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JH Basic MemberFri 30-Jan-04 04:55 AM
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"D70 weakest link"


Tampere, FI
          

To me it seems that batterypack for D70 is the weakest link if it takes only CR2 batteries. I would have preferred support for AA size batteries (or NiMH). At least I am not going to buy MS-D70

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     Reply message RE: D70 weakest link - No way!
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vchong Basic MemberFri 30-Jan-04 05:23 AM
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#1. "RE: D70 weakest link"
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Victoria, CA
          

The D70 takes both three CR2 batteries in the holder or -- and this is the much more preferred choice -- you use the included EN-EL3 lithium-ion battery.

Lithium-ion batteries have a very good shelf life, so buy a spare and keep it in your pocket. Nikon claims that you can get approximately 400 shots per charge on the EN-EL3.

And PS, the MS-D70 is included with the camera but it's not a grip; just a battery holder that fits into the battery chamber.

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JH Basic MemberFri 30-Jan-04 07:24 AM
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#2. "RE: D70 weakest link"
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Tampere, FI
          

Thanks for clarification
So am I correct that D70 doesn't have batterpack at all ?
Buying spare litium sounds good idea.

Janne


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DennisMe Registered since 12th Nov 2003Fri 30-Jan-04 08:23 AM
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#3. "RE: D70 weakest link - No way!"
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Roosendaal, NL
          

Weak link? No way!

Lithium Ion batteries are so much better than NiMH.
No more memory effect, higher capacity given the same available space, much less affected by low temperatures, great charge retention (they don't need to be recharged, like NIMHs, if you leave them lying around for a month or longer). So you can always have a fully charged spare handy without having to top up the charge regularly. Changing the battery is also much faster with a single LI-Ion pack than juggling four NIMH cells. There's only one drawback: the price.
Being able to use standard lithium cells is a handy plan B feature. You can keep them lying around as 'insurance' for up to five years, then pop them in and shoot.

Dennis.

  

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vchong Basic MemberFri 30-Jan-04 05:00 PM
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#4. "RE: D70 weakest link"
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Victoria, CA
          

If you mean "batterypack" as in the extra grip (like the MB-16 for the F80 or MB-100 for the D100), then no none of the literature so far has made any mention of it at all and as Nikon is pretty up front with what accessories will work and what will not, it seems that no grip will ever make it to market (unless the D70 has the unused electrical contacts on the base of the camera).

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#5. "RE: D70 weakest link"
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I'm curious about the mirror prism...how bright will the image be? And will the .75x magnification make a big difference over say the .80x magnification of the N80?

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