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Problems with AA Alkaline batteries in the MB-D100


Forest, US
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Sun 15-Sep-02 10:16 PM

To any D100 owners who have yet to try AA Alkaline batteries in their camera via the MB-D100:

Only once, out of curiosity, did I try AA batteries in the MB-D100. I got a few shots off, then the camera would fire, the mirror would lock up, and I'd get "Err". Normally after a few seconds I'd press the shutter button again and the camera would reset. Eventually I noticed that the battery icon was dropping to low or empty each time. I switched back to the EN-EL3 battery and all was well again. I can only conclude that there is either a voltage or current supply issue with the AA batteries. I used fresh alkaline batteries. I don't know what the results would be with NiMH rechargeables or Lithium AAs.

I have given up on using AA Alkalines in the MB-D100. Nikon specifically states that these are acceptable in the instructions, but IMHO they are obviously wrong.

Victor Newman

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