AlanF said:I just don't get more than a 100 or so shots per charge. The M5 was sent back to Canon but they sent it back the next day that it was fine.
I just finished a day of shooting with my M5 and 18-150 and 22. 428 shots on a single battery and the indicator shows its 50% (the indicator is not very accurate and usually optimistic), I think the battery is pretty much drained. We attended an outdoor festival and later took the kids to a park. I mostly shoot with my EVF, but did some over my head and down-low shooting with the LCD. I was in Servo, high speed continuous whole time and mostly had continuous AF off, but did turn it on twice for limited periods of time.AlanF said:I have Continuous AF turned off but leave AI Servo on. Is that really a major drain as well? If so, off it goes.Act444 said:Don't know about the M5, but 2 batteries has been often enough for me for a day's shooting with the M6 (as well as the M I had before). In my experience, unless I have the LCD continuously on, even one battery is enough from time to time.
I do turn continuous focus and AI Servo off (two major battery drains).
I've found continuous AF to be the biggest battery drain, so I am always judicious with its use. If you leave you camera on with continuous AF active, the camera will burn through the battery very quickly.