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Battery pack, other than FPS, any other improvement?

avm247

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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Charter Member
Sat 06-Apr-13 06:40 PM

Gary in addition to the above I'd like to add the following comments:

1) Battery life depends on the type of battery used: EN-EL3e; (8) - AA; or EN-EL4 or EN-EL4a (with BL-3 battery chamber cover, no tray).

I've only used my MB-D10 with factory EN-EL3e batteries. No problem with use for the way I shoot. I do carry the AA tray and AA Sanyo Eneloop batteries but its more for my speedlights than a back up for the grip.

The use of the D3 battery (EN-EL4/EN-EL4a) will increase battery life.

2) EN-EL4/EN-EL4a or (8)- AA batteries will allow up to 8 fps; the EN-EL3 will not.

3) While it is useful (and I do prefer it for vertical shooting), it can get heavy after lugging it around all day (or on a vacation).

Currently, my D700, sitting with me at work on my desk is sans vertical grip...just body, Kirk BL-D700 L-bracket. 28-200 G Nikkor and a Nikonians pro strap. Why? Because I didn't plan on shooting today, just wanted to have the camera with me in the event something catches my eye at lunch. (I do have L-brackets for both the camera and the MB-D10).




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