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p.1 #1 · D800 Battery age


Hi Guys,

I have a D800 with 219 actuations under it's belt.

The Nikon brand battery is already indicating "2" in the Battery Info menu.

What kind of life are you guys getting out of the Nikon brand battery? The no name battery seems to be holding a charge fine.

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Apr 24, 2013 at 09:53 PM
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p.1 #2 · D800 Battery age


The batt in the grip is either used or probably not genuine. My 2 yr old EN-EL15's from my D7K all read "0"
My D800 batts thru ~16K actuations both read "0" Something's not right there.



Apr 24, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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p.1 #3 · D800 Battery age


Thanks for your input. Wow 16k and still read "0", yeah something's up with mine. The battery in the grip is indeed a Nikon which came with the new body ( now has 219 clicks). I had suspected something was wrong with it a couple of weeks ago;

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1202626/0#11465570

Thanks again for your input, much appreciated.




Apr 24, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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p.1 #4 · D800 Battery age


Try cleaning the battery contacts. Camera may not getting enough "juice" to correctly report battery condition.

I'd also clean the contacts between the grip and the camera if possible.

It doesn't take much surface contamination to drop the voltage and possibly throw off the readings.

Worth a try any way.

Hope this helps,

Dave



Apr 25, 2013 at 04:16 AM
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p.1 #5 · D800 Battery age


About 35k shots and still 0 on the battery indicator . I get about 1000 shots out of them. (have 2, but 1 is used a lot more than the other) The batteries are about 2-3 years old from when I bought my D7K.
Try to put that battery in your body and leave the grip off, what does it say then?



Apr 25, 2013 at 05:50 AM
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p.1 #6 · D800 Battery age


Thanks for the great tips guys!

The bad battery in the body without the grip reads the same unfortunately. Oh well, it happens. I spoke with Nikon yesterday, they'll be taking care of me.

I should also mention that my battery was not part of the recall.

Nikon Battery EN EL-15 Recall



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p.1 #7 · D800 Battery age


Just thought I'd let you guys know Nikon sent me a new battery, this one is holding a charge just fine.

Thank you Nikon Customer Service!



May 04, 2013 at 03:53 PM
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p.1 #8 · D800 Battery age


I have not yet experienced any issues with my EN-EL15's on either D7100 or D800. They are all working well. I was planning to buy a few extra's in the upcoming month's.


May 05, 2013 at 03:50 AM
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p.1 #9 · D800 Battery age


Never seen this happening so quickly. I have a few batteries displaying 1 or 2 but that's after 20k shots or more.

Guy



May 05, 2013 at 01:47 PM
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p.1 #10 · D800 Battery age


I'm reasonably sure that your shutter count is right, just based on your personal input. But be aware that the DSC_0219 count means nothing. That number can be reset and manipulated in a couple different ways. Only the exif count is correct.

However, it's probably a bad battery as I have ~10,000 shots on my D800e and the batteries all still register as 0 or 1.



May 05, 2013 at 02:49 PM
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p.1 #11 · D800 Battery age


well I'm glad nikon gave someone a replacement!
there is a problem with their batteries, not just the specific recall ones.
I posted this a few months back on dpr

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/50669474

jn



May 05, 2013 at 05:24 PM
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p.1 #12 · D800 Battery age


Studio B wrote:
Hi Guys,

I have a D800 with 219 actuations under it's belt as seen here.

http://i1349.photobucket.com/albums/p741/studiob1/fr_22_zps7a4afa00.jpg

The Nikon brand battery is already indicating "2" in the Battery Info menu.

http://i1349.photobucket.com/albums/p741/studiob1/fr_23_zps654663e0.jpg

What kind of life are you guys getting out of the Nikon brand battery? The no name battery seems to be holding a charge fine.



Thats crazy, you must have a bad battery.

I've got 6 batteries for my D700 and D300s that are 4-5 years old and all are still at "0" life.

Also, do you have a real Nikon grip or a knock off grip? If it's a knock off grip then it could have a back connection with the battery making it die faster.



May 08, 2013 at 07:17 PM





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