Is camera battery life impacted by lens used?

2 months 3 weeks ago #664833 by Chase Audate
Am I right that video will draw more power consumption than shooting stills?  What about using a larger lens vs smaller lens, will the larger lens draw more power because the autofocus motors require more juice?


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2 months 3 weeks ago #664836 by Nikon Shooter
Yes you are, video drains more but not the lenses.

In terms of AF, only a small group of glasses needs to
be moved, a very different situation with zooming.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #664840 by effron
Or yes and yes.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #664844 by Chase Audate
I'm sorry, but your answers are conflicting, or I'm interpreting them wrong.  Does a larger lens draw more battery juice than smaller lens?  

Thanks guys!


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2 months 3 weeks ago #664846 by effron
Yes, of course.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #664854 by Nikon Shooter
Not noticeably! A normal lens will only move a small
group of glass but, though larger, a 600 mm ƒ4 like
mine will not use much more since the moved parts
are still in a small group.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #664857 by garyrhook
The question, as posed, had nothing to do with scale. It was a yes/no question, and the answer is that a larger lens will have to do more work. It will therefore require more power.

Had the OP asked whether the difference was noticeable, then the answer would be "probably not."


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2 months 3 weeks ago #664859 by Nikon Shooter
I am sure the OP was/is not interested in mV!
So, I stay with not noticeable!

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2 months 3 weeks ago #664866 by Shadowfixer1
The question is too broad to answer. Things like speed of the lens, which type focusing motor a particular lens uses, etc. raise a lot of variables. If the camera body focus sensitivity isn't very good a slow lens will focus hunt and focus slower using more battery. A faster lens will generally focus quicker but that depends on which type of focusing motor is used. The question can't be answered unless you specify between specific lenses. Image stabilization will burn through a battery much quicker than a non stabilized lens. That point becomes moot if the body has IBIS. There is no answer without specifics.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #664869 by effron
So everybody is correct.....:P

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2 months 3 weeks ago #664900 by Mason Latka
Unless it's a big 1000mm NASA approved lens :rofl:


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