Here’s something that could be quite useful: A dual charger for our favourite batteries that costs half of the real thing. The name Polaroid sounds familiar but I’m not sure this is really made by Polaroid? They did put their name on it, but the user reviews on Amazon are not very promising.
If you’re based in the US you can get this charger here among many other battery reseller sites. You’ll have to Google those.
And if you’re into quality and money isn’t an issue, then you can be sure the freakishly expensive stuff for hdslr is always around the corner around the corner.
Turbo Charger by Dolgin, full charge in under 2 hours. $394
[UPDATE]: More user feedback is coming in to warn us about this product. User guyeye says:”
I have this charger (…) I can charge two LP-E6 batteries, one after another with the Canon single charger in less than HALF the time this pile-o-crap charges them…”
(See full comment in the comments.)
In the course of our NAB 2011 coverage I’ve reported about the very affordable Jag35 wireless remote follow focus and their thumb focus system. But these guys have even more interesting stuff for us:
Here’s the JAG35 batterypack. It seems like they sell a 4600 mAh version for $249 and a bigger model with 9200 mAh at $400.
To power a Canon DSLR that runs P-E6 batteries (7D, 5D, 60D) you’ll also need an adapter for $79. A cable to connect and power a Zoom H4n will cost another $19.99
And if you don’t have a free baseplate or other mounting solution you’ll probably also wanna check out their dslr stand ($79) that will attach the batterypack to your rails.
This batterypack can also power your JAG35 remote focus gears.