8fps without en-el4? sure!

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  1. notelliot

    notelliot TPF Noob!

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    i don't know about you guys, but i've been watching this thread over on dp review about shooting at 8fps without the grip/en-el4 via a firmware hack.

    something about bracketing bursts and "single" release mode.

    i was curious, so i tried. did not work. however, this may be due to the firmware being 1.02 (later version..).

    from my findings, none of the firmware hack was needed. if you set your release mode to single frame, and are fast enough at the finger tips, you can shoot 8-9 frames in a second. no grip, no d2x batt.

    conclusion: be quick, or buy a grip.
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Little info... are you talking about the D300?

    Sure you can do it without the EN-EL4s. It works at 8FPS with AA batteries... but you DO need the grip, thats the catch. ;)
     
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    notelliot TPF Noob!

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    sorry, yeah. d300.

    no, this was all about not having the grip. you held the function button and it would fire a bracket burst at 8fps. i couldn't get it to work. but i was able to fire off more than 6 frames in a second by repeatedly hitting the shutter.
     
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    Yeah, I'm pretty certain the camera is capable of doing it without the grip, but Nikon isn't getting the extra money.
     

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