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Battery pack, other than FPS, any other improvement?

JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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"RE: Battery pack, other than FPS, any other improvement?"

JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Sat 06-Apr-13 07:55 PM | edited Sat 06-Apr-13 07:59 PM by JosephK

>Had the D700 for a while now and often wondered whether a
>battery pack would improve autofocus speed?
>I know I can gain FPS but are their any other improvements
>other than perhaps battery life?

If you are using a non-AFS lens that uses the "screwdriver" motor in the camera, it is possible (but not probable) that the extra power from the grip, which gives the higher frame rate, might also give a little extra power to the focus motor. The key word here is "might", and even if it does you will probably not notice the difference.

For me the most important feature of the grip is the extra buttons for shooting in portrait mode. The extra frames per second is a nice bonus.

The grip will work without batteries in it for when weight savings is important.

The larger size of the combined camera and grip are nice for ergonomics if you have big hands.

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

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