Sat 11-Jun-11 02:21 PM | edited Sat 11-Jun-11 05:21 PM by tonyswain
Hi have recently upgraded to the D700 and cannot seem to get it to shoot at 8 fps even with the MB-D10 attached, two genuine Nikon batterys installed, before i ask you guys i do check out the manual but cannot see what i am doing wrong,i have tried in manual and aperture priority and was wondering if it is the fact i shoot in Raw the C.f is a San Disc Extreme Pro 16 GB writing at 90mb/s so i feel like i have given it everthing it wants so my guess is lack of knowledge on my part, any guidance appreciated. I would add why i doubt it is shooting at 8 fps is only by looking at the rear screen whilst pressing the info button i see 5 fps displayed.
Sat 11-Jun-11 02:53 PM | edited Sat 11-Jun-11 02:55 PM by Dr4688
That was my problem . Try changing to 12 bit and make sure your on continous High , Also are you using AA batteries in the grip or EnEl4 If you are using the En el3 you will not get 8 fps. Hope this helps
In order to obtain 8fps the MB-D10 must be loaded with an EN-EL4, EN-EL4a or AA bateries. Dual EN-EL3e will still be limited to 5fps. Additionally, the AA bateries will slow down as their battery levels drop or at low temperatures. Also, shutter spped must be faster than 1/250. D700 Manual, p 87 Bit depth,12 vs 14 bit, should not be a factor with the D700 (Mastering the D700, p 8). This is in contrast to the D300 which will slow down with 14 bit. (I am not sure about the D300s.)
"A problem well stated is a problem half solved" Charles F. Kettering
I recently shot a bunch of Little League Tournement Baseball games in Deleware and used my eneloops in my MB-D10 and easily obtained 8fps. More to my surprise, I shot two games back to back and still had plenty of battery to go!
As stated by other posters, either en-el4 or AA batts.
Brian's answers are right on the money. I always use AAs and it always shoots at 8 FPS (until the MB-D10 battery is low). And I also agree that those 2 extra bits per image wouldn't impact a frame rate decrease of 3 FPS.