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My experience with Nikon batteries has been excellent. I have the 8800, D200, and a D700. My oldest camera batteries were made in 2005, and they still take and hold a charge.

Along the way I bought 2 knock off (made in china) brand EN-EL3 batteries that did NOT last 12 months. Both batteries are useless; I can't throw them far enough to reach the landfill.

Naysayers are welcome to their opinions, but my observations support Nikon only batteries. Priceless, albiet higher cost.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 02:50 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On article First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800 (307 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Mine has to go back due to serious autofocus problems. The AF is all over the place and taking out of focus pictures of trees with the 14-24 f2.8 when they are 50 metres away and counting is just not funny at all. My focus unit is not doing the face recognition at all either, and I am not alone, so before you pay out the cost of a round the world trip, or two years in India and Nepal, or your kids fees, PLEASE force the retailer to run a series of checks with you there. Snaps of people moving around with Auto AF and 3 dimensional subject matter of a complex kind because it does test cards and walls perfectly! so beware. Mine focusses behind most of the time, or so much in front that nothing is ever quite sharp. Using manual lenses and their distance/depth of field scales though, results are stonkingly good, very good colour. VERY. AF toggle options non-existant-one point, one move at a time, the grouping of D200 days gone, so perfect AF NECESSARY for 100% prints etc. Spock out

I had the same experience with my D700, until I learned how to perform autofocus fine tuning and save the adjustments in the camera body for each lens used. If you do this same homework assignment, you will learn how to fine tune the focus for all of your lenses.

Furthermore, a periodic recheck is advised, especially before important events, or travel plans. Lenses contains electronics and high precision servo motors that need ocassional fine tuning to perform consistently well on each camera body. This must be done for every lens and camera body combination used.

I am betting that you will have tears of joy, after this work is completed.


Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2012 at 18:31 UTC
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