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  1. #1
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    New Member, New Camera...a few D750 Questions

    Hello Nikonites!
    New member here. I have been using Nikon since my Nikon N70 and F100 35mm film cameras. My first Digital was the Nikon D70 (still have it). I had a D2x and a D700 and I just picked up a very lightly used D750 for under $800. ALOT of camera for the money. I bought a MB-D16 grip for it for $75 and all my lenses work perfectly with it. I used to do studio work with models and now I get outside and shoot cars mostly.

    I have only shot with the D750 a few times but I am LOVING the dynamic range and the high ISO quality. I used the Wi-Fi a few times for the novelty of it, but it drained the battery very quickly. It seems like the battery drains pretty fast...I am wondering if I have a bad battery. I am getting like maybe 200 shots on a battery. But that was long exposures like 20 seconds with Long Exposure Noise reduction processing on so maybe that was draining the battery quickly. What are people getting as far as battery life with the D750. My D700 could take a few thousand shots on a battery. If I wanna get a few batteries are the Nikon batteries the best option or are there good 3rd party batteries that perform like the Nikons for less? I plan on getting at least one more to have one in the grip and one in the camera. and maybe even a 3rd for a spare.


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    Re: New Member, New Camera...a few D750 Questions

    Welcome to the forum, great camera choice.
    Mike

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  3. #3
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    Re: New Member, New Camera...a few D750 Questions

    Welcome to the Forum. I hope you enjoy it here. I do not have a 750 but from other discussions about batteries, your battery life is not the norm. If you have left the Wifi on that could be why the batteries are draining so fast, but there are a lot of folks with D750s that should be able to help.

    This is a pretty easy going place.
    Dan~~Kentucky

    "The natural man must know in order to believe; The spiritual man must believe in order to know. " ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer ~ "The Dwelling Place of God"

    Nikon Z 6 Nikon D7200 w/Grip, Nikon D700 w/Grip, AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm/1.8G, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8
    Yongnuo Speedlight YN568EX, Vanguard ALTA Pro 264AB Tripod, Vanguard
    SBH-100 ball head Beike Gimbal Head, ARCA Swiss B1 ball head

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  4. #4
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    Re: New Member, New Camera...a few D750 Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by jrhone View Post
    Hello Nikonites!
    New member here. I have been using Nikon since my Nikon N70 and F100 35mm film cameras. My first Digital was the Nikon D70 (still have it). I had a D2x and a D700 and I just picked up a very lightly used D750 for under $800. ALOT of camera for the money. I bought a MB-D16 grip for it for $75 and all my lenses work perfectly with it. I used to do studio work with models and now I get outside and shoot cars mostly.

    I have only shot with the D750 a few times but I am LOVING the dynamic range and the high ISO quality. I used the Wi-Fi a few times for the novelty of it, but it drained the battery very quickly. It seems like the battery drains pretty fast...I am wondering if I have a bad battery. I am getting like maybe 200 shots on a battery. But that was long exposures like 20 seconds with Long Exposure Noise reduction processing on so maybe that was draining the battery quickly. What are people getting as far as battery life with the D750. My D700 could take a few thousand shots on a battery. If I wanna get a few batteries are the Nikon batteries the best option or are there good 3rd party batteries that perform like the Nikons for less? I plan on getting at least one more to have one in the grip and one in the camera. and maybe even a 3rd for a spare.
    Congrats on the new camera. The D750 is a beast but long exposure shots like you were doing (~20s), especially when using Long Exposure NR, will drain you battery really, really fast. I found this out myself the first time I did light painting/night shots in the high desert. Keeping the shutter open that long, combined with the added overhead of doing the nose reduction, is the most likely reason you only got ~200 shots from a full battery. If you had wireless enabled that would help drain the battery as well. I wouldn't judge overall battery life based on that sort of shooting session, unless it's the norm for how you shoot; in which case I would suggest you to stock-up on batteries.

    As for reasonably priced, third party batteries, I've had good success with Wasabi batteries and the STK Version. I also suggest a good dual-battery charger. This is the one I use, the Neewer Dual LCD Battery Charger but there are several others to choose from.
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  5. #5
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    Re: New Member, New Camera...a few D750 Questions

    Congrats on the D750! I picked one up last fall and absolutely love it.

    You can check your battery age under the Setup Menu - Battery Info. This is a scale of 0 -4, (0 new, 4 end of life).

    This information can be found on page 383 of the manual. Here is a link to it if you need it.

    http://download.nikonimglib.com/arch...M_DL(En)05.pdf
    Camera: D750
    Nikon Zoom Lenses: AF-S NIKKOR 24120mm f/4G ED VR, AF-S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G VR
    Nikon Prime Lens: AF-S 50mm 1.8G, AF-S 85mm 1.8G
    Flash: Nikon SB-400, Yongnuo YN-568EX x 2

  6. #6
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    Re: New Member, New Camera...a few D750 Questions

    Welcome to the forum!
    D810; D7200; AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED; AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR; Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 Sport; Sigma 2X Teleconverter;
    AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; AF-S 85mm f/1.8G - Old non-AF; 105mm f/2.5; 28mm f/2.8 - Godox V860II & AD200

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    Re: New Member, New Camera...a few D750 Questions

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  8. #8
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    Re: New Member, New Camera...a few D750 Questions

    hello and welcome
    Learn to laugh at yourself, everyone else is.
    D500, D7000. SB700.

    Nikkor 18-105mm, 35mm, 70-300mm and Sigma 50-500.

    LowePro 202 Slingshot bag, Wimberley Gimbal head, Benro Carbon Fiber Tripod.

    Vanguard Alta 263 Tripod with SBH-250 ballhead, Vanguard AM 263 Monopod with SBH-100 ballhead.

  9. #9
    Junior Member

    Re: New Member, New Camera...a few D750 Questions

    Just a followup...I think I know why I'm getting poor battery performance...I have a cheap Ebay battery in there...Time to grab a new battery...

  10. #10
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    Re: New Member, New Camera...a few D750 Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by jrhone View Post
    Just a followup...I think I know why I'm getting poor battery performance...I have a cheap Ebay battery in there...Time to grab a new battery...
    Yup! Cheap Chinese battery's tend to give short battery life. Plus, they can overheat and destroy your camera.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800





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