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    Default AA's w/ spares or li-ion w/ portable charger style camera?

    Would I be better served with a camera that uses 2-AA's and buying along the way or is it easy to find an available outlet for 2-4 hours to charge a li-ion battery at stops? I've read of people "stealth" charging, but, I'm wondering about the availability of public electrical outlets to thru-hikers in and around town...Thanks

    Basically, I have the choice they both weigh about the same amount (within 1 oz)
    Setup 1 - 5MP-3xzoom camera, 2 li-ions, travel charger--9.5oz
    setup 2 - 7.2MP-3xzoom camera, 2 AA's, Spare 2-AA's--10.4oz

    setup 1 obviously is cheaper b/c I don't have to "buy" but it does take 1-2hours to charge up the li-ion and an outlet of course...

    also--did anyone use a wide-angle lens for their landscape shots? Was it worth the 2-4ozs?
    Last edited by soulrebel; 11-25-2005 at 19:10.
    See ya when I get there.

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    I now use lithium batteries. In the digital camera I use, two AA lithiums will take well over 200 pictures.
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    With both options, you can bounce your charger. But, with AA's, you can usually buy additional batteries along the way.

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    I also used lithium AAs, and get about 300-400 photos. Not the most enviro-friendly, but it's nice to pop in the new ones, toss the old ones, and move on without having anything to keep track of locally. Takes about 20 seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soulrebel
    Would I be better served with a camera that uses 2-AA's and buying along the way or is it easy to find an available outlet for 2-4 hours to charge a li-ion battery at stops?




    WHy not buy 4 LITHIUM "Double A's" (they last TWICE as long) or buy 2
    RE-CHargeable "AA"s & purchase a SOLAR RECHARGER?

    http://store.sundancesolar.com/flsobachfor2.html

    CHEEP ENUFF!

    GO GREEN!:D
    see ya'll UP the trail!

    "Jaybird"

    GA-ME...
    "on-the-20-year-plan"

    www.trailjournals.com/Jaybird2013

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    Thanks all I did some more searching through the posts and found some pretty good info...

    Still considering the wide angle lens tho...
    See ya when I get there.

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