Well, time for me to find out for myself what I think of NiMH over EL3e's. I got delivery of my MB-D200 today (yeah!! :biggrin: :biggrin, have charged up a fresh set of batteries and now it's time to start shotgun shootin'! Actually, I like the weight now... reminds me of the film SLR days with those big bulky bodies and the heavy glass... all I need is that wonderful, fumie film smell :Swirl: and I'd be all kinds of happy... There's a marketing idea: scratch-n'-snips for DSLR users! ...now to scrape together another $700-bucks for that new VR and they'll have to peel me from the ceiling!