Battery Tips for Mirrorless Photography

AA.bats Today’s Post by Joe Farace


Gear Tip of the Week: Batteries are a necessary part of every photographer’s life but keeping them in blister packs take up lots of space in a camera bag. Taking them out of the packs and letting them bang around into one another in your bag is an even worse idea because it’s a recipe for sparks or worse.

What’s a photographer to do with all these loose batteries? I’ve found that Lightware Direct’s inexpensive battery caddies are the perfect answer for my battery storage requirements.


These handy caddies let you organize, store, protect and carry your batteries in the safest possible way. Each caddy is compact, protects the batteries and better yet is easy to get a single battery out of the caddy when you need you only need one. Originally designed for pilots, I’ll bet photographers, especially anybody using speedlights such as Nissin’s i40, will find them an invaluable storage solution. The caddies protect the ends of the batteries from damage and the batteries can be taken out of the carrier with one hand making it easy to use when you are in a hurry to get the next shot.

The Lightware Direct battery caddies are available in three different sizes and configurations for AA or AAA batteries. The 12-pack AA version only costs $6.95. The six-pack AAA version is just $4.95 as is the four-pack AA version for those who want to keep their batteries in speedlight-sized modules. Check’em out!