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#1 Joseph Hutson

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:37 PM

I hate to be asking such a newbie question, but that's just what I am...a newbie.

I am looking at getting a Flyer LE from BH and need to decide which power option I will go with.

Does it really matter which power option I choose or does it depend on the camera I use with it?

The battery powers only the monitor, while your camera uses it's standard batteries, correct?

Which is the most popular battery solution?

Thanks for shedding some light on the matter, and again I apologize for such a newbie question. ;)

Thanks again!
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#2 Erwin Landau

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 06:01 AM

It depends very much on your budget and what cameras you are going to power.

If you buy batteries that will not power your camera of choice, you did the wrong decision...
If you run out of power before the end of the day, you did the wrong decision...

You have to ask yourself the following:

- What battery style will run all my equipment and the cameras that I will be using?
(Not all Cameras come with a battery, or the onboard battery is pushing you over the weight limit... so you have to be able to power them from your rig)
- What style is common in my market?
(Anton Bauer Gold Mount, Sony V-mount, Paglocks)
- How much money can or will I be spending?
(how many batteries, how many chargers)

All these questions are very subjective and nobody can make that decision for you.

Some like the AB Dionics, some like the Endura or Power Cubes, some like something else...

Do the research and find the set up that fits your operating style and budget.


Good luck.
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