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25th of July 2002 (Thu), 07:01
I got a d30 few days ago and ordered a Microdrive. I find the d30's batterry excellent, it never ends. However i wonder if using a microdrive will actually reduced this performance a lot, slightlty, or not enough to be noticed?
any opinions, experiences?
25th of July 2002 (Thu), 08:05
I use microdrive and battery is no problem, even with the 100-400L IS.
25th of July 2002 (Thu), 08:41
Thank you Roine for your (comforting) opinion
25th of July 2002 (Thu), 15:49
The same battery is used for the G-1 and G-2, and the mcirodrive battery drain question is asked frequently. You will not notice a difference since the MD uses power only on saves or playback, and this is only a few seconds. If you use your LCD a lot this will use up far more power than the MD. For G-1/2 users they usually use the LCD to compose so its on all the time. Even with a MD the number of shots is still in excess of 200-250.
However it is wise to have a spare battery just in case. The VidPro units at batterybarn are fine.
here is another lead:
26th of July 2002 (Fri), 01:17
What will cause unexpected (until you know, that is) battery drain is changing lenses whilst the camera is turned off. The first you'll know is when it won't turn on because the battery is flat.
If you prefer to turn the camera off before changing lenses, make sure you turn it back on when the new lens is fitted - even if you're not going to be using it, in which case once it has booted up you can turn it off with no risk of battery drain.
D60 users - I don't know if this also applies to you, but it definitely does for us D30'ers.
26th of July 2002 (Fri), 05:10
Good to know that. I ll remember.Unfortunately i have only one lens ;)
26th of July 2002 (Fri), 11:57
You're welcome - just bear in mind that it will also happen when you fit that one lens.
I usually keep my cameras without lenses fitted, but the body cap on. If I fit a lens for taking with me but not for immediate use, that will trigger the drain - it's not just removing one lens and fitting another, it's just the fitting that causes it.
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