I am looking at getting the mbd10 for my d300. Do I need the el4 battery to get the 8fps speed? I can not seem to find clarification for this.
Have been looking into this since getting my D300s and to my understanding yes we do need to use the el4 battery.
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Yes, you do, but you can also use 8x AA.
To get the 8fps, you will need either the tray that holds 8xAA's or the enel4 or enel4A, but to use either if the enel4 derivatives, you will also need the BL-3 battery chamber door, which is usually sold separately.
i always used aa's - handy to have them in the grip as backup to the flash, and vicer versa
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Cheers all. That make sense now. I think I will just use the AA's.
I am tending to go the same way,but a side question.With the El4 battery is that a separate charger or use the el3 charger
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Same charger I believe....best to check the Nikon website for spec tho
The enel3 battery that comes with the D300/700 will not charge an enel4/a, you will need the MH-21 or 22(dual) charger, or an aftermarketto charge them.
Seems like to go with AA Batteries instead even thou the EL4 has real punch it in