I Shall Return

Discuss Nikon E2, E3 (incl. Fujix DS-505, 515 and 56x models), the original Nikon D1 and other discontinued Nikon DSLRs. Ask questions, post general comments, anecdotes, reviews and user tips.
Stan Disbrow
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Re: I Shall Return

Post by Stan Disbrow » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:54 pm

Hi,

I ran a few test shots on the D80 and it looks pretty good. We have a heron that was born on our pond a couple years ago and he is frequently here. So, he showed up and let me shoot him with the 70-300mm second lens I bought to go with the D80.

I did wind up taking the two batteries into my electronics shop and measuring their capacities. One was 26 mAh and the other 203. As I said: sad. Both were supposed to be 2000 mAh. I also checked the one which came with the D1H and it was 1595 mAH on a 2000 rating. So, that one is pretty good. I only bought one new pack for the D1H thinking the one that came with it was pretty good, and now I know for sure.

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Re: I Shall Return

Post by pieroc91 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:17 am

26mAh.. thats sad... cool that everything is working, i remember having an old sony battery from my defunct alpha 100 and it still holds good charge, yours must surely been had a really though life

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Re: I Shall Return

Post by Stan Disbrow » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:01 am

Hi,

Well, Li-Ion in this case. They don't really have a Rhyme or Reason to them. Some last a long while. Some not so long. Deep cycling them shortens their life. Maybe that happened. Camera use would tend to run one down until the camera quit. One pack was Nikon branded, so I bet it came with the camera. The other may well have been bought at the same time. Might have just been age. Doesn't really matter. Have new ones now.

The bad part is all this now has me thinking about upgrading my digital F5 with a Df.... :P. That was what I had in my mind for a DSLR way back when I bought the E2! And, I have a nice collection of AI lenses already. Leftovers from an F2, FE, and FA. All good ones. ;)

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Re: I Shall Return

Post by pieroc91 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:31 pm

Ai Lenses are my favorites, i'm currently using a 28mm f2.8 ais, micro-nikkor 55mm f1:2.8, pre-ai Nikkor H 85mm f1:1.8, 105mm f1:1.8 AIs, 180mm f1:2.8 AIs and they are all superb, they can get really sharp pictures even with the gigantical sensor of the d800.

Df seems like a nice option, i like how behaves on high iso and the camera itself is really beautiful

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Re: I Shall Return

Post by Stan Disbrow » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:12 pm

Hi,

Yup. Got all those. All quite good. The physically smaller ones look lost on the 760, though. ;) They would be a much better fit on a Df. Heck, they are a much better fit on the D1H! :P

My wife with her D80 has the 'bug' now. Wanted to try some of my lenses. I had to tell her: 'Nope, don't work on that. Too old'. Ha! But I can use that to get a Df past her. Made in the Old School way for the great old lenses. ;)

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