Ok, so I have the new Canon EOS T4i, and what always bugs me about these LP-E8 chargers is the long cord that's messy to pack up. A while back Kay shared this tip with the Canon T2i chargers, and it still applies to the Canon T3i and Canon T4i. If you had just a few of these chargers, you can see how messy those long cords would be on a single power strip. This little tip keeps things easy and neat, and easy to pack up. These plug adapters for Apple chargers can be found for about $3 bucks + Free Prime Shipping (Click Here).
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This is a great idea.
I just got my T4i, and was disappointed with the cord, which was not needed for the T1i charger that plugged directly into the wall.
I wonder what Canon was thinking.
You can also use the prongs off of the power brick that comes with the zi8 (TESA5G1) Unfourtunatly I can't find the prongs alone, but the whole brick costs as low as 7 bucks on ebay if you want a free usb charger as well. The prong is also black, so it looks nicer.
@Martin Calvi - No. The LCD turns off and the touch screen is disabled when you have an external monitor.
Another question I have about the T4i (and I'm guessing the answer is a big NO)... Does the LCD stay on when connecting an external HDMI monitor?
@Marcus V Warner - I tested it myself, and I don't think it's doing a 'clean' HDMI that can be recorded pixel by pixel. I'm still experiencing overlays.
Marcus V Warner
Have you done any testing of the clean out on the hdmi yet? Thats right... Clean 1080p output signal on the hdmi output.
One thing no one has mentioned or seem to have tested... Does it drop resolution once you hit record?
Thy looks like a great idea......but notice how many negative reviews there are about it NOT working!
Wow great tip Emm, I might have to get one.
Nice, love these tips..thanks Emm.
Yeah, I've done this one, then I take the long cord from the Canon Charger, and use it on the ipad USB charger. It's helpful when you need the longer cord going from the iPad to the Couch.
Wow awesome idea, I never would have thought. It's annoying when the long cord gets in the way in a small camera case. Will try this out!