The lesson I learned today...

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  1. Dmitri

    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    .. buy a backup battery, or learn not to trust your cameras judgement on what constitutes "full" :lol:
     
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    tinfish TPF Noob!

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    I've learned that lesson before as well.
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    just to save you time - also buy a back-up memory card -- for very much the same reasoning (plus there is always just one more shot you just have to get! ;))
     
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    I bought a backup battery when I bought my camera and have only needed to change in the field one time, but it was nice having it. Like has been mentioned, backup battery and memory card both are good ideas I think.
     
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    Interestingly enough the D200 is right on the mark with how full the battery is when in the camera, but add the grip and it seems the battery goes from full to empty in the last 20 minutes of a daylong shoot.

    I suggest to all who buy grips, take the AA adapters with you. You can get AAs at the local SevenEleven in case of emergency but they don't stock Nikon LiIons :)
     
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    Good advice, Plus you probably have a bunch of AA's for your flash(es) anyway.
     
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    RyanLilly No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    So Seven Elevens are common in Australia also? What brand gas do they sell now, or are they just the store and not a gas station?
     
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    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ha! I learned that one a couple of weeks ago when I started to shoot in RAW, and my whopping 2gig card got full real quick. :lol:
     
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    I also like the backup battery just for everyday stuff because I can keep shooting while one is charging. I tend to carry the charger wherever I go... particularly easy to do since, between my d100 and d300 charger AND the extra one my Aunt had from losing her D70... I got lotsa chargers!
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    British English:
    Propane, which is unfortunate because LPG would be a much more useful gas considering how many cars here run on it these days. But the only stations with LPG tanks seem to be Caltex BP and Shell in our area.

    American English:
    Petrol and Diesel, no word yet on Ethanol at our local SevenEleven.
     
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    I know how you feel! I felt obligated to buy a 12 GB card after my 2GB was filled with RAWs within a couple of hours of shooting!
     
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    Failed from the first word.
     

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