Buy camera batteries: what we offer and tips on how to extend the battery life
Here at 3D Broadcast we sell the very best quality when it comes to purchasing professional camera batteries such as the industry standard V-lock batteries and Sony L series batteries. We also sell all of the relevant accessories you’ll need to commit to a full and productive day of shooting, including all of the possible mounting options required to make your rig easier to setup quickly and efficiently, and the charging units so you are able to charge more than one battery at a time, thus gaining ample amounts of charging potential within one small unit.
All of the camera battery and accessories are designed to really keep you operating without a hitch as a professional need to. Furthermore, with the sheer amount of accessories we sell, which currently stands at 233 types, you won’t ever need worry about how long your batteries will last either.
If you want to buy professional camera batteries, we sell professional batteries and accessories from some of the most reputable manufacturers in the industry including: Anton, Hawk-Woods, IDX, PAG, Sony, and Swit. This is in order to cater to every type of camera an operator or DP will need to function efficiently throughout the day without any technical downtime.
When you have to buy camera batteries, you’ll want to do your best to keep them that way. Here a few tips you should keep handy (or give to your assistant) to the most out of them and keep them running for years to come.
To start off with, it seems pretty clear but can be easily overlooked, and that is TURN OFF YOUR CAMERA WHEN IT’S NOT IN USE! Especially cameras devoid of a viewfinder as they always make use of their digital display which needs power and they can drain your batteries pretty fast if left on during any downtime.
See in your mind's eye, your shot in advance. With huge storage space on memory cards nowadays, professional photographers can take multiple pictures on an impulse. While the images can later be organised, every picture is significant, and it could very well be your last for the day if the battery dies. So make sure your composition and set up is correct and you have a good idea of what you are trying to accomplish before turning the camera on.
During the cold weather, when you buy your nice new professional batteries, they can still drop their power quite rapidly, as you are probably aware with your car in the winter, it’s simply physics. Well the same applies with all batteries. A simple tip is to keep your professional batteries inside your house when they’re not in use. If your camera isn’t in a warm place keep them in a warm insulated pouch, or better yet, keep them on your body so you can keep them warm personally if you’re out and about.
For those cameras that have an image steadying option, keep it turned off it you can, especially if it’s on a tripod for obvious reasons. As with autofocus, the battery is drained from continually moving bits inside of the lens to compensate for a shaky hand, and this is why it’s far more power saving to turn it off when it’s not needed. Hopefully your professional rig will have some shock absorbent material anyway to absorb some of the impact from your body movement.