Sat 10-May-14 08:41 AM | edited Sat 10-May-14 09:54 AM by stash
Thanks for the reply. If I remember correctly years ago When the charger said the battery was charged it was at 80% capacity so I always leave it on charge at least an hour after reading full charge. I also have a non-oem battery from B&H "free when you buy a D610"
Sat 10-May-14 09:49 AM | edited Sat 10-May-14 10:00 AM by stash
I forgot to mention I am using a Vello battery grip. It seems when you attach it to the D610 it goes to 1st priority, so the D610 was using the NON-Oem battery with a lower Mah 1st from the grip. I just changed the battery order to use the D610 battery 1st then the Vello grip 2nd with the non-oem batt. Case Closed.
The problem with using the Nikon Battery in the camera first is you will have to remove the grip to recharge the Nikon battery much more often. This will cause more wear and tear on both the grip and the camera body.
Do you regularly deplete the charge of one or more batteries in a day?
If not, you could just use a single battery in the grip and swap them out as required. This will reduce the wear and tear on both the camera body and the grip.
Depends on whether you want the maximum life out of the battery or the maximum number of shots per charge.
For maximum life of the battery, never charge over 85% or discharge below 30%. This is why the batteries in Toyota hybrids last hundreds of thousands of miles (NYC Prius taxis are approaching 1/2 million miles or their original batteries) while people have been wearing out Nissan Leaf batteries in less than a year. (Yes, part of it is that lithium batteries have less life than NiMH.) While not running below 30% is easy, I know of no way to ensure that the battery is not charged above 85%.
>I also have a non-oem battery from B&H "free when you buy a D610" Too late to help you, but if you do a phone order, you can request an upgrade from the "free" Watson battery to a Nikon battery - cost me $13 to upgrade when I bought my D610.
Lee Nikon D610, Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED, AF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5D, AF 70-210mm f/4.0S, Canon 20D, Multiple Konica 35mm film SLRs & Lenses, Mamiya RB-67 Medium Format
While on vacation my D610 kept reporting dead batteries. I thought it was the grip so I removed it and whola! Later on the same issues were happening without the grip.
Got back to the camp and swapped out batteries... Those showed they had a ton of juice left... then it happened again
I am not sure what the deal is... I am guessing it's the crummy aftermarket batteries. I recharged them all and will be diagnosing this stuff this week. Need to get this issue mediated (or at least figured out) before my next job.
I guess for what you paid for your grip and spare batteries you shouldn't expect much. I bought the Vello grip for my D610 for around $70 and it works fine. As for the batteries you might want to check out the following link. Most people speak very well of Wasabi, and the kit referenced includes 2 batteries and a combo wall/car charger for $41.99.