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D200 Battery Performance

AwesomeIan

Bellevue, US
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AwesomeIan Registered since 30th May 2014
Thu 17-Jul-14 09:31 PM

Last night I took 5 pictures. They were between 20-40 second exposures. I was using a battery grip with 2 Nikon batteries. The 5 pictures ate one whole battery.

Last weekend I took about 20 pictures of fireworks. Each time the shutter was opened for 2-3 seconds. In the battery grip I was using 6 new AA. It ate them all. I wasn't able to shoot the entire show.

I have 3 Nikon batteries. They are actually holding a charge pretty good. I configured the camera to not display the picture after every shot. I can get anywhere between 150-200 "normal" non-long exposure shots.

Is this normal. I could shoot the whole weekend with one battery on the D70s (with some long exposure shots).

Lets just say I wanted to do some star trails where I would be taking lots of long exposure shots. Even with 3 fully charged batteries and disposable AA it still wouldn't be enough. How does somebody do this on the D200?

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