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#1 Gary Worrall

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:18 AM

Hi guys,

been playing with the new grip for a while now,

the battery option and charger using the EN-EL4a is just too expensive here in Australia

 

started out with Lithium batteries, work a treat and appear to last a long time, (Varta Lithium), (and cheap, well, cheap here in Australia  :) )

 

Appears everybody has gone for the Eneloops, both for their flashes and grips due to performance, shelf life and the ability to hold charge over a long time

Spending a bit of time with Mr Google, I see there is a large variance in  AA capacity ,

To mention just a few,

2000 mAh, (Eneloop)

2400 mAh, and 

2700 mAh

 

One would think the bigger the better? But consensus appears to say the lower capacity Eneloops @ 2000mAh are the best

 

Julius  Sumner Miller used to say, "why is this so ?"

 

Any technicians here in this field?


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:11 PM

One word of advice, don't use cheap batteries, Gary. Any an all problems I have read about come from cheap batteries.
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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:51 PM

Tks for the heads-up Art,

In that case, I will go the Eneloops!

Looks like Maha charger and eneloops will do the trick


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:27 PM

If this is a high quality battery, then you made a wise choice.  I have always thought trying to save money on the battery wasn't worth it.  If they fail, they can cause all sorts of grief from leakage to voltage damage.  

I have always bitten the bullet and purchased the expensive Nikons.  Never had an issue.  I use Duracell recharge-ables everywhere else.  


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:33 PM

I agree with Art I'm always cautious with batteries and all mine are Nikon. As far as AAs go I tend to use Energizer Lithiums. Jim

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:14 PM

Tks Jim

Yes, I always use Nikon camera batteries but will go the Eneloop rechargeable, for the Grip

Hope God wasn't listening, I've actually got a not Nikon battery in my AW100!  :) Could not get a Nikon but the pro shop said this brand was OK, lasts longer than the Nikon one

As for the grip, I got a Nikon one as well


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:22 PM

Back in the day before I got a battery pack for my F100 I used the Varta photography batteries they were pretty good but they are hard to find locally now. I have one of them in my SB30 its my last one I got years ago it is getting harder here to find CR123a 3V batteries locally I will most likely order a few online next week.

 

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Nikon P900 Nikon P330

F100 w MB-15, N80, FM3a, FE2(Black and Silver) and EM.

Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D

Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

 



Pro Manfrotto 055XV with Markins M10 ,Sirui P-326 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod with Markins Q3 Emille, Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01M with Combo Head, 3Pod PTT1H Table Top Tripod with Giottos MH1304 Ballhead.


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 01:27 AM

Plenty here in Australia Jim, if you get into trouble


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 01:35 AM

Thanks Gary! :D

 

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Nikon P900 Nikon P330

F100 w MB-15, N80, FM3a, FE2(Black and Silver) and EM.

Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D

Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

 



Pro Manfrotto 055XV with Markins M10 ,Sirui P-326 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod with Markins Q3 Emille, Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01M with Combo Head, 3Pod PTT1H Table Top Tripod with Giottos MH1304 Ballhead.


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 11:33 AM

I agree with Art I'm always cautious with batteries and all mine are Nikon. As far as AAs go I tend to use Energizer Lithiums. Jim

Energizer, EverReady, Duracell, all GOOD.  No Name out of China... very bad.  Stick wtih brand names and follow the directions of the OEM.


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