A&P Spare batteries

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  1. MSTRBKR

    MSTRBKR New Member

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    So I'm going to the Lake District here in England in just under two weeks for 4 days and am probably gonna need some spare batteries.

    I've been looking on ebay and found a sale that claims to be legit Nikon batteries. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Nikon-EN-EL9-...237115613QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item120237115613

    It's 1000mAh and 7.4v, the same as my Nikon one. What do you think?

    And does anyone know how many shutter releases I can hope to get off a battery, bearing in mind it could be reasonably cold, under 10 degrees C. Not sure if I'd need two spares.

    And the obligatory picture.

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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    sterlingtek
     
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    Come again?
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    buy sterlingtek brand batteries. much cheaper than oem and actually work better most of the time.
     
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    yea i have two sterlingtek spare batteries for my d50 and they're at least as good as the stock
     
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    Buy a grip that takes AAs, getting a lion battery for one trip is a waste of money because they die in 2-3 years if you use them or not.
     
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    MSTRBKR New Member

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    But then I have a battery grip that costs more that I'll never use?
     
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    ... You always use a battery grip... In fact, I dare say you have not lived until you have...

    Either way, I'd much rather have the emergency option of running to a 7/11 and buying a pack of AAs than hoping I brought my charger and someone nice enough to let me plug in for 2-3 hours.
     
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    Good point. Can always grab some AAs from somewhere.

    Any pointers for a grip? Like which one. I have a D40 (I know, I know :o).
     
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    I went to New Zealand and made a lot of trekking over there, thought I'd run out of batteries so brought 4. ended up never needing more than 2 on a trip.

    Unless you use the flast a lot, yon won'T need many batteries, and a spare is a lot smaller and lighter than a grip and AA batteries (and lasts a lot longer).

    You can get 800 exposures easily with a battery, unless you always point, focus (VR) and don'T takethe picture, or you review each picture 10 minutes. I always put review off and check the picture once in a while.
     
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    Also a good point.
     

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