Author Topic: Do You Prefer Rendering Of "Vintage" Nikon Cameras To "Modern" Nikon Cameras?  (Read 4593 times)

John Geerts

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The new Li-Ion kind is apparently very good, but on the expensive side when shipping and taxes are added.
For the Netherlands Amazon (nl or de) had the best deal. Are they active in Norway? 

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The link does not mention what is the most compatible charger for this replacement Li-ion battery and its more contemporary chemistry.

From my limited understanding of the chemistry of Li-ion and LiMH batteries, their individual chargers are not necessarily compatible with both of these chemistries. 

Am I missing something here?

TIA

This one has had some good reviews.

https://electropapa.com/en/battery-replacement-for-nikon-en-4-1800mah-72v-li-ion-500268400
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The link does not mention what is the most compatible charger for this replacement Li-ion battery and its more contemporary chemistry.

From my limited understanding of the chemistry of Li-ion and LiMH batteries, their individual chargers are not necessarily compatible with both of these chemistries. 

Am I missing something here?

TIA

I don’t have that battery, but reports on DPR forums say that the stock Nikon chargers work, however unintuitive that is.
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I have charged the "new" Li-Ion battery pack with Nikon's original car charger, plus the MH-15 which I just received.

Aparently both work well. My old NiMh batteries did a quick resurgence with the car charger, but died pretty fast off in use. Just a few frames. When I used the MH-15 to refresh then recharge them, they had died completely? Perhaps I try the car charger again to see if its more crude and rough charging can ignite new sparks within the packs.

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The first, and accidental, shot with my 'new' Fujifilm S3 Pro.

Plusses for me are:
Takes AA batteries.
F mount.
Somewhat able to tweak JPEGs in camera.
Not heavy.


Main minus:
The weird interfaces for settings.
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Before I used a Sony, I thought the Fuji S3 Pro was the weirdest DSLR ever. I had the "special edition" S3 Pro UV/IR and acording to the maker the camera should only be sold to forensic experts!! Only change from the ordinary model was they had replaced the filter over the sensor and put stickers on the box stating "Limited Edition" and "UV is dangerous". Probably an attempt to shift surplus stock before the launch of the S5Pro??

User interface was clumsy and frustrating awkward. The camera devoured batteries at an alarmingly fast rate and 'boasted' 30 sec max. live view, if the camera was in the mood for such frivolities. AA batteries and Norwegian winter was a bad combination.  Raw files were almost impossible to process unless run through the "Hyper Utility" or whatever they designated the worst program I have ever used. Despite being labelled for 'UV'  use, the camera didn't record much more in UV than ordinary cameras , even through my UV-Nikkor lens :(  I later found out the Fuji didn't record more than a fraction of the EXIF data compared to my Nkons, thus writing a routine to automatically find the lens and extract shooting data to my database was tricky indeed.

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The Fuji S2 used the 4 AA batteries plus a pair of CR123 batteries supposedly for powering the flash only. A few functions did behave oddly as the CR123's became drained. Like the S3  the S2 also used F mount lenses.

Color temperature could be controlled manually on the S2 but there was no way to set tint.  If a series of exposures was made under constant lighting conditions, indoors or outdoors, variation in the saturation of blues and yellows was common enough to not be a surprise.