One of the topics commonly discussed amongst Nikonians these days is about batteries. Digital cameras are revolutionizing the world of still images, and these cameras need lots of energy for their backlit color LC-Displays, CCD's and other electronics.
The most modern analog cameras tend to use more energy too. Mainly for fast auto focus and film advance motors, advanced metering systems and backlit LCD's. Tomorrow's "analog" cameras will likely be hybrid cameras; mixing digital and analog capture technologies.
Modern flash systems consume substantial amounts of energy. To achieve an optimum of artificial lighting, we often end up using several of our dear Speedlights at once, remotely synchronized.
All these components must be supplied with enough energy to safely sustain operation. No matter if you're taking pictures of a lizard under the desert sun or running loads of film through your F100 at home to get that special shot of your newly born, you want that picture! The last thing you should have to worry about is the reliability of your batteries.
For whom is this guide? You're a photographer, probably a Nikonian, but that's not a must. Well, it's a must if you want to register and become a member at Nikonians.org ;-)
This guide does not dwell too deep into technical issues, so you won't need to be an engineer to understand it. We have focused on discussions with existing battery technologies from a users perspective. We will try to make it easier for you to select the right batteries for your Nikon camera - depending on your requirements.
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