One in camera, one in grip and then a second for each perhaps? Might be doing a lot of video using liveviewWhy so many spare batteries? Do you plan many long trips to no-electricity areas?
People might be shocked but I never ever had a single spare battery for any of my cameras. In extreme cases I can see a need for one spare battery. But three?
Maybe you're right. I am only basing my comment on my experience and same as you I can get well over a 1000 shots on a single battery / charge.One in camera, one in grip and then a second for each perhaps? Might be doing a lot of video using liveview
I bought two spares for my D750 based on previous experience with cameras, but I can get well over 1000 shots with one battery so only ever needed one spare, but nice to have back up just in case
My Olly only gets around 250 shots per battery so I have 3 batteries for that too.
Well I was only speculatingMaybe you're right. I am only basing my comment on my experience and same as you I can get well over a 1000 shots on a single battery / charge.
Even when tethered (the camera is on constantly then) it lasts for hours. Just need to make sure it is well charged.
Shoot sports and your shot count will go up considerably
Shots. Depends on what the subject is really, but usually one or two keeper is enough to compose something usable.
Set the composition up, set the lights up, shoot a test shot (tethered of course). Start working on the set, add, remove light shooting tests. Once all is well. One final shot. Plus a couple with additional stuff to compose later in PS. If the shoot is not complicated you really don't have to shoot much (still takes a long time though, but it is mostly work on the set).
I could reduce the number of shots even further. Connect the camera straight to the TV / monitor using mini HDMI - HDMI cable. Enable live view and this way I don't even have to shoot that many test shots as I can see the results on the screen live. I usually can't be bothered with the though and just shoot tethered.
Don't get me wrong, if I do something with a splash for example I shoot hundreds... still one battery's enough though
Surely it depends on the type of shooting? With landscapes I might only take a handful, but sports it can be machine gun cityMaybe it comes from shooting film where each shot costs money, but I'm with adrian on this. I've always worked with the aim that you get it right first time every time and generally that works, though where I'm not certain I'll take 2 or 3 shots. Doing it this way saves both time and money, not to mention helps reduce wear & tear on your camera.
Some nice new kit there, though I could never go back to aps-c ever again. Even "fullframe" FX isn't enough now due to my lust for full 645 digital.
I can understand that, and tbh since I have an AF system I can rely on I do take less shots with sports. But I do still rattle some off some times as occasionally you'll get an expression or something that you'd otherwise have missed. Each to their own and all thatNope not even with sports for me. Sure I'll take more shots than I would with a landscape obviously as it's a different pace but I've never used continuous high as personally, I feel it takes the challenge and fun out of it. Heck I shoot most telephoto stuff with a manual focus lens which is even more of a challenge. It feels far more rewarding nailing a good shot on it's own like that rather than picking the best frame from what is essentially a low fps video.
Don't worry snerks, I agree with you.I can understand that, and tbh since I have an AF system I can rely on I do take less shots with sports. But I do still rattle some off some times as occasionally you'll get an expression or something that you'd otherwise have missed. Each to their own and all that