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    Default Batteries for Cold Weather?

    going to michigan to study
    and planning to bring me a70 and rechargeable batteries (sanyo ones)
    but my senior told me to get NiCd batteries cuz e normal batteries wont work in e the colder periods of e season...

    is dat true?
    D700 / 14-24 f2.8 / 24-70 f2.8
    D80 / 17-50 f2.8 / 70-300 f3.5-5.6 / 80-200 f2.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by matoriv
    going to michigan to study
    and planning to bring me a70 and rechargeable batteries (sanyo ones)
    but my senior told me to get NiCd batteries cuz e normal batteries wont work in e the colder periods of e season...

    is dat true?
    Nope, not true. I have had no problems with NiMH for extended periods down in -15 to -20 deg C. No problems even at -34. Though it really saps the life out of it fast. But nothing too serious, for a A70 cam you still can easily pump 100 shots from it with LCD usage. NiMH is so much cheaper than NiCd, a 2100 sanyo costs only $3. Just buy 3 sets.
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    thanks!
    hmmm..based on e article
    it says normal NiMH can also work but not as good as lithium..
    didnt state how cold e NiMH can work..

    but e other tips are useful man
    D700 / 14-24 f2.8 / 24-70 f2.8
    D80 / 17-50 f2.8 / 70-300 f3.5-5.6 / 80-200 f2.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2100
    Nope, not true. I have had no problems with NiMH for extended periods down in -15 to -20 deg C. Though it really saps the life out of it fast. But nothing too serious, for a A70 cam you still can easily pump 100 shots from it with LCD usage. NiMH is so much cheaper than NiCd, a 2100 sanyo costs only $3. Just buy 3 sets.
    ok thanks for e info!
    D700 / 14-24 f2.8 / 24-70 f2.8
    D80 / 17-50 f2.8 / 70-300 f3.5-5.6 / 80-200 f2.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by matoriv
    ok thanks for e info!
    No problem.

    I think you will be more concerned about how to take pics with a small digicam in gloves than battery life. Presuming that you it's your first trip to a winter country lar....

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    yup yup
    my 1st time taking pics in a winter area..

    but thinking of upgrading to s1 is when i get there
    D700 / 14-24 f2.8 / 24-70 f2.8
    D80 / 17-50 f2.8 / 70-300 f3.5-5.6 / 80-200 f2.8

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