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    Default Battery pack.....get it or not?

    hi all
    i'm currently using a Nikon F80 and thinking of getting the MB-16 battery pack. also i'm thinking of getting a F100......so should i get the MB-16 or not? thanks fer ur help!!!

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    get both

    they will make u shoot with better ergonomics

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    Default MB-16

    actually i was thinking of upgrading to a F100....which means selling off the f80. soory for the miscomm

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    depends on who much u need the MB16? Cos to me it is really just a battery pack for u to use AA cells. Personnal the 4AA don't seem to last as long as 2 CR123.
    There is no vertical shutter release on MB16 so unless u got big hands and need bigger camera body for better grip or need to increase the weight of the camera to make it more stable, else really no good reasons I can think of.
    Just my 2 cents.

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    Originally posted by Trevor_Tan
    depends on who much u need the MB16? Cos to me it is really just a battery pack for u to use AA cells. Personnal the 4AA don't seem to last as long as 2 CR123.
    There is no vertical shutter release on MB16 so unless u got big hands and need bigger camera body for better grip or need to increase the weight of the camera to make it more stable, else really no good reasons I can think of.
    Just my 2 cents.
    that is true......mainly i use the battery pack to balance out the weight of the whole system when i hook my camera with Metz 45 CL-4 flash....very stable when shooting slow speed at 1/15 hand-held.
    any idea how much is a new F100 cost now? heard the price dropped...tot of getting one more.

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    The MB16's only about $100, right ? If so, worth getting.

    I have an F80, and was happy with the "feel" of the camera ... until I got myself an S2Pro ... and the extra portion really makes a big difference. It just feels much better in the hands, and balance is, IMHO, improved.

    Now when I pick up my F80 it feels positively anaemic ... I think I'll have to get an MB16 as well !

    If you're thinking of upgrading to an F100, think of the MB15 as well ...

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    The Battery Pack is good if you travel overseas. When you run out of CR 123 in some remote places, you still stand a chance to purchase the AA Size battery as replacement.

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