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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · charging Sony A7RII battery while shooting tethered?


I was under the impression that the Sony A7RII could be used shooting tethered while the battery is getting charged at the same time. However, this does not seem to work for me. When shooting tethered (thus being hooked on my laptop or iMac through the USB) my battery still gets drained, although I do have a feeling it drains at a slower rate then normal. And, when the battery is completely drained, the camera does seem to keep working...

Is this to be expected or is there perhaps something wrong with my camera?




Sep 14, 2017 at 03:07 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · charging Sony A7RII battery while shooting tethered?


Yes it does not charge tethered


Sep 14, 2017 at 03:10 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · charging Sony A7RII battery while shooting tethered?


Oh... bummer... But it it will keep working after the battery is completely drained? Or will it shut down at some point?


Sep 14, 2017 at 04:01 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · charging Sony A7RII battery while shooting tethered?


It will shutdown.


Sep 16, 2017 at 08:10 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · charging Sony A7RII battery while shooting tethered?


Just to clarify, the A7RII will shoot with a USB battery charger attached, and it will draw power from the USB charger via the USB port.


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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · charging Sony A7RII battery while shooting tethered?


You could try using a dummy battery connected to the mains power (or battery power bank) and also tethering to your computer.



Sep 16, 2017 at 09:09 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · charging Sony A7RII battery while shooting tethered?


Before I bought the A7RII I read dozens of reviews and articles about it. One of them was one the B&H website

In the 6te tip, they wrote "...but it will allow you to keep the camera charged up by using a simple USB Power Pack, or when you have it tethered to a computer"







I guess this info was incorrect....



Sep 16, 2017 at 09:51 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · charging Sony A7RII battery while shooting tethered?


No battery charging while tethering in either the A7, A7ii or A7rii. Pretty annoying when you pair that with the cruddy battery life if you do a lot of studio work. Only workaround is to connect an AC adapter through the battery compartment.

If you do a lot of tethered work, I'd recommend using a dslr.



Sep 20, 2017 at 07:50 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · charging Sony A7RII battery while shooting tethered?


There are USB to FW50 adapters that will let you power the camera directly from a USB battery or wall charger.


Sep 20, 2017 at 10:45 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · charging Sony A7RII battery while shooting tethered?


I am shooting tehered pretty frequently. And although it is a bit of a bummer, it won't stop me from shooting with my A7RII in the studio ;-) I am using a battery grip now. Not even because of the battery usage, but because I needed a wireless radio controlled remote. Still, I can put in 2 batteries at the time and I own 6 batteries in total. So I got myself covererd ;-)


Sep 20, 2017 at 09:55 PM







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