D90 battery grip issue, maybe....

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Bought a battery grip for the D90 http://www.adorama.com/INKMBD80AK.h...ping Site&utm_campaign=Other&utm_source=gbase and just cycled through a set of batteries. It appears to run off the right side first then the left. Battery meter showed that the batteries had run out of juice. When I check the battery meter in the menu it showed the right had expired but the left still had 60%. Camera would only stay on for about 30 seconds and die though. Worked fine once I swapped the batteries from side to side. I would expect to get 90% out of each battery before the camera dies from lack of power.

Anyone else had any issues with this brand? Or is this normal?
 
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i never used nikon batteries in mine. i always used the tray with lithiums and it seemed like they would never die, i know for sure when i went to clearwater fl. i shot over 2000 pictures and still had life in the lithiums.
 
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i never used nikon batteries in mine. i always used the tray with lithiums and it seemed like they would never die, i know for sure when i went to clearwater fl. i shot over 2000 pictures and still had life in the lithiums.

That's something I hadn't considered, lithium batteries. When I first bought the grip I dismissed the thought of using them over the Nikon batteries, but seeing that the Nikon batteries don't work together but separately the lithiums make more sense. The drawback I suppose is the cost of the lithiums but if I'm shooting a long timelapse the price would be worth it to make sure it's successful.

Thanks
 
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i have had my D7000 for about a month now and a grip. i have not replaced the lithiums yet.
 
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Bought a battery grip for the D90 http://www.adorama.com/INKMBD80AK.h...ping Site&utm_campaign=Other&utm_source=gbase and just cycled through a set of batteries. It appears to run off the right side first then the left. Battery meter showed that the batteries had run out of juice. When I check the battery meter in the menu it showed the right had expired but the left still had 60%. Camera would only stay on for about 30 seconds and die though. Worked fine once I swapped the batteries from side to side. I would expect to get 90% out of each battery before the camera dies from lack of power.

Anyone else had any issues with this brand? Or is this normal?

I have the same problem with my MB-D80 grip, it had one two Zeikos batteries and one died, and it didn't switch to the second battery. I called Nikon and they said I have to use two Nikon batteries. I have one so I just purchased a second one. I had the Zeikos grip and I had to return it for draining batteries by as much as 3 to 5% overnight with the camera off. I know the Nikon has a problem with the center contact in the camera not making contact when using the MB-D80 grip, and people have fixed it with a slight bend of the second pin in the camera. But I don't think this is the problem.
 

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