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Old 08-13-08, 07:10 AM   #1
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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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Old 08-13-08, 08:00 AM   #2
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Hi I'm a photographer too what type of camera/battery??

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Old 08-13-08, 08:03 AM   #3
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I'll have my Nikon d200 with an EN-EL3e 7.4V 1600MA battery. Yourself?
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Old 08-13-08, 07:08 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 08-14-08, 11:25 PM   #6
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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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