Batteries!Power! Virtually all modern cameras require a power source, and even mechanical cameras get their power from springs. So, where are some online places where power-hungry photographers can go to get more power at the best price? Try these sources:
- http://www.thomas-distributing.com This website is the best source I've found for Maha chargers, with competitive pricing on AA Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries. The Maha chargers are very highly regarded by many (although not all) photographers as some of the best chargers around.
- http://www.botac.com If you happen to use a camera that's powered by disposable CR123 lithium batteries, this is the best and cheapest source for those batteries I've found, with lithiums running at $1 to $1.25 each. Compare that to $8.99 for one battery at the local drugstore!
- http://www.bugeyedigital.com This website features the Power2000 series of NiMH chargers, which I've found are good for travel. While not as fast charging as the Maha chargers, the Power 2000 chargers are compact, have folding outlet prongs, and charge each battery independently. So you can charge an odd number of batteries!
- http://www.batterybarn.com This website has a decent listing for those point and shoot cameras which use proprietary batteries. And it has a high rating on resellerratings.com.
And if readers have other suggestions--leave comments and I'll check out the sites!