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    Recharging camera batteries on the road

    I am planning on doing a cross-Eurasia trip in about 4 months and am a photographer. I have to keep a li-ion battery charged while being without access to power. What are my options on my bike? Can I charge that kind of battery with a hand-crank, is there some sort of system i can hook up to the bike to generate power, or do I got solar? Thank you kindly.

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    Hi I'm a photographer too what type of camera/battery??

    Jon

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    I'll have my Nikon d200 with an EN-EL3e 7.4V 1600MA battery. Yourself?

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    Lots of threads/discussion about generator hubs used for charging batteries. Carry extra batteries.
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    I would recommend that you buy a couple of extra Li-Ion Batteries for your camera.
    If it's a DSLR, you'll probably get 400-500 shots per battery life.

    You can pick up Generics for just about any camera from B & H Photo in NYC.

    Even if it's a P&S camera, there are still Generic batteries available.

    I have a Pentax K20D and when I travel, I carry three extra batteries with me.

    Ed
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    great, thanks for the help. I didn't know about generator hubs and am checking them out now.

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    My SLR doesn't need batteries.
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