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    EOS3--battery?

    Does the EOS3 use a battery? If so, which kind and how many? I just got an EOS3 but I left it home and can't check. Thanks.

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    It needs a "2CR5".
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    Quote Originally Posted by film_man View Post
    It needs a "2CR5".
    Thanks. Will this one work? Is that the right battery?

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    That looks like the right battery. I have a Pentax that also uses a 2CR5. I've not tried a rechargeable 2CR5 though. Mine currently has an alkaline battery in it.
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    Rechargeable 2CR5 (and others) have a poor reputation for use in cameras. If you want to save money get the Battery grip and good rechargeable AAs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ath View Post
    Rechargeable 2CR5 (and others) have a poor reputation for use in cameras. If you want to save money get the Battery grip and good rechargeable AAs.
    +1 to this. I used a rechargable 2cr5 in my eos5 and it didn't last long at all. Plus the recharger isn't that well built. For the cash outlayed on the recharge setup its actually cheaper to buy normal 2cr5's. I have both Duracell Ultras and Energiser 2cr5s and they last ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wagg View Post
    +1 to this. I used a rechargable 2cr5 in my eos5 and it didn't last long at all.
    Thanks. I ended up buying reguar Energizer batteries. Not the rechargeable kind.

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    Good choice. Regular batteries last for plenty of time in my EOS3.

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    I have had bad experiences with Energizer rechargeable batteries. I have the battery pack on my EOS 3 and with 8 Eneloop AA batteries it has been 6 months since I have seen any drop in charge. 2-4 rolls a week. Lot of the times I "forget" to turn it off.
    Last edited by dances_w_clouds; 08-01-2012 at 06:50 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dances_w_clouds View Post
    I have had bad experiences with Energizer rechargeable batteries.
    The one I bought is not rechargeable.

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