Has anyone used this battery pack with the D700? If so I'm wondering whether I'd get the maximum frame rate as I would with the Nikon EL4 plus battery pack. Want to save some cash on this item as I have been using a third party pack on my D200 for years sans problems
Thanks Philipl, After running through the reviews,it appears to be adequate,but I'll do some more research on voltage,etc. One thing I read that was quite interesting is that the EN-EL3e allows 8FPS.Will have to investigate this.
Just gave it a whirl. Definitely NOT getting 8FPS with the En-EL3e. But with 8 NiMh AA's in the grip it fires like a machine gun, and gets great battery life. Also the 8 NiMh AAA's = $25, 1 En-EL3e = $40, although I wouldn't want to be switching out AA's during a wedding.
I am using the Zeikos on my new D700 (just got it Friday) and I can confirm that you definitely do get your 8FPS when using 8AA NiMh batteries. The build of the grip is obviously not as good as the Nikon version but I must say I was very surprised at how good the build was. I do not feel like I have sacrificed anything by going with the Zeikos. I highly recomend it.
I think you will be happy. I was concerned at first as well but am way happier than I thought I would be with the grip. My only complaint at all with it is that the AA magazine squeezes the batteries in just a little to snug so it makes them a bit tricky to get in and out, but that's a pretty minor complaint.
This is a little strange. I have the Zeikos battery grip for my D700 and was able to achieve 7 fps using eight AA rechargeable batteries since this thread was raised. However, under the shooting/display menu (d4) my camera only list up to 7 fps and not 8 fps. Am I missing something? I have updated my firmware to 1.02 version.
This is because this option sets the FPS rate of the "CL" option on the drive dial. The "CH" will should get you 8 FPS. If you set the CL option to 7 FPS then fire, then switch to CH mode you will see/hear a difference.