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Time for a new battery on D60?

MEMcD

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"RE: Time for a new battery on D60?"

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Mon 25-Jun-12 06:23 AM

Hi Bill,

>You old hands probably know the life expectancies of these
>units much better than I. Should I buy a new battery and a
>new charger before the trip?

My oldest Nikon battery is an EN-EL3a that I came with my D70 that continues to serve me well after about 7 years of service. I have an EN-EL4 that is a few weeks newer that just recently changed to 3 (out of 4(1 is new)) on the battery life meter. It still works perfectly as well. Both chargers continue to work perfectly as well.
I have always had at least one spare Nikon battery for each camera body and I rotate them. That said, anything electronic or mechanical can fail at any time for any one of a thousand or more reasons, though the odds are on our side.
I would get a spare battery Nikon battery. The odds of your charger going bad are remote.

>As an aside, the D60 body itself. I've taken very good care
>of it. No dust, no moisture, no drops. Ballpark life
>expectancy?

If I remember correctly Nikon tested the shutter on the D60 to 50,000 cycles though it could have been 100,000 cycles. Your actual milage may vari.

>P.S. How do I find out how many total snaps I've taken on the
>D60?

Open a recent jpeg created in the camera using Opanda IExif reader available for free at www.opanda.com
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

A general, generic topic Time for a new battery on D60? [View all] , BillinBoston , Mon 25-Jun-12 02:16 AM
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