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FarUpNorth Registered since 11th Jan 2014Sat 11-Jan-14 02:26 AM
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"D5200 DSTE grip with AA battery insert/ anyone with experience with AA batteries...?"


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Hello all.

I know there are a few threads already about different grips for the Nikon DX series, but one question hasn't been discussed as far as I know.

The DSTE grip for the D5200

http://dx.com/p/dste-hard-plastic-i...for-nikon-d5100-d5200-slr-camera-black-277777

comes with two battery inserts, one for the NIKON EN-EL14 types, and one for AA batteries. I'm interested if anyone has ever used this grip with high capacity AA batteries, e.g. SANYO AA 2700 mAh rechargeables. I would imagine, this grip with 6 AA batteries of that capacity would last a lot longer then with two standard Nikon EN-EL14.

Anyone had any experience with AAs in those DSTE grips...?

Thank you all!

  

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jec6613 Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Feb 2013Sat 11-Jan-14 02:32 AM
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#1. "RE: D5200 DSTE grip with AA battery insert/ anyone with experience with AA batteries...?"
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>I would imagine, this grip
>with 6 AA batteries of that capacity would last a lot longer
>then with two standard Nikon EN-EL14.

Yes, but not by as much as you might think. Assuming new batteries, those 6 AA's will bring you 19.4 Wh, while two EN-EL14's will net you 15.4 Wh, while two EN-EL14a's will bring 17.8 Wh.

Given the choice, two EN-EL14's would be my way to go, all else being equal, due to cold/hot performance, recovery speed and so on, but good Ni-MH are cheaper than genuine Nikon EN-EL14 packs and either should work quite well with the modest power needs of a D5200.

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