Konica Minolta 7D with vertical Grip
Excluding Pentax K10D, all other Pentax DSLRs, eg. *ist series, K100D, takes 4 AA batteries in body itself, no grip needed.
but thing is, once on an overseas shoot, when for some reason (faulty bats or faulty charger...who knows) I ran low on juice, I was saved by a local provision shop's stock of evereadys...paid shoot leh...the shop people were probably wondering why I bought so many...
Last edited by theRBK; 16th January 2007 at 12:19 PM.
Frankly I prefer both Li-on and AA. But I felt like bringing bullets ard for shoot.... Not really a AA lover
I would spend more on Li-on as to lighten my weight and last longer.
S3Pro user here.
Thanks so much for all the replies. Guess the reasons are obvious for me :
1) I am currently using many rechargable AA for my Fujitsu 602. So can re-used.
2) AA are cheaper & maybe of higher mAh than Li-Ion and is readily available
3) Don't want to get struck with custom Li-Ion batt which cannot be used for other makes of cam
Well guess most make except for older model of Pentax has AA support. The newer model (all other make) has priorrity Li-Ion batt. guess the cam manufacturers are also quite smart to get ppl to buy only their batt.
The grip is going to add on to the weight and size of the DSLR ... look awful too.
Hope that a AA batt supported DSLR will be launched....
Last edited by theRBK; 18th January 2007 at 02:05 PM.
if the NiMh AA battery is $4 a piece, will cost $240, and it will need how many charges plus how many hours to charge all these batteries?
So, it would be more practical to use Li-on batteries on any DSLR. even it is just causal shooters.