Hmm, Lithium-ion got cheap. Admittedly, this seems to be one of the best deals out there and maybe the cel is crap, but I'm surprised at not being able to find discussions online about li-ion's suitability for film cameras. Cost used to be a reason for this, but now that it's not, are there others? Between the trouble flying with SLA's and NiMH's problems in the cold, I'm looking for reasons not to go with a lithium pack.
They're light, require the least maintenance, live longer than NiMH, can be packed in carry-on, and work in the cold. Voltage is more consistent too.
That 6800mAh pack would be more than enough. Were I to stick with lead acid, I'd go from the 7Ah I had to a 2-3Ah--even with the SLA's quick voltage drop-off, I never came close to needing a charge since I rarely shoot more than 500' in a day.
Please, ridicule this idea if I'm missing something.
If I'm not, I also found a reason to convert the Arri's variable and torque motors to 12v.
Edited by bexley, 30 September 2012 - 08:40 AM.