A&P I need a backup battery for my D300 and D50.

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  1. FusionZ06

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    I'll be using eneloops with my MB-D10 but just in case it fails and I need more EN-EL3E's...

    I know that the D300 batteries have an extra contact than on the D50 batteries.

    Recommendations?
     
  2. GlobeGuy

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    Just get more Nikon EN-EL3e batteries. They work on D50 too.
     
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    My understanding is that they don't work because of the extra contact?
     
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    i dunno about the d50, but my D300 batteries will not fit in my D70 because of that contact.


    edit: I was on crack they do fit. it's the other way around i was thinking of :rofl:
     
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    So D300 batteries work in the D50 but not vice versa?
     
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    EN-EL3e battery itself does not require information exchange in the middle contact to provide power. It's the newer cameras that require that information from the battery to function.

    Which means, since D50 does not have that middle information contact EN-EL3e will work just fine with it.
     
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    correcto, see my explanation above.
     

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