B&H has sent out an email to customers who recently purchased Nikon EN-EL15b batteries. Nikon Rumors posted a screenshot of the email, which states that they received a “subpar” batch of batteries, and as they have no way to know which customers received which batteries, they’re sending out replacements to everybody, and advising that you safely discard the ones you have received.
The Chargetech 124K is a beast of a power station with a 124,000mAh battery
Is that a power bank in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? That was my first thought when I was introduced to this beast delivering over 462Wh of power. That’s right, 124,800mAh at 3.7V.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love power. I always have a Xiaomi 20,000mAh in my backpack and I’ll take an Omni 20 or Ultimate out for production, but this… this is far beyond any photographer’s wildest dreams.
DJI Matrice 200 drones are crashing due to faulty batteries, DJI says
DJI has recently confirmed that some of the Matrice 200 drones are randomly falling out of the sky. The drones lose power mid-flight despite the indicator showing that there’s more battery life. And after investigating the issue, it turns out that the problem is in faulty batteries.
Everything you need to know about flying with Li-ion batteries and TSA restrictions
Since the Samsung Galaxy’s exploding battery issue, people have become concerned about flying with Lithium-Ion batteries. TSA has some restrictions when it comes to carrying them on a plane, and it can be confusing and frustrating if you need to travel for a photo shoot. In this video, Jay P. Morgan shares plenty of useful information that will help you prepare your batteries for a flight and arrive happily and safely to your shooting destination.
How to use your camera in extremely cold conditions so it does not freeze to death
If there’s anyone who should teach you about shooting in some of the coldest, most inhospitable places on the planet, it should be filmmaker and photographer Anthony Powell. Apart from working on T.V. shows such as BBC’s Frozen Planet, he also created the documentary Antarctica: A Year On Ice which has won dozens of awards worldwide. In this informative video, the New Zealander filmmaker and photographer shares how he keeps his equipment working even in sub-zero temperatures. [Read More…]
Apple now lets you choose whether you want to slow down your phone
After Apple admitted it has been slowing down old iPhones, many users were left furious. Now the company’s doing what it probably should have done much earlier – making the “power management” feature optional.
Apple: “we are sorry for slowing down your phone, we’ll replace your battery for $29”
After infuriating the users all over the world by slowing down their iPhones, Apple is now trying to make up for their mistake. They have issued a letter of apology, saying that there’s been a lot of misunderstanding about the issue. As compensation, they are offering a discount on iPhone battery replacement during the entire 2018.
Camera battery explosion causes panic at Orlando National Airport
On Friday, 10 November, the passengers at Orlando International Airport were in a panic after hearing what appeared to be a loud gunshot. As it turned out – it was actually a camera lithium ion battery that overheated and exploded in a passenger’s bag.
After an investigation, the Orlando Police Department announced there was no danger for the passengers and the airport staff. Still, the explosion caused panic and fear, as well as dozens of delayed flights.
Nikon recalls popular batteries over potential heating & melting issues
The Nikon EN-EL15 battery has been used in most of Nikon’s mid-range cameras since the release of the D7000. It’s still used in many of today’s popular Nikon DSLRs including the D500, D610, D750 and D810. Now Nikon have issued a voluntary recall on the EN-EL15 battery. It’s due to a short circuit that may potentially cause them to overheat and melt.
Now, don’t worry, your cameras probably aren’t likely to turn into a Galaxy Note 7. Nikon say that there only 7 confirmed incidents worldwide, so far. So, this is a voluntary recall. But, if you do have an affected battery, it sounds like it’s worth sending it in.
Profoto recalls B1X battery ten days after release
It’s been only ten days since Profoto released their B1X strobe, and now they are recalling the battery unit due to “potential safety issue.” This recall doesn’t affect the strobe, but only the battery. However, it doesn’t only concern the battery, but also affects any B1X kits you might have bought. Profoto has issued the recall notice with more details about the issue and the information what to do.
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