It would be interesting if all nikonians would write here, which results reached her have . How long do your batteries working? *How long do alkaline batteries working ? *How long do lithium batteries working ? *How long do the Nikon Akku working ? *How long do the Ni-MH /1,2 v Accu Cell working ? Which objectives use up much electrical power ? What is the best combination?
I get with a 28-70 mm and duracell alkaline 15-20 rolls of film, and with a 70-300 mm up to 10 rolls . All results condition : 3D matrix metering, film motor backward winding, autofocussing,36 exposure film rolls ,
Your question has to be qualified with a camera-lens combination and experience. For example, Nikon F4s and 75-300mm, and prefocusing For this combination I lost count. Over 100 rolls for sure on duracell alkalines (MB-21 fully operational including rewinding). Lithiums not recommended. On the other extreme: With a F5 and a VR 80-400mm, as a newbie to this combo I was toying with the zoom back and forth and the VR system. Fresh set of lithium batteries only lasted 5 rolls and had to rewind by hand the last one. I find not too relevant the cost, but the ability to be ready when the opportunity shot is there and for sure you don't want to miss it. So I carry at least a complete set of fresh batteries as backup, always. Have a great time JRP (Nikonian at the north-eastern Mexican desert) My profile Previous photography stuff, before Nikonians: A Brief Love Story
P.S. For your information, (as a Mexican) I would say that: 'oops' is a very american expression, meaning "I made a mistake", "I overlooked" and similar, however conveying a "Sorry" but cheerful feeling, a "I did not noticed" or "I did not mean it (if it hurt)". I became not only familiar but fond of the expression, after my then girlfriend forced me to watch all of the Shirley Temple's movies, where this adorable child, charmingly used "oops" over and over again. Scott was trying to say, "Ok; now I know you could be talking about batteries on the F5 since you show on your profile that you own one of those marvelous machines; I answered before checking it. Afterwards I read the profile, now I know, sorry, I should have read it before and I have nothing much to say about your question" So, Ooops, I wish I had taken more lessons in German. Have a great time JRP (Nikonian at the north-eastern Mexican desert) My profile Previous photography stuff, before Nikonians: A Brief Love Story
thank you for the explanation... The meaning of " oops". is ( also befor your message) in my mind We say that also sometime here in Germany. But I was not sure what "scott" mean in the background of the "oops "... no problem
Joseph: Bo wrote a great review on the F5 and he recommends the purchase and use of the MN-30 charger and battery packs; one on the camera, one extra for emergencies. He tells about it in the section Power needs Power I might get it, but not before buying the MB-28 back. Have a great time JRP (Nikonian at the north-eastern Mexican desert) My profile Previous photography stuff, before Nikonians: A Brief Love Story
Ihr Englisch ist besser als mein Deutscher. So in Beantwortung Ihrer Frage. (Hoffen Sie, daß mein Deutsch nicht dieses Schlechte ist.) I'll answer as many as I can.
>*How long do alkaline batteries >working ?
I switch lenses, so I can't keep track of any specific combination.
>Which objectives use up much electrical >power ? I would say the larger (faster) the lens the faster the batteries will deplete.
The majority of the time I'm using Matrix Metering (being a firm believer in its accuracy), also using AF 95 percent of the time, unless usinga Teleconverter. Power rewind all the time. I also use a tripod a lot, and long exposures also help to deplete the batteries since the shutter is held open by a motor. Personally, I have had great luck with the Alkaline batteries with both of my F5s.
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--Take only photographs, leave nothing but footprints-- And carry plenty of FRESH batteries...
I can understand you. The reason for my asking is: nikon tells not official the true batterie durability. All technical spec. was made in optimal surrounding. I miss a statistic table taken in the real photographer life. Because of this I ask you all. Maybe we get together this table. It is better to know what you can get ( film -rolls ). If you money earn with your work , you can dont live with any batteries-power surprises .
Joseph: The problem in making such a table is that most of use switch lenses a lot and take different subjects all the time, even in a single roll. But maybe someone here has made a reliable record of battery life under different scenarios. Ja, ich spreche englisch, aber ich spreche nicht deutsch Have a great time JRP (Nikonian at the north-eastern Mexican desert) My profile Previous photography stuff, before Nikonians: A Brief Love Story
Joseph: With alkaline batteries, switching lenses from 35-70 and 75-300 frequently, about 18-20 rolls (before camera went to Nikon for warranty bad contact problem in battery holder). After return, about 22-25 rolls. Switched to lithium batteries: same lenses, about 45 rolls. With 24-120 lens about 45-50 rolls. All in ambient conditions 45-110 degrees Fahrenheit.When battery flashes"halfway" in liquid crystal display with Alkalaine batteries, camera stops after one roll. With lithium, can get two more rolls: indicating full performance almost until end of battery life. I recently obtained 80-200 f. 2.8 but not enough experience to indicate battery life, but I am sure it will be less. Please let us know when your new rechargable NiMH battery system is available. Hope this helps.