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D4 Battery problem ?

barnesrl

Van Wert, US
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"RE: D4 Battery problem ?"

barnesrl Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2002
Wed 19-Sep-12 09:16 AM

Nothing real scientific yet but off the cuff here is what happened in the past week or so.

I did calibrate the battery it took 0h..... 6-7 hours to complete the process.

Then I put the camera in the bag ready for use. After three days I pulled the camera out and the battery was dead! Recharged the battery again and shot the next day I shot about 200 frames and the battery was down to about 40% life left. I recharge it and shot a couple of days later and shot 299 shots with 60% life left.

So it is improving but a far cry from the 2000+ frame advertised.
The last shoot I left the battery out of the body until I was ready to shoot suspecting the body was drawing excessive current while in the off mode. I am not sure if this helped or not?

My new battery is charged and I have not really put it to a good trial run yet. I plan to try it out this Saturday.

But in general I am very disappointed with my D4 battery life.

>So Bob, what did you find? Was it calibration? The battery?
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