13th November 2003, 06:39 PM
How come they do not make dslrs that uses AA batts?
13th November 2003, 06:53 PM
Well, the massive power drain is one reason. But there r DSLRs tt have battery grip that accepts AA batts.
Originally Posted by tmc17479
14th November 2003, 12:43 AM
14th November 2003, 12:45 AM
I wish they'll release the nuclear powered batteries soon...
Dunno Y they're keeping that technology a secret...
14th November 2003, 12:57 AM
chucks is right. e.g. the D100 battery grip can use AA batteries, but they don't last very long, less than 100 shots in fact. also the S2 Pro uses AA size batteries, but the short battery life is one of the major grouses of S2 users.
Originally Posted by chucks
14th November 2003, 01:02 AM
Hi guys, are we forgetting the Pentax offering?
14th November 2003, 01:06 AM
14th November 2003, 02:48 AM
20th November 2003, 08:24 PM
24th November 2003, 04:02 PM
really? thats fantastic...
Originally Posted by ericp
i dont think the D100 achieves that on a single li-ion battery... feels like about 500-600 shots... always thought that the D100 came out champs on power issues..
24th November 2003, 09:34 PM
The D100 uses 7.4V of power. Although the MB-D100 uses 6AA, ultimately, it's only 6 x 1.2 = 7.2V, thus the batteries after 100 shots (approx) or so dies off.
Did a lot of AF on it on sat and sun, the batteries finally died off yesterday night. Used them since last sunday (16/11).
Thought it should last longer then that too, mabbe I overdid it. Hmmm.
Edited: Was using both original EN-EL3.
25th November 2003, 04:52 AM
most battery usage is based on conservative users...
if you are the type who like to
a)preview and use lcds;
b)use is/vr lens;
then the battery life would be much shorter