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Battery Grip Question

sfb_dot_com

St. Austell, UK
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sfb_dot_com Registered since 23rd Nov 2003
Sun 06-Jul-08 09:29 PM

For me at last the D700 gives almost all of what I want in a camera, so I am putting it at the top of my wishlist, although it may be some time before that wish is fulfilled. One potential problem though is the MBD10 battery grip which I understand is common with the D300. From reading the specs, it doesn't have the voice recording capability of my ancient, but still fully functional D100/MBD100 combo. I use the recording facility a lot when taking plant photographs for identification purposes. That then saves me huge amounts of time later in post-processing. I'm therefore wondering if any of you good folk can confirm or deny this for me. I understand the D3 does have this feature, so I guess a second hand D3 might be a viable alternative if I can get one for a reasonable price.

Thanks in advance

Andy

briantilley

Paignton, UK
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briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Sun 06-Jul-08 07:58 PM

You are correct that the MB-D10 has no voice memo facility.

Brian
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texxter

Plano, US
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texxter Gold Member Awarded for his high skills in studio photography Nikonian since 18th Feb 2006
Mon 07-Jul-08 01:23 PM

Probably not ideal, but given the difference in price between the D3 and the D700, would a standalone digital recorder do the job? It would require the image number to be entered, and it's more work, but perhaps may be acceptable. Dunno, just an idea.

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BJNicholls

Salt Lake City, US
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BJNicholls Gold Member Awarded for his contributions to the community and the Resources Charter Member
Mon 07-Jul-08 03:34 PM

While you weigh your options keep in mind that a D700 with grip is larger and heavier than a D3.

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sfb_dot_com

St. Austell, UK
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sfb_dot_com Registered since 23rd Nov 2003
Mon 07-Jul-08 05:38 PM

Both good points. and a digital voice recorder would also be of use for my other cameras, particularly the C330. It is of course an extra item to carry, and I still need to tie up the voice memos with the images. I guess on the D3 vs D700 front, I'd have to weigh them up (dreadful pun) quite literally. I'm not so much bothered by the size issue, as if I want a tiny camera, I've always got the Leica III. It's more for me about 'feel' if such a thing can ever be quantified. Whenever I pick up cameras in stores, and do a comparison it's always been the Nikon for me that has won. That's not to say that other cameras don't have their good points, and might be better for others. It would be interesting to test this out, but as I live a long way from a decent camera store, it might be some while!

Andy

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