>But if AA`s only give me less than 500 shots (???),then i have >to charge all the time unless i bring tons of AA`s.And there >is often light-offs in that part of africa so i might not have >electricity all day. >
If the D300 is any guide, the AA's should give you 1000+ shots (I've heard of some people getting over 2500 just on the AA's). I use 2500mah Energizers in grip but unfortunately my D300 is new and I don't have it at the moment to tell you what the battery use is.