Most people know that feeling of panic which sets in when you’re out and your cellphone battery is about to die: Well, that’s just about the same feeling photographers get when they only have a few shots left on a dying battery and there’s no power, charger or extra battery to save the day! To avoid that gut-wrenching feeling, make sure you have one or two spare batteries and a spare charger.
When going to a place like the Kruger National Park, where access to power points is limited, packing a few extra batteries is advisable. A friend of mine knows that feeling of regret all to well – on safari in Botswana, she realised that she only packed the one battery in her camera and that it wasn’t even fully charged! With no extra batteries or a charger, she missed out on some spectacular shooting opportunities.
This brings us to Hähnel that has grown from strength to strength over the past 50 years as one of the leading manufacturers of power products for camcorders and digital cameras. They offer a large variety of batteries and chargers for camera brands like Canon, Nikon, Fuji and Sony and today we zoom in a little closer on their range of batteries and chargers.
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Hähnel employs modern battery technology. This means that their batteries make use of Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) technology, which due to their higher density ratio, lasts longer. Hähnel’s range of Extreme Batteries offers increased ultra-high capacity and extra durability in extreme conditions, and even boasts a shock-absorbing construction that can withstand a drop of up to 3 m.
- Longer lasting
- High performance
- High-quality Li-ion cells
- High energy density ratio
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Hähnel equips professional, stylish-looking chargers with features like intelligent charge control (which prolongs your batteries’ lifespan) and charge status indications. Hähnel’s ProCube DSLR charger can charge two batteries simultaneously and has intelligent fast intergraded circuit (IC) charge control with an LCD display so that you can see your charge progress. The Ultima Plus offers easy-to-use interchangeable battery plates and boasts the Fast Charge feature for charging your batteries within two hours.
- Charge Li-ion camera batteries
- Fast charge time of 1-2 hours
- Charge multiple batteries
- Temperature control to prevent overheating
- Safe & efficient charging
- Compact & stylish
Hähnel’s current bestseller is the HLX-EL15HP Extreme Nikon digital camera battery replacement for EN-EL15. This makes me think one of three things. Either Nikon shooters know that having extra batteries is a must, or they’re at the top of the loskop photographers’ list. Or, it can be that this battery-and-charger kit is just next level with amazing features wrapped up into a compact and trendy grey and orange package.
- Increased ultra-high capacity
- Extra durability
- Longer lasting
- Extra durable in extreme conditions
- 3m drop proof
- Shock absorbing
So, before preparing for that all-important wedding shoot or going on your next trip, keep in mind that one or two extra batteries and a charger are essential pieces of equipment to ensure that you don’t get stuck in ‘n sticky situation.