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chesterdawg Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jul 2010Tue 22-Jan-13 06:46 PM
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"Battery(s)?"


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My D7000 has arrived, haven't opened yet.
I may use AA in the grip as I have many Eneloops.
My ? is do I need to keep the Nikon battery in the camera or will the AAs do the trick?

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four eighty sparky Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Apr 2011Tue 22-Jan-13 07:41 PM
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#1. "RE: Battery(s)?"
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AFAIK, you must have batteries in both the body and the grip for the camera to even function.

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chesterdawg Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jul 2010Tue 22-Jan-13 07:42 PM
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#2. "RE: Battery(s)?"
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Commerce, US
          

I wish it were like the D90 with 2 Nikon batteris in the grip. It uses one first then the next.

Oh well I guess I'll figure it out.

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aroysdon Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Aug 2010Tue 22-Jan-13 07:53 PM
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#3. "RE: Battery(s)?"
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The D7000 will function with a battery in the grip only. There is a setting in the menu for choosing which battery is used first. I keep mine set to use the one in the grip first. Enjoy your new camera.

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four eighty sparky Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Apr 2011Tue 22-Jan-13 09:37 PM
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#4. "RE: Battery(s)?"
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>The D7000 will function with a battery in the grip only.
>There is a setting in the menu for choosing which battery is
>used first. I keep mine set to use the one in the grip first.
>Enjoy your new camera.

Mine is set up that way, but if I take the battery out of the camera, it won't turn on.

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chesterdawg Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jul 2010Tue 22-Jan-13 11:16 PM
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#5. "RE: Battery(s)?"
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Mine works with just the AAs in the grip and no battery in the camera.

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four eighty sparky Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Apr 2011Tue 22-Jan-13 11:36 PM
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#6. "RE: Battery(s)?"
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No luck for me.

I thought it might be because I have the camera set for an EL-EN15 in the grip. I scrounged up my AA insert, loaded it up, and changed the d13 setting. Took out the camera battery..... zip.

Then again, my grip isn't OEM.

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N4TVC Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jul 2006Wed 23-Jan-13 12:24 AM
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#7. "RE: Battery(s)?"
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Mine works with only the el-en in the grip or AAs in the grip with no battery in the camera.

Charles

  

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aroysdon Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Aug 2010Wed 23-Jan-13 01:14 AM
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#8. "RE: Battery(s)?"
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Smithville, US
          

Mine worked with just the battery in the grip. Tested it before I posted to be sure. Mine is the MB-D11 grip though.

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swannking Registered since 13th Nov 2012Wed 23-Jan-13 02:06 AM
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#9. "RE: Battery(s)?"
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My camera did some odd things when I used the non-Nikon grip and even with the Nikon grip when it was paired with a 3rd party battery.

>No luck for me.
>
>I thought it might be because I have the camera set for an
>EL-EN15 in the grip. I scrounged up my AA insert, loaded it
>up, and changed the d13 setting. Took out the camera
>battery..... zip.
>
>Then again, my grip isn't OEM.

  

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chesterdawg Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jul 2010Wed 23-Jan-13 07:29 AM
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#10. "RE: Battery(s)?"
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Commerce, US
          

>Mine worked with just the battery in the grip. Tested it
>before I posted to be sure. Mine is the MB-D11 grip though.


Mine is the OEM as well.

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WillisC Silver Member Nikonian since 11th Jan 2012Wed 23-Jan-13 10:19 PM
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#11. "RE: Battery(s)?"
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My Nikon MB-D11 grip works fine with no battery in the D7000 camera, just batteries in the grip. In addition, the AC power setup also works fine in the grip without any battery in the camera. (I tested my EP-5B connector cord and EH-5A power unit for AC.)

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