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    D800 battery life

    We recently shot about 500 photos and still had about 50% battery power left. Quite impressive we would say.
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    Re: D800 battery life

    On my recent trip to Oregon, I shot for four days and deliberately didn't change or charge the battery. That's with lots of "chimping" and use of Live View. I finally put in a fresh battery because I was about to hike/walk a distance and didn't want to risk getting to 0%. Quite impressive indeed.
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    Re: D800 battery life

    The other plus is that they fit for the Nikon V1
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    Re: D800 battery life

    And the D7000 which I just bought. I have 5 batteries in total between the two cams. Lot of frames there.
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    Re: D800 battery life

    I shot a wedding with my D800 and changed out the battery (even though there was still some charge left) roughly 1000 frames into the gig. I can't see me ever using all three of my batts. Not bad at all!

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    Re: D800 battery life

    By the way, Best Buy stocks them, in case you need one in a hurry. I bought two there before going to Oregon, and only needed the one that came with the camera body.
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    Re: D800 battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    We recently shot about 500 photos and still had about 50% battery power left. Quite impressive we would say.
    Depends largely on the use of autofocus, vibration reduction and live view. When I forget the plug in the AC power in the studio I sometimes do not get more than 10 product images from a fully charged battery, because the live view is on all the time

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