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1 hour ago, Andrew Reid said:

Maybe the battery door falling off is actually to tell us that the battery is at 5% and really must be changed now, even though the meter is showing full :)

..and the power consumption of the magnetic lock on the battery door would explain the battery life!! 😆😆😆

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1 hour ago, Andrew Reid said:

Maybe the battery door falling off is actually to tell us that the battery is at 5% and really must be changed now, even though the meter is showing full :)

Yeah, even the battery knows it is about to die and its pulling the ejector seat canopy.  After a second the battery will fly out the bottom, then release a parachute before it hits the ground.

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I don’t know what batteries you guys are using but the only one that is giving me problems is the one that came with the camera. When using it, the touchscreen stops working sometimes and I go from 100-shut off completely random. Where I can after a shut off turn it back on. Again, these problems are ONLY with the provided battery. Watson and Green Extreme batteries work perfectly fine for me. Kind of scared to continue to use the Bm battery. 

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8 minutes ago, Turboguard said:

I don’t know what batteries you guys are using but the only one that is giving me problems is the one that came with the camera. When using it, the touchscreen stops working sometimes and I go from 100-shut off completely random. Where I can after a shut off turn it back on. Again, these problems are ONLY with the provided battery. Watson and Green Extreme batteries work perfectly fine for me. Kind of scared to continue to use the Bm battery. 

My report is based on the one that BM supply.

Not ideal is it?

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12 minutes ago, BTM_Pix said:

My report is based on the one that BM supply.

Not ideal is it?

It was probably either that or not include a battery.  I guess at least this way you CAN use it untill you get proper canon batteries.

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21 minutes ago, MattH said:

It was probably either that or not include a battery.  I guess at least this way you CAN use it untill you get proper canon batteries.

I meant not ideal for BM as much as for me.

If its this erratic with the one they themselves supply then they are going to be in a wood for the trees scenario when it comes to getting to the bottom of the problem.

The stock - and correct - answer to any issues with power from BM (including potentially related issues such as intermittent problems with USB-C drives not always being mounted) would be to use their own battery as this is the one they develop and test against and they've lost that.

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41 minutes ago, BTM_Pix said:

I meant not ideal for BM as much as for me.

If its this erratic with the one they themselves supply then they are going to be in a wood for the trees scenario when it comes to getting to the bottom of the problem.

The stock - and correct - answer to any issues with power from BM (including potentially related issues such as intermittent problems with USB-C drives not always being mounted) would be to use their own battery as this is the one they develop and test against and they've lost that.

That would be the stock answer for a company like apple.  But BM are more like Linux. Open source.  canon batteries, apple codec, and they certainly couldnt say "use our lenses" either.

Though I agree its obviously not ideal.

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It is looking better by the day that now it is in the hands of some skilled people. Looks like a must buy if you are into a Cine look. Now for straight out of camera stuff for Docs, yeah probably the X-T3. But I am sure this can look good also.

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