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    Default Is it good to use a battery pack?

    Hi everyone, just want to ask whether is it good to use a battery pack for a D90.
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    Default Re: Is it good to use a battery pack?

    It really depend on why you want to use it. Can you tell us more on what you are intending to use it for? Faster cycle time, or just plenty of juice and no need to change batteries?
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    Default Re: Is it good to use a battery pack?

    do you mean the battery grip?

    if you need it, yes
    if you don't, then no

    i sold mine away

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    No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't attach a batt grip to my cam. I even tried to epoxy it to the body!

    Lousy camera!

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    Default Re: Is it good to use a battery pack?

    Quote Originally Posted by weijing View Post
    Hi everyone, just want to ask whether is it good to use a battery pack for a D90.
    If you shoot events for long duration of time, good to have extra battery power. if just casual shooting, without pack is more comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't attach a batt grip to my cam. I even tried to epoxy it to the body!

    Lousy camera!
    what camera are u using

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    Default Re: Is it good to use a battery pack?

    knowing DM, probably a MF or LF?

    DM, u got PM too :P
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    Default Re: Is it good to use a battery pack?

    Normally "Battery Pack" referred to the Flash instead of body. Which are common know as vertical grip instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazkw View Post
    what camera are u using
    Quote Originally Posted by tSkye View Post
    knowing DM, probably a MF or LF?

    DM, u got PM too :P
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    Default Re: Is it good to use a battery pack?

    Quote Originally Posted by gazkw View Post
    what camera are u using
    i am using D90. i heard ppl say that using a battery pack will improve the grip of the camera.
    wonder it is true
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    i really dun understand what some of u are try to say. wah improve grip of the camera...!!if your hands are big. u will find it v useful.

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    Default Re: Is it good to use a battery pack?

    Quote Originally Posted by weijing View Post
    i am using D90. i heard ppl say that using a battery pack will improve the grip of the camera.
    wonder it is true
    It is called battery grip not battery pack. Battery packs are external power for the flashes and battery grips are external power for the cameras.
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    i dont understand all the gibberish

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    OPPS sorry everyone is battery grip.
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    Default Re: Is it good to use a battery pack?

    It really depend on personal. I attached the battery grip to my D90 and never take out again, cos i like it very much especially when i shoot vertical.

    Take note that it will make your camera more heavy. If you jus want extra power can just buy a extra battery in stead of a battery grip.

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    Default Re: Is it good to use a battery pack?

    Might be useful for overnight star trails or making time-lapse videos. You don't want the battery to die on you halfway while during that 3-4hr wait. My 2 batteries got drained after 6.5hrs of continuous shooting sessions.

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