+lostinjersey Posted July 8, 2004 Share Posted July 8, 2004 ... give more advanced warning on when the batteries are low. I have the same complaint about cell phones, digital cameras and almost anything else requiring batteries. Why, ogh lord, why do such devices always warn you with maybe TEN SECONDS left that your batteries are low? Why do they give that warning when you have enough juice for maybe 5 pictures. or only 3 minutes left before the GPS dies. or your cell phone dies. If you don't have spare batteries you're done. I was hunting Bergen County Parks, a 4 stage multi which i had already grabed parts 1 & 2 of, took forever to find stage 3 and then it died before I got to stage 4. 400 ft away!!!! cameras are the same thing. Its not as if you can be selective about your remaining picture taking either. you've got 5 pictures left. why can't they warn you when you're at.. say... 10% battery life? that way if your camer can take 250 pictures, you've at least got 25 shots left... I was in Niagara falls and my wife & I took a helicopter ride over the falls, and I sat in front with the 35mm camera. I had 2 rolls of film as spare (and did the fastest change of film in history!) but I also had the spare batteries. My wife gets 6 pictures and POOF! dead camera. I could pass the batteries back to her so we had to rely solely on my shots, which were good and I like them, but she could've been just rolling off the pictures L & R, but no, that wasn't to be. I said it then and I say it now. it didn't matter. How could I get myself mad over this when I was 1/2 a mile above one of the most majestic waterfalls in the world? It would've interfered with my ability to take pictures and enjoy the flight, and then I'd >really< have reason to be mad at myself for allowing my trip to be spoiled. So in this case it was a big deal that wasn't. and i take full credit for knowing that the batteries always go at the worst moment, so I have spares, but I wasn't forward thinking enough to say "hey I've take a bunch of pictures, how about changing the batteries?" or at least giving the spares to my wife. So I do take credit. and today I didn't have my belly bag. no belly bag today = no spares to change out on the gps. so its my own fault, yes. But it still annoys me that theres so little warning. Quote Link to comment
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