Because the subjects were at similar distances, the lens elements did not have to move much to focus between most shots. I was also shooting bursts of frames with high speed continuous shooting where there was minimal movement of elements for focusing. I'm sure these factors helped conserve battery power.

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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2017, 02:53:14 PM »
I got a used M5 a month ago to take on a 11 day trip to Austria & Germany. In the past, I have used the M and M3, but was unhappy with the auto focus. I was about to give up on the M-Series, but decided on giving the M5 a try. It came with the 18-150 mm lens.

I really enjoyed using the M5. I liked the auto focus better on the M5 than on the M3. It is still not as fast at my 7D2, but I'm not sure I really missed out on any pictures by using the M5. Personally, I would have preferred my 7D2, but it is heavy, especially with two extra lenses and accessories. I can carry the M5 and three EF-M lenses for maybe a little more than the weight of the 7D2 and an attached L lens. Also, the camera bag is about a third of the size of the one I use for my 7D2.

I had three batteries along on the trip. I would go through a battery and a half each day taking about 200 to 400 shots. One battery was charged every night. While I would have liked better battery performance, the picture quality and weight/size make the M5 a good choice for type of vacation. I am glad I bought it.

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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2017, 02:53:14 PM »

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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2017, 03:03:46 PM »
I have five or six LP-E17 batteries - I wouldn't want to go out without at least 2 spare charged.

I bought a cheap 'Neewer' brand USB charger that takes 2 LP-E17s and charges them both at once (you need a full power USB port for this).

Battery life is erratic. But I've also found that often when the red flashing low battery warning comes up it still has plenty of shots left in it until it dies. Depending on temperature to a great extent. And the usual trick of putting a discharged battery in your pocket to warm up for a few minutes is often enough to get those four or five urgent extra shots if everything is depleted.

I have the M3 (converted to IR), the M5 and the M6. I like them all.
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Re: Goodbye to My Canon M5
« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2017, 03:03:46 PM »